Taiwan-born judge James Ho released a searing condemnation of critical race theory that accused the advocates of “requiring discrimination” as part of its system.
“There’s a big difference between prohibiting racial discrimination and endorsing disparate impact theory,” Ho wrote in a legal opinion.
“It’s the difference between securing equality of opportunity regardless of race and guaranteeing equality of outcome based on race. It’s the difference between color blindness and critical race theory,” he added.
Ho also contrasted the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. with critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi. While King encouraged a world where people were judged by character, Kendi claims, “A racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups.”
The words come at a critical time as many states continue to debate whether critical race theory should be allowed in public school education.
At least 19 states have already banned or restricted critical race theory in some manner, according to the Washington Examiner.
States that have banned or are restricting critical race theory:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 21, 2021
In June, Texas became one of the most recent states to ban the teaching of critical race theory in public schools.