Kevin Roberts, PhD, is the chief executive officer of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Critical race theory (CRT) is a divisive, Marxist ideology that attributes differences in socioeconomic status, education, health, income, and other disparate impacts solely to one’s skin color. Critical race theorists believe America’s institutions and all her societal norms are embedded with racism, which is an abject lie. As Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us, the fulfillment of America’s promise is when we can come to see one another not for the “color of our skin,” but for “the content of our character.” CRT reverses the decades of gains we have made since MLK’s prophetic words in 1963. It is evil and, speaking as a historian, absolutely wrong historically.

Before the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee