Founders of critical race theory such as Richard Delgado and Robin DiAngelo commit the fallacy of appealing to the motives or character of their critics instead of their arguments.
“Many of [critical race theory’s] most prominent academics impugn the motives of anyone who disagrees with them,” writer Julian Adorney wrote recently in Quillette.
Richard Delgado is a legal scholar, distinguished law professor at Seattle University School of Law, and a CRT founder. He and Jean Stefancic wrote in Critical Race Theory: An Introduction that opposition to CRT derives from psychological resistance to change.
“As Thomas Kuhn has shown, paradigms resist change,” the authors wrote. “It should come as no surprise, then, that critical race theory, which seeks to change the reigning paradigm of civil rights thought, has sparked stubborn resistance.”