Archives: Joshua Peters

  • NC Policy Watch skews education study in favor of preferred politics

    It is too often the case that media outlets will cite a research paper, cherry-pick information, and make misleading claims about what the findings entail. Unfortunately, this is precisely what our friends at NC Policy Watch have done in their recent piece about a study from Duke University Sanford…

  • The rise of the woke zealot and anti-truth

    It is incredible to see claims like ‘men and women are biologically different’ and ‘the color of a person’s skin is irrelevant’ being challenged by the political left. It is astonishing that in the era of widespread information, we have regressed intellectually. Science is now being used to support our…

  • COVID is propelling science as a political religion

    The state of scientific rigor is in disarray. While not using these words directly, Tom Nicholson, a researcher at Duke University, said as much in his commentary published by the WSJ. In his opinion, the quality of scientific publications took a significant hit during the era of COVID-19. He…

  • Irrational arguments plague critical race theory

    It has become apparent that critical race theory (CRT) supporters are now engaging in illogical arguments to convey the doctrine as something other than what it is. As if to purport it as separate from critical theory and Marxism. This would be like saying America has never been influenced by…

  • Olympics should be about athletes, not the activists

    The saddest thing about the whole Gwen Berry incident is that media coverage, by and large, cares more about this individual’s activism than the extraordinary events that transpired that day for the athletes. DeAnna Price, the Olympian hammer thrower and 2019 U.S. hammer throw world champion, took first place during…

  • Critical race theory is drenched in Marxist principles

    The political left wishes to discredit concerns over critical race theory (CRT) being taught in our schools by adverting it is nothing more than “political theater.” Unfortunately, their criticism is misplaced. The reality is that some North Carolina schools are actively pushing CRT doctrines, albeit not calling…

  • What Juneteenth should mean to America

    On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure all enslaved people had been freed following the end of the Civil War. Six months later, slavery in America was officially abolished with the adoption of…

  • Missing the mark on race and poverty

    While there are several things that can be said about UNC professor Gene Nichol’s article on critical race theory, there is one, in particular, I find intellectually dishonest: the descriptive claim that “in North Carolina twice as many blacks as whites live in poverty.” The issue with…

  • Raleigh’s equity and inclusion department misses the mark

    When discussing topics like diversity and inclusion, it is important to have a shared language on the buzzwords used. The City of Raleigh’s Equity and Inclusion department provides a list of definitions for common terms used when discussing topics like equity, race, and racism. Some of these…

  • 3 ways Democrats are undermining the rule of law

    It shouldn’t be lost on the public that a growing number of members within the Democratic Party have been campaigning to undermine the rule of law and the judicial system for their political benefit. Furthermore, their political ends are divergent from the principles of a well-ordered liberal democracy. Their political…