So entrenched is the dogma of Critical Race Theory at Virginia Tech University that an instructor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science took it upon herself to insert a CRT-laced mea culpa for being white and middle class in her class syllabus.
Under a section titled “Who I Am,” course instructor Crystal Duncan Lane included a lengthy apologia to her minority students for being “a Caucasian cisgender female” who is married to “a cisgender male” compounded the additional sin of being “middle class.”
“While I did not ‘ask’ for the many privileges in my life: I have benefited from them and will continue to benefit from them whether I like it or not. This is injustice,” Lane declared. “I am and will continue to work on a daily basis to be antiracist and to confront the innate racism within myself that is the reality and history of white people.” (emphasis in original)
The instructor continued her self-aggrandizing diatribe, writing, “I want to be better. Every day. I will transform. Every day. This work terrifies me: Every day. I invite my white students to join me on this journey. And to my students of color: I apologize for the inexcusable horrors within our shared history.”
Students in Lane’s class were puzzled and dismayed by her racist invective whereby she took it upon herself to apologize for the “inexcusable horrors” perpetrated by the white race, as well as her strong suggestion that her “white students” should “join me on this journey.”
Virginia Tech student Natalie Rhodes told the conservative watchdog outlet Campus Reform that she thought Lane’s sentiments were inappropriate. “It is a class about disabilities, not political opinion, affiliation, nor judgment in any sort,” she said. “If you are discussing disabilities, stick to your course.”
Another student noted that Lane’s racist diatribe was damaging to white students in the class. “It hurts that someone says I was born with ‘innate racism’ because of my skin color,” the anonymous student said. “[It] makes me feel like I should hide and worry about everything I say.”
Virginia Tech instructor Lane perfectly encapsulates the absurdity and racism of Critical Race Theory whereby a university professor is more comfortable apologizing for the “innate racism within myself that is the reality and history of white people,” thereby condemning all white students in her class as racists, than simply teaching her course.