‘Racism’ is a twentieth century word, first recorded in 1903. The closely related word ‘racialism’ is older, recorded from 1880. Both appear to have grown out of social Darwinism (based on the mistaken notion that some races were more highly evolved than others).
But by the dawn of the twenty-first century, the ugly idea named by both of these words had been outlawed in the western democracies.
ABC’s school racism documentary is ‘absolutely inappropriate’
It would be easy to smugly think that the battle against racism is a battle we have won.
Think again.
Racism is once again raising its ugly face in a new form and under a new name—but just as vicious and ugly as the older form. This time it is coming from the political left, not the right. Back in the 1930s it was the fascists who promoted racism. It was the Hitler Gang that promoted the so-called purity (and superiority) of what they called the Aryan race.
Today the politics of racism have been reversed. Now it is not the superiority of one race that is being promoted, but the inferiority of another. And those promoting the notion of racial inferiority are Marxists (and their fellow travellers) and they call their theory ‘anti-racism.’
However, they are not so different from their right-wing predecessors—since both believe people should be judged not on the content of their character, but on the colour of their skin.
To show this ugly new form of racism at work all we need do is ‘round up the usual suspects’ (to quote Claude Rains from the classic 1942 movie Casablanca).
That means starting with the ABC.
The left is ‘keeping racism alive’ and ‘fuelling it for their own ends’
They showed how this new racism works in their documentary series The School That Tried to End Racism.  This three-part series took us to a school where eleven- and twelve-year-olds were taught to be ashamed, not of the content of their character but of the colour of their skin. What they were taught to be ashamed of is what is called white skin (although it’s really closer to pink).
That is the new racism, the so-called ‘anti-racism’ that teaches the inferiority of the white race to every other race. Whites, according to this theory, are inferior because they have rigged the system to favour themselves and discriminate against everyone else.
What such programs always fail to do is produce any evidence of systemic racism in Australia today. Because there is no evidence. None exists. They can’t show, for instance, that there are quotas restricting the entrance of Asians, or black or brown people, to Australian universities or Australian jobs, because no such quotas exist.
There is no systemic racism because the system is not rigged.
It is illegal in Australia to use skin colour as basis for discrimination.
Schoolchildren being taught to ‘despise their own nation’
But still they pursue their baseless claim, urging us to condemn people based on skin colour, not on character—to treat people not as individuals but as members of their skin colour category (‘white’).
This Marxist “anti-racism” program is known among academics as Critical Race Theory, and it is the moral equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan—without the lynchings (which have been replaced by public shaming and abuse and the manipulation of the minds of young children). In a strange coincidence these two racist groups are known by triple initialisms: the KKK and the CRT.
The new racists try to brain wash children into being ashamed of something called ‘white privilege’—without producing any evidence that white privilege exists. This is exactly parallel to the KKK’s claim of superiority over the black races—which was also drummed into the minds of children without a scrap of evidence to support it.
So, why do the Marxists (and their fellow travellers) do this?
Why do they want to badger young children into being ashamed of their skin colour—of being white?
Critical race theory teaches children ‘if you have a certain skin colour you are evil’
Because they are trying to create a new form of racial division. A country divided along racial lines helps no one—except those Marxists who would like to see the whole system of democratic capitalism collapse in a heap of squabbling tribes.
We don’t need their ‘anti-racism’ any more than we needed the ugly ‘racism’ of the past.
Better than both is what I would call ‘non-racism.’ This is the view that we refuse to pigeon-hole people, or evaluate people, on the basis of the colour of their skin.
To me this makes sense because I look at the people around me from the perspective of the Christian worldview which says there is only one race—the human race; that the colour of skin is an irrelevancy; and that all human beings should be treated equally and with respect and dignity.
The problem is that the lies are not being challenged, and this notion that everyone must be judged on their skin colour not their character is soaking into Australia’s national life.
All of us need to call out this new racism for what it is.

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