The Weaponization of Race is Hurting America

For immediate release: February 23, 2023

CURE’s new policy report released today

Washington, D.C.– Today, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and seeking solutions for black families to grow and their communities to flourish, unveiled their newest report: “The Weaponization of Race is Hurting America.”

The report takes us through the journey of race weaponization in recent American history and current events. It begins with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” which took place 60 years ago from this year, and how the sentiments and ideals of that speech are in stark contrast to what we see from the left today.

“The left has arguably abandoned a core element of Dr. King’s dream, substituted a form of discrimination that is advanced as “racial equity,” and vastly expanded the size and reach of the Federal Government,” the report notes. “Rather than pursuing Dr. King’s dream… the left has weaponized racial issues in a manner that divides Americans into separate identity groups and proclaims that blacks are inherently victims trapped in a systemically racist culture that has been instituted by white supremacists.”

The report notes many examples and aggressions, such as recent actions and rhetoric of President Biden, as well as the attacks by Congressional Black Caucus Member Cori Bush, a Democrat from Missouri, against her fellow black colleague, Republican Byron Donalds from Florida.

In addition, the report also takes note of the trajectory of race weaponization as a tactic by the left in other points of history since King’s speech, such as President Reagan’s Supreme Court nomination of Robert Bork.

“The issue of race and building race relationships is no doubt a long and complicated thread in the woven fabric of our nation’s history, and yet the issue of race has continued to be used as a tool by the left, not an effort to try to build race relationships to unify the company, but rather to divide,” said CURE President, and co-author of the report, Star Parker.

CURE’s other recent work on this matter includes Star Parker’s video segment on Straight Arrow News earlier this year, in which she discusses the history of the left injecting race demonization into any matter they see fit, including Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in a recent case regarding religious liberty.

CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.


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