The Epoch Times’ Jan Jekielek interviews Christopher Rufo on critical race theory

The Wealth and Poverty Review

Last month, Christopher Rufo, the director of the Center for Wealth & Poverty, exposed that a major U.S. nuclear lab — the Sandia National Laboratories — had forced all its white male executives to attend a “white men’s caucus” to educate them on their “white privilege.” After this story went viral, Christopher went on Tucker Carlson Tonight to declare a “One Man War” on critical race theory within the federal government.

Over the past month, Christopher has continued to investigate and uncover similar trainings in numerous federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control, the Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security, and others. This investigative reporting eventually led President Trump to sign an executive order banning critical race theory within all federal agencies.

In this interview with The Epoch Times‘ “American Thought Leaders” series, Christopher explains the history of critical race theory, how it became the default ideology of our federal bureaucracies, and the shocking amount of taxpayer money that’s subsidizing it.

“The challenge that critical race theory lays out is explicit…that really the entire constitutional order must be contested and challenged and exposed and deconstructed. And I think that the kind of traditional legal framework that we’ve operated in since the 14th amendment promises equal protection under the law for individuals – and critical race theory directly and explicitly attacks that concept. And what they [critical race theorists] want to replace it with is “inequality under the law” by group identity…I don’t think that most Americans understand that this is really the root vision of critical race theory.” – Christopher Rufo, Director of the Center on Wealth & Poverty

Christopher Rufo

Former Director, Center on Wealth & Poverty
Christopher Rufo is former director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. He has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including his latest film, America Lost, that tells the story of three "forgotten American cities.” Christopher is currently a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers poverty, homelessness, addiction, crime, and other afflictions. Christopher is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow, and has appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News.