What does “critical race theory” have to do with the Frankfurt School, postmodernism, and subject idealism? How has critical race theory been appropriated by the New York Times and the Democratic Party? This article provides good answers to these questions. But it fails to apply a dialectical analysis of how race and class have interacted over the last 50 years to produce critical race theory. Trotskyism was race reductionist in the 1970s and has remained so. This helped to produce a reaction of critical race theory. Secondly, to characterize critical race theory as right-wing is ridiculous. A far better characterization is to call it Social Democratic.