There is a popular video going around right now of a man that is very opposed to the idea of Critical Race Theory, but seems to know virtually nothing about what it really is. You can see the video here:
This post isn’t about CRT itself, but in how our views are shaped. This man has heard, from somewhere, that Critical Race Theory is a bad thing and he believes it. Having trusted sources to shape your views is important, but then being able to defend them yourself is equally important.
I doubt the video above is the first time that this man has expressed his objections to CRT, but it hasn’t crossed his mind to explore the concept at all. This idea points back to a few of my recent posts.
First, it seems he’s lacking enough humility (well, until this video went viral) to realize that he has something to learn. Really, though, I think it goes back to taking the time to improve your competence.
Having strong opinions about political issues is a great thing to do, but it’s crucial that we dig into them to make sure we know what we believe. Knowing more might make you change your mind, or it might help you better support your existing beliefs, and both are solid steps forward.