Christopher Rufo

Former Director, Center on Wealth & Poverty


The Truth About Critical Race Theory

Trump is right. Training sessions for government employees amounted to political indoctrination.
Moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump during last week’s debate why he “directed federal agencies to end racial-sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory.” Mr. Trump answered: “I ended it because it’s racist.” Participants “were asked to do things that were absolutely insane,” he explained. “They were teaching people to hate our country.” “Nobody’s doing that,” Joe Biden replied. He’s wrong. My reporting on critical race theory in the federal government was the impetus for the president’s executive order, so I can say with confidence that these training sessions had nothing to do with developing “racial sensitivity.” As I document in detailed reports for City Journal and the New York Post, critical race theory training sessions in public agencies have Read More ›

Against Wokeness

Conservatives must understand the threat posed by critical race theory.
Whether it comes to racism or any other sin, few Americans believe that all members of any group are inherently innocent while all those of another are inherently guilty. Adherents of critical race theory do believe this, though — and they’re aggressively teaching it. Our leaders must expose critical race theory as the destructive ideology that it is.

Obscene federal ‘diversity training’ scam prospers — even under Trump

Last month, a private diversity-consulting firm conducted a training titled "Difficult Conversations About Race in Troubling Times" for several federal agencies.
Critical race theory — the far-left academic discourse centered on the concepts of “whiteness,” “white fragility” and “white privilege” — is coursing through the federal government’s veins. Under a GOP ­administration, no less.

The Harm in “Harm Reduction”

Vancouver’s experiment with safe-injection sites is a dead end for addicts—and a public-health risk.
As cities in the United States, including San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and Seattle, consider opening their own safe-injection sites, they should understand the full consequences of these practices.

Cult Programming in Seattle

The city is training white municipal employees to overcome their “internalized racial superiority.”
Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.”

The End of Chaz

In Seattle’s “autonomous zone,” lives are destroyed under the banner of social justice.
Early this morning, a phalanx of Seattle police officers, armed with long batons and semiautomatic rifles, cleared out the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Seattle can now begin to reckon with the damage.