To The Editor:

I want to thank Phil Lundblad for responding to my essay. I feel that he missed the point though. That’s probably my fault, as I didn’t make myself clear. My point in writing this essay was not to save the world in any way shape or form. Critical Race Theory (CRT) is only a tool in dealing with racism in American society. Whether our forebears were “good” or “bad” is irrelevant. They put into place systems that favored white men. We are in the process of dismantling or changing those systems (amendments 13, 14, 15, and 19). CRT allows us to be conscious of the need to further change our systems of education, policing, and governing so that all have the privileges that white men have enjoyed for centuries. CRT helps develop the notion that blaming individuals doesn’t solve the basic problem. Only through empathy with those who have been left out of the systems of prosperity can we begin to heal our fragmented society.

Robin Lehman