How Critical Theory Ruined Anti-Racism

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TaraElla
Oct 26, 2018 · 5 min read
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How the Radical Socialist Worldview Ruined Anti-Racism

The truth is, many radical socialists never believed in the classical liberal vision of a color-blind society. A society where individuals have equal opportunity to compete in the free market system is a liberal dream that socialists never shared, and they have always been reluctant to put aside their objections to capitalism to work aside us for liberal goals.

Classical Liberalism Must Become Academic, Too

In fact, what we are seeing now is the end product of at least several decades of development. A major problem we have is that radical socialist worldviews have gained an upper hand in intellectual and academic discourse in recent decades. Socialism, or more precisely, neo-Marxism, has become the default system for analysing social relations and sociological reality. The fact that there have been very few prominent classical liberal intellectuals since around 1980 is illustrative of this. This must change. I propose that we call for the establishment of a new tradition of social analysis, where we analyse social relations based on the individual as the unit, and individual liberty as the highest good. The core Moral Libertarian principle of Equal Moral Agency for every individual would be a good starting point for this.

The Core Moral Libertarian Question: is there Equal Moral Agency for Every Individual?

Using a moral libertarian analysis, we can develop a more individualist, and hence fairer, perspective on inequality. For example, if we are concerned about racial minorities having a harder time in accessing education or in participating in politics, what we need to do is to listen to the real experiences of individuals in those fields. We need to listen to what barriers they perceive as being in their way, and if these barriers are proven to be real, we need to fix them.


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TaraElla

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TaraElla

TaraElla is a singer-songwriter and author, passionate about free speech, liberty and equality. https://www.taraella.com

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TaraElla

Written by

TaraElla

TaraElla is a singer-songwriter and author, passionate about free speech, liberty and equality. https://www.taraella.com

TaraElla Report: The Moral Libertarian View

Reviving classical liberalism, putting the best of Western civilization to use in the 21st century. Note that classical liberalism is NOT ‘neoliberalism’ or ‘radlib’!

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