From Character to Color was written to explore Critical Race Theory from logical, moral, and educational standpoints, as these relate to history, people and racial groups. This book is also written to explain reasons why it is a bad choice to allow the Critical Race Theory to grow unabated and continue to infect the nation.
Ernest J. Zarra III is a lifelong educator. He has authored thirteen books and over a dozen journal articles, served as a district professional development leader, presented as keynote speaker for various educational organizations, and served as assistant professor of teacher education at Lewis-Clark State College.
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Chapter 1: Critical Race Theory
Chapter 2: What’s the Matter with Melanin?
Chapter 3: Critical Race and Common Grace
Chapter 4: Analysis of Critical Race Theory
Chapter 5: Critical Flaws of Critical Race Theory
Chapter 6: Communities Fighting Back
Appendix A: States’ Legislative Decisions Regarding CRT
Appendix B: Christian Colleges and CRT
Appendix C: Teachers’ Associations and the Progressive Agenda: Washington State
About the Author
From Character to Color is a welcomed addition to the research on Critical Race Theory. Dr. Zarra does an excellent job of explaining CRT, its origination, and its impact on our society. The material is presented in an easily digestible manner. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to grow in their knowledge of CRT and how we can defeat it.
Dr. Zarra offers a comprehensive account of Critical Race Theory, from its earliest origins in the disappointed Marxists of the so-called Frankfort School in the 1930s, to the pronouncements of today's most indignant race hustlers. For those who are going head to head with radicalized teachers in the nation's schools, From Character to Color offers a lucid explanation of what the CRT crowd is doing even as they deny that they are doing it—and even proclaim that there is no such thing as CRT. Zarra calmly shows that CRT is real and that it is entangled with all the other twisty doctrines of our times such as "intersectionality" and "systemic racism." From Character to Color is not, however, just a housecleaning. Zarra also brings to the table a deeply informed Biblical perspective on our racial discontents and offers a positive way forward.
The verdict is in: Critical Race Theory has infiltrated America’s institutions, and is doing very real harm to education and society. In From Character to Color: The Impact of Critical Race Theory on American Education, Dr. Ernest Zarra lays bare the polarizing and illogical nature of CRT, and exposes its critical flaws and toxic implications—from lower academic standards to the political indoctrination of our children. The book also offers practical ways to resist CRT, and encourages us to recommit to a paradigm that centers on character over skin color and core values over social identity. America’s educators must read this book!
From Character to Color is an impressive literary project that critically examines the theoretical underpinnings of a race-obsessed ideology and seamlessly surveys its disgraceful ramifications for America and Americans of all descents. Writing with insight, persuasion and hope, Dr. Ernie Zarra connects various divisive crystallizations of critical race theory (CRT), as both a scholarly field of inquiry and a pedagogy for far-left political activism, with broader socioeconomic, cultural and political changes of our nation. In making the case for the timeless truth of “character over color,” Dr. Zarra craftily demonstrates that the best tribute to any immutable characteristic is the triumph of our individuality and humanity over that characteristic. This book is a must-read for students, practitioners, and general readers who wish to gain a better understanding of race and America.
Dr. Zarra takes us on a deep dive of the concepts, beliefs and background associated with CRT. With a commitment to serious research and background study, Dr. Zarra’s book introduces us to a logical and historical approach to analysis of a very political topic in education while accepting of a wide range of beliefs and views. Full of notations, facts, and background, this book should trigger intellectual discussion on a very timely topic among professionals. Any program/school district that debates the introduction of CRT into their curriculum/program of study should require this text as expected reading for its professional staff prior to any decision making and implementation. A lot to absorb, contemplate and debate. Timely, pertinent, and fact filled. Anyone who takes CRT seriously should read this book.