Race Crazy

Hold my Drink Podcast Blog, Episode 43

For this week’s podcast blog, we were given permission to reprint a snippet from Charles Love’s forthcoming book, Race Crazy.

Our country has gone race crazy. Race has become an obsession, and those pushing this madness are leading the country into division and decline. It is important to take a nuanced approach when addressing society’s biggest problems; however, our shift to an all-encompassing race focus has propelled our national conversations outside the realm of rational thinking.

We must stop pretending that this lunacy is moral, fair, legal, or helpful to blacks.

Much of this focus on race is being infiltrated into the culture through our education system. From K-12 schools, where our impressionable children spend their formative years, to the hallowed halls of our institutions of higher learning, administrators have decided that blacks are different from others and therefore should be treated differently. The negative impact of years of lowering standards, affirmative action admissions, and racially biased grade manipulations have harmed the education of blacks, their likelihood of graduation, and their prospects for post-college success. These race-conscious biases also set a precedent for today’s far more radical race-based discrimination.

How race crazy have things become? There was the judge who ruled a black defendant could not get a fair trial because there were portraits of white judges in the courtroom; The CEO of Chick-fil-A who said whites should shine the shoes of black strangers; and a study from Ohio State University that suggested victims of racism should take psychedelic drugs to lessen their “trauma”; an article in Psychology Today that argued “racial microaggressions” cause PTSD. Consider also the argument by Brandon Hasbrouck, assistant professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. At a time when many were contesting the fairness of election results, and “social justice warriors” were demanding we “count all the votes,” Professor Hasbrouck decided to go in a different direction. He posits what we need to implement “vote reparations,” by counting the votes of black Americans twice.

Any serious person can see how these things are the opposite of equality, will magnify social hostility, and will do more harm than good. These foolish demands increase in proportion to the ground we cede by giving in to them, or simply by pretending such demands or actions are reasonable and to be taken seriously. Our silent acquiescence in the face of the irrational and immoral is only bolstering these activists, which is leading to a society breakdown. That can no longer be tolerated. Borrowing from the radicals themselves, we must “resist”.

This is what Race Crazy sets out to do…

You can pre-order a copy of Race Crazy on Amazon.

In the Hold my Drink — navigating culture with a chaser of civility, and Counterweight podcast, Episode 43, we speak with Charles Love on his views on conservatism, our culture and his forthcoming book Race Crazy. Charles engages our different ideas around the criminal justice system, the impact of slavery, and the American obsession with race. Are we going race crazy? Join us as we navigate the growing insanity and its resulting divisions. All discussed with a chaser of civility, of course, a scotch on the rocks and a pinot noir.

Hold my Drink welcomes all people with all kinds of beverages to join us as we explore the truths of a chaotic and beautiful world, together.

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What Charles is Reading:

Common Ground, J. Anthony Lukas

Hollowed Out, Jeremy Adams

What Jen is Reading:

Heterodox Liberal Thinkers: Please Stop Throwing Us Conservatives Under the Bus, Newsweek, Charles Love

How Some Blacks are Influencing a New Brand of Racism, Consider Culture, Chi Brown

Chi Brown, Cut the Bull Podcast, Episode 14

Charles Love is the Executive Director of Seeking Educational Excellence (SEE), a non- profit whose mission is to empower disadvantaged students to reach their full potential. SEE understands that education and marketable life skills are the keys to success, regardless of race. Therefore, SEE’s mission is to focus on STEM and end the social justice agenda in academia.

He is the host of The Charles Love Show on AM560 The Answer, and co-host of the Cut The Bull Podcast. Charles is a scholar at 1776Unites, contributing writer at City Journal and the author of two books, Logic: The Truth About Blacks and the Republican Party and We Want Equality, How the Fight for Equality Gave Way to Preference. His latest book, Race Crazy is scheduled for release on November 9, 2021 and is currently available for pre-order.

His work has been featured in the New York Post, Real Clear Politics, Newsweek, and on the Rush Limbaugh Show. He has appeared on Fox News, Newsmax, and various radio programs, podcasts, and local TV shows. He writes frequently on race, politics, current events, and cultural issues and is passionate about solutions rather than partisan bickering.