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Ryan Bomberger, a ‘bi-racial’ man conceived in rape but adopted in love, highlights the absurdity of being ‘foisted into perpetual perplexity simply based on the sins or the sufferings of my lineage’

August 24, 2022

WASHINGTON D.C.  As students prepare to go back to school, critical race theory (CRT) continues to be a prevalent and divisive issue among parents, teachers, students and school boards across the country. While the liberal agenda claims that CRT is necessary for true equality in America, many find CRT makes society painfully unequal.

The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiancefoundation.org) believes in celebrating what unites society rather than what divides. Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, believes that the concept of race has always been a destructive construct and since CRT is based on race alone, it can never be used as an equalizing force for good.

“Racism is evil, and it’s a sin,” Bomberger commented. “I hate racism. I hate when it’s used to bludgeon people physically. And I hate when it’s used, falsely, to bludgeon people politically.”

Bomberger stated, “I’m half white and half Black. My melanin doesn’t change my worth or my propensity to sin. Yet we live in a culture where we are told that our skin color confers upon us a status that is fixed, assigned by an elite class of humans who call themselves ‘scholars.’ They want us to see everything through the broken lens of ‘race’ — a human construct that has only served to dehumanize us throughout history. As a person with brown skin, I reject my assigned ‘status’ and refuse to see everything through that distorted prism. They perpetuate a polarizing worldview that encourages us to be emotionally hostile toward one another rather than embracing our shared humanity. It leads to blindness.” 

Critical race theory asserts that racism is inherent in every institution and thus explains all discrepancies between White and Black Americans. Famed educator and leader Booker T. Washington, a former slave, explained: “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Bomberger continued, “As someone who is ‘biracial,’ I guess I’m both the ‘oppressed’ and the ‘oppressor.’ Through no fault of my own — since no one controls the circumstances of his or her conception — I’m foisted into perpetual perplexity simply based on the sins or the sufferings of my lineage. Just to further illustrate the absurdity of this deeply prejudiced CRT approach to classification, I can simply highlight my own origin story. I was conceived in rape. So, am I responsible for my biological father’s heinous act? Of course not. Interestingly, my father — who chose to adopt and love ten children (of varying beautiful hues) that other men abandoned — is branded as part of the ‘white supremacist patriarchy’ that is guilty of every negative outcome of Black Americans. My dad, Henry Bomberger, tragically passed away in 2021 on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The only legacy he left behind was one of unconditional compassion and self-sacrifice. His devotion to us proved that it’s not color that binds us; it’s love.”

Bomberger concluded, “CRT activists claim to fight for justice but regularly reject truth and morality. We must defy the destructive narrative spewed by a reckless and irresponsible media establishment that regurgitates a Black nationalist, disturbingly Marxist worldview in the guise of a new civil rights movement. Let’s move beyond an ‘academic theory’ that has been used to bludgeon and use words that speak life and affirm our equal and irreplaceable worth as human beings who happen to be beautifully adorned with different pigmentation.”

The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia talks, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. The Radiance Foundation speaks to a variety of different topics, such as critical race theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ+ activism, the First Amendment, and other critical issues. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.

For more information on The Radiance Foundation, visit www.radiancefoundation.org or follow Radiance on Facebook.