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Two Forms of Racism

  1. Racism and Black Lives Matter: Worldview Reflections
  2. The Human Race, Antidote to Racism!
  3. Two Forms of Racism
  4. Postmodern Racism: Ideological Social Justice
  5. What is “Whiteness”?
  6. Racism Is in the Human Heart
  7. Three Important Distinctions Regarding Racism
  8. Hope in the Midst of Racist Despair
  9. Envy, Emulation and Racism
  10. Envy, Emulation and Racism, part 2

The twin forms of racism most manifest today are born out of silent universe, a universe imagined without the Creator.

One view is cut from the cloth of evolutionism, known as Social Darwinism, grounded in the science of eugenics and promoted by Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood. The other is cut from the Cultural Marxist cloth, that is, the view of ideological Social Justice, the “nonracist” racism of Black Lives Matter.

In both views, God does not exist, thus no moral or rational foundation underlies humanity. Human beings are a cosmic accident and have no purpose in life or in death. We are ruled by our passions and emotions.

Atheism as a worldview

Atheism is an affirmation of faith, the denial of God despite clear evidence of the Creator’s existence. Atheism (and its offspring, evolutionism/Darwinism) is a comprehensive world and life view, an ideology, held in faith, that (falsely) answers life’s persistent questions such as: What is a human? Where did we come from? How did we get here? Why are we here? Racism, as a concept, falls into the discussion of the nature of human beings.

But today, because of modernism and postmodernism, the West divides human beings into two separated, unrelated parts, the physical and spiritual, but in opposite ways. Each claims its half defines all human reality. Each discards the other half, impoverishing both the individual and society.

This is profoundly dehumanizing. Christian professor and apologist Nancy Pearcey gets it right when she states,

Materialism reduces humans to products of physical forces. Postmodernism reduces them to products of social forces. Whenever a [religious ideology] absolutizes something less than God—no matter what it is—the result is reductionism, and a lower view of the human person. Finding Truth, page 122)

Now let’s examine each of these racist ideologies, grounded in atheism, one from the modern, naturalistic perspective of Social Darwinism and the other from the postmodern Critical Race Theory perspective of Ideological Social Justice.

Modern Racism: Social Darwinism

Modern, or what might be called classical racism is grounded in the lie that people of one skin color are superior to those of another.

In a spirit of license, to rid the universe of a moral element, leaders of the atheistic revolution revolted against God. They insisted the idea of deity was an exploitational fiction and declared God dead. Thus the universe is without moral law. Social Darwinism was the application of Darwin’s ideas to society as a whole. This led to Fascism, the Nazis, eugenics, Planned Parenthood, and the neo-Nazi/skinheads movement.

Darwin saw humans as a cosmic accident; life developed from some primordial soup and evolved over millions of years to higher forms. The first “human beings” were little superior to a chimpanzee, but destined to evolve into higher and higher forms and finally reach the pinnacle of evolution, the blond, blue-eyed Aryans.

Darwin deemed dark-skinned people—aboriginals in Australia and Negroes in Africa—a lower form of human life, while white-skinned were the highest form of human life and the best races. (See the first minute and 48 seconds of this short video.)

Here are two graphics used in Nazi Germany and the US in the 1920s to teach the development of the human species and the science of eugenics.

Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a white supremacist, leading eugenicist and social Darwinist who wanted to help evolution improve the human species by applying the lessons of eugenicist science to women, mothers, pregnancies and babies. Sanger saw people of color as weeds in the garden.

 Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.

Margaret Sanger on record as a racist

In addition, Sanger wrote:

Hordes of people [are] born, who live, yet who have done absolutely nothing to advance the race one iota. Their lives are hopeless repetitions … Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up  the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.

Margaret Sanger was a racist and a leader of the eugenics movement in the USA at the same time the Third Reich in Germany was planning its eugenics strategy to rid Germany and Europe of those, particularly Jews, the Germans declared Lebensunwertes Leben, “life unworthy of life.”

Because of her racist tendencies and eugenics goals, Sanger placed her clinics in poor urban neighborhoods in the United States where people of color lived. Her racist legacy is established by the number of black babies not allowed to live because their skin is the wrong color. We have written about that here.

In today’s world a woman’s “right to choose” an abortion is of higher value than the lives of the most vulnerable—black babies and their mothers. If racism were so important to Black Lives Matter and their white, liberal supporters, they would bring down Planned Parenthood, one of the most racist organizations in the US. But Planned Parenthood receives not a peep of protest from BLM. Why? Because BLM is a racist antiracist organization.

What is a human?

In the Darwinian racist scheme, what is a human? An evolved animal. More highly evolved humans are better than less highly evolved. White is better than black. This is raw racism.

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines racism as: “The belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Race is biological! You are born inferior because of your skin pigmentation or ethnic background.

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).