Letters to the Editor

A divisive theory


We are in the second year of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training at my workplace. Said training has Critical Race Theory as its foundation. The following is what I know.

CRT is antiwhite racism. It is the intersection of Marxism — in which there are only oppressors and the oppressed – and race. Application begets a tautology: whites are oppressors and one knows oppressors because they are white. Only white.

The current flag-bearer for CRT, Ibram X. Kendi, writes, “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.”

Kendi spoke at the American Federation of Teachers TEACH 21 conference.

CRT promotes identity politics — one can only be seen as part of a group. It also seeks equity, defined as equality of outcome. The goal of CRT is equal division according to racial groups.

I most fervently hope Critical Race Theory never makes its way to RSD13 schools.

Gene Riotte

Thank you


As we mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, please remember our own first responders and public safety professionals in Durham.

The Durham Volunteer Fire Company, the Durham Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Emergency Management Department and our Resident State Trooper all provide amazing service to residents and visitors. They always act professional and ask for nothing in return. They handle emergency and life-threatening situations on a daily basis while engaging in long-term planning for future incidents.

I believe I speak for the entire community when I thank every first responder in town. Your service does not go unrecognized.

John Szewczyk

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