A black professor of classics takes on the cult of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this compelling appeal to true justice, he demolishes the identity politics that makes a travesty of Martin Luther King’s dream.

Martin Luther King’s dream of a colorblind society is dead. Powerful political, educational, and corporate forces are making race the defining feature of American life, and nobody dares to stop them.

Naively confident in the “marketplace of ideas,” conservatives have done nothing as cultural Marxists have rewritten America’s history and redefined its ideals. But we can’t assume that poisonous ideas will simply wither when exposed to the light. The truth, argues the maverick black scholar Andre Archie, requires a spirited defense.

In The Virtue of Colorblindness, Archie exposes the injustice of our emerging civil religion. Radical ideologues now teach our children that colorblindness is racism, while the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” industry promotes policies that punish some people and reward others because of the color of their skin. Far from helping black Americans—or any other Americans—these racists of the left are sowing division, tribalism, and resentment.

The attack on colorblindness is anti-American and does not deserve a respectful hearing. It’s time to fight back.

About the author(s)

Andre Archie, Ph.D., is an associate professor of ancient Greek philosophy at Colorado State University. His academic work has been published in The Journal of Philosophical Research, Ancient Philosophy, History of Political Thought, and Scholia, and in his book Politics in Socrates’ Alcibiades. He also writes essays for National Review, The American Conservative, and Modern Age, and is a popular lecturer and speaker. He lives with his family in Colorado.


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