More racism will not end racism

Joy Lucius
The stand author

“There is something terribly wrong with our world,” declared John K. Amanchukwu Sr. in the first line of his book Eraced: Exposing the Lies of Critical Race Theory and Abortion.

His opening statement is neither new nor unique. But as a black pastor, husband and father from North Carolina, Amanchukwu’s analysis of America’s woes runs counter to current cultural trends.

“Abortion and critical race theory (CRT),” Amanchukwu wrote, “are poisonous plants that both grow from the bitter soil of racism, and I believe they are among the greatest evils of our time.”

He also believes that these two evils are used by leftists as cunning tools to manipulate, abuse and ultimately destroy the black community and the American church.

“We are in love with an ideology that aims to eradicate us,” Amanchukwu said The stand. “Mass care has us tied to programs that dangle in front of us like a carrot in one hand while we hold a butcher knife in the other. We have dispensed with the cross for these programs.”

Recognize the real struggle

Amanchukwu experienced drastic consequences of this abdication on several occasions, one of which occurred in the summer of 2020. He was working outside one of the largest abortion clinics in the Southeast, a task he had performed repeatedly.

“That day,” Amanchukwu said, “I was approached by a black man who had come to the clinic with the mother of his child. He was wearing a BLM (Black Lives Matter) shirt and asked me, ‘Why are you out here fighting for a white man’s problem?'”

Amanchukwu was taken aback by the man’s question because 70% of those praying and sharing outside the clinic were white, while over 80% of the women seeking an abortion that day were black mothers.

“Whether he knew it or not,” Amanchukwu recalled, “that black father was a walking, talking billboard for CRT.”

Identifying enemy tactics

Amanchukwu explained that CRT is not really a new idea. Born from Marxist thought, it equates everything with class struggle. Essentially, certain social structures exist to oppress and dominate certain ethnic groups for the benefit of other groups.

He further shared that in current conversations, CRT often references America’s perceived framework for systemic racism, past and present, while simultaneously classifying white citizens as constant oppressors of Black Americans.

Amanchukwu never denied that racism was (and is) very real in America. But he intends to expose the evil truth about CRT.

“It’s not just about black versus white,” Amanchukwu explained. “It all comes back to the heart. Racism is a sin of the heart – a sin that people of any color can commit.”

Instead, CRT misleads the human heart by focusing on appearances rather than actions, while never declaring racism to be inherently sinful. She insists that language, mathematics, religion and other elements of society were constructed to oppress black Americans. But the only solution that CRT offers to racism is more racism – against people with white skin.

Amanchukwu strongly believes that this misguided focus prevents people from recognizing the enemy’s goal of destroying the black family.

Hearing the death rattle

In 2022, the United States Census Bureau found that over a third of Black American children lived in fatherless homes. Yet in 1950, fewer than 9% of black children lived at home without their father.

“Perhaps we are hearing the death rattle of black America,” Amanchukwu said. “Someone who is actively dying begins to breathe very irregularly and shallowly. This breathing, called death rattles, indicates that death is imminent within about 23 hours.”

As disturbing evidence of this death rattle, Amanchukwu revealed further state census figures of a shrinking, dying black community. While about 13% of the American population is black, only 8% of that percentage are black women, and less than 4% of these women are of childbearing age.

“To maintain a given population,” Amanchukwu said, “population experts have long held that a fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman is necessary.” While the fertility rate for black women in America was 3.6 in 1973, the fertility rate for black women in America was declining This rate increased to 1.77 by 2017, which was well below a sustainable population level.

“If this downward spiral in birth rates for Black American women continues, our community will no longer have a significant cultural impact by 2038.”

We continue to fight for victory

The numbers may look bleak, but Amanchukwu will not admit defeat. He has experienced and overcome great adversity more than once in his life.

As a child, he and his mother lived in a homeless shelter after moving to Raleigh, North Carolina. They worked with volunteers from Habitat for Humanity to help build their own home.

His mother also worked long hours as a janitor at North Carolina State University (NCSU), the same school that Amanchukwu eventually attended on a football scholarship. He also received a master’s degree in Christian counseling from Liberty University.

He learned hard work and perseverance in every area of ​​life. But he learned in his college football time to never just focus on his opponent or the current state of the game. He also can’t stay in defensive mode all the time. He has to keep his eyes on the ball and help his team get the ball over the goal line.

As a father of three and minister to young people at his church in North Carolina, that finish line has never been more important.

With their well-being in mind, he spoke at an October 2022 Wake County Board of Education meeting and questioned the practicality of spending $1 million annually on a district diversity office.

Amanchukwu told the board, “78 percent of third through eighth grade black students in Wake County are not proficient in math.” We are wasting money by pouring tax dollars into this diversity office that does not benefit those who need it most. “

Because 66% of those same students also cannot read, Amanchukwu predicted that black students from Wake County would not be able to adequately compete in the state’s job market.

“During the Jim Crow era, black students were excluded from the public school system,” he concluded. “But today they are trapped in it. They need school choice. They need the opportunity to put their tax dollars into school systems that benefit them, support them and educate them.”

After that meeting, he spoke with five other school boards in his state and with school boards in 10 other states. Finally, universal school choice became North Carolina law on September 22, 2023.

This school election victory gave Amanchukwu the impetus to keep fighting – through speeches, interviews, his book and his website (

In any case, he invites people of all colors to join him in the fight for America’s homes, communities and churches: “It is the only way forward!”

(Digital Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the May 2024 print edition The stand. Click HERE to get a six-month free subscription.)

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