Race Relations

GOP Continues to Support and Advance Martin Luther King's Legacy We cannot improve upon Rev. Martin Luther King’s vision; we embrace it fully as the continuing goal for Gwinnett County and for America.   He wrote:  “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.  Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, and they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.”   Continue reading

Critical Race Theory

What is Critical Race Theory (CRT) and why does the Gwinnett GOP oppose it? Critical Race Theory is an academic discipline built on identity-based Marxism. Critical race proponents cleverly redefine words that have a positive connotation to sell their ideas not only in universities – now it is being forced on employees through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training and introduced to many public schools. For example, the word “equity” replaces the traditional American ideal of “equality.” Equality means that every person is equal under the law and should have equal opportunity. Equity, on the other hand, means Marxist redistribution of wealth (confiscating property from “white oppressors” and favoring distribution to “oppressed” minorities). Ibram X. Kendi of Boston University, author of “How to Be an Antiracist”, has proposed a federal government agency of Antiracism. This agency would be unaccountable to elected branches of government and would have the power to nullify or abolish any law at any level of government and to curtail the speech of anyone they deem insufficiently “antiracist.”   Continue reading