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Faultlines Voddie Baucham

Author and law student Joel McDurmon has done a series of videos criticizing Voddie Baucham’s book, titled Fault Lines, and the book raises concern with woke ideology infiltrating the church.  Over at Youtube, McDurmon’s first video can be found titled “Review of Voddie Baucham, Fault Lines – Definitions and Meanings – Part One.”  I have written a response to one of McDurmon’s claims here: “.”  I also see that Kevin Johnson has written a series of posts responding to McDurmon here that is worth looking into and reading. 

Here in this post I want to respond to one of McDurmon’s claims that has not received much attention.  McDurmon claimed Voddie had a quote about Critical Race Theory that is not from any school, not even a high school.

This video clip here is an excerpt from 1 hour 18 minutes 28 seconds to 1 hour 21 minute and 7 seconds:

Here’s the transcript of the video and I highlighted the part in bold that I want to focus on:

And so here’s a quotation he puts up as a definition of what critical race theory is, in their own words. And he says, according to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. (And let me have it on the screen version here). Quote:

CRT recognizes that racism is engrained in the fabric and system of the American Society. The individual racist need not exist to note that institutional racism is pervasive in the dominant culture. This is the analytical lens that CRT uses in examining existing power structures. CRT identifies that these power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy. Which perpetuates the marginalization of the people of color. CRT also rejects the traditions of liberalism and meritocracy. Legal discourse says that the law is neutral, color blind. However, CRT challenges this legal quote truth, by examining liberalism and meritocracy as a vehicle for self-interest, power, and privilege. He goes on, Voddie adds, many discussions of CRT have referenced this definition and with good reason.

And he goes on to give his reasons, for that which are not necessarily substantial to the point). According to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, this is the definition of CRT. And many people have used this definition. The problem with this is that this claim is not from the UCLA Luskin School of Affairs. It’s not from UCLA. It’s not from any school of Public Affairs. It’s not from any university school, period. It’s not even from any official school, high school, period. It’s not from any school! This quotation came from a side website, created by a group of students in one part of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. It’s not sanctioned by the school. It’s not sanctioned by any professor. It is not put forth as a definition of CRT. Now, stop at that point right there.  

Here is my take:

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