My problem with Critical Race Theory is that, unfortunately, systemic racism is not theoretical; it is experiential, behavioral, measured, and quantified.
Calling systemic racism a “theory” is a disparaging and dishonest strategy because racist event and patterns of relationship and non-relationship are not merely theory; nor is systemic racism rationally reduced to an as yet unproven explanation for historical events. Neither critical nor chronic caste-specific prejudice, nor marginalized v elite power analysis are merely theoretical, contingent, not yet fully vetted hypotheses awaiting confirmation, or lack thereof. Scientific method has been multiculturally applied to caste-based economic and political non-elite v elite experiential data.
Analysis of experience is not theory. Race differential analysis may be premised on a positive and/or negative hypothesis about discriminatory effect, bias, prejudice, caste alliance, multicultural health, and/or monocultural pathology, scarcity or abundance of positive v negative relationships, differential measures of trust, empowering and/or disempowering intent, but none of these hypothetical predictions about measurable relationships remains abstractly theoretical; removed from quantified experience.
Critically analyzed hypotheses may come from deeply interconnected or special case theoretical roots. Systemic racism has emerged from economic and political caste hierarchical systemic relationships statistically significant. Profound differential power and investment opportunities have been unequivocally established. Cooperative and/or competitive power predictions reflect multicultural cooperative thick and competitive thin investment relationships.
To believe that racist attitudes are merely personal prejudice, not responsive to deep and widely learned social systemic constructs, is equivalent to believing that all cultural perceptions remain free of historical sensory-neural experience. All observations, consciousness, analyses, theories, experiences, hypotheses rely on an integrated empowering neuro-sensory organic SYSTEM.
A shared language system is rooted in a deeper and wider communication system. Communication is biased toward positive as multiculturally robust health. Negative communication is to active distrust as absence of communication is neurologically associated with mistrust outside one’s own monocultural received view. Trust issues are neuro-sensory systemically understood as pathological; not positively healthy.
Critical race dialogue requires a nonviolent communication system characterized by compassion, in order to become more resonant across caste-based dissociation, blocking resonant relationships that could, at least theoretically, transcend past deeply held distrust and mistrust of systems supporting patriarchalism, capitalism, and racism.