The Religious Marxism of Critical Race Theory

The Religious Marxism of Critical Race Theory

June 24, 2021
Jun 24
5pm PT / 8pm ET
Add to Calendar Jun 24, 2021 5pm PT / 8pm ET America/Los_Angeles The Religious Marxism of Critical Race Theory Online

Calling all students and recent college graduates! Join The Atlas Society’s Senior Scholar, Richard Salsman, Ph.D., on Thursday, June 24th @ 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET for Morals & Markets. This 90-minute interactive seminar occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month and explores intersections between ethics, politics, economics, and markets. Tune in this June, when we come together to discuss “The Religious Marxism of Critical Race Theory.”

“Critical Race Theory”(CRT) claims that contemporary America is systemically, institutionally, and structurally racist. In the same vein, President Obama in 2015 told NPR that in America “the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, and discrimination in almost every institution of our lives is still part of our DNA. We are not cured.” In fact, only America’s South was systemically racist–-and not after the 1960s.  CRT is not new but reflects an odd amalgam of false theories: Marxism (“inherent conflict”), Christianity(“original sin”), and determinism (“no one can choose to be color blind”). CRT demands that Americans become more race conscious than they are. Reason and volition are the antidotes to CRT (and racism).

For additional information and in preparation for the event, feel free to review the attached ABSTRACT which also includes links to suggested readings.

Be sure to sign-up to join in the discussion of ideas and interpretations from an Objectivist perspective and relevant ideas from other important and influential philosophers, legal theorists, political economists, business executives, and politicians. 

Students can register for the event HERE. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining this course, have them email our student programs team HERE