Theres a debate going on with some as to whether critical race theory is "anti-white" or not.
Obviously it is, but focusing specifically on the anti-white aspect is just doing exactly what they want. Creating division based on skin color so nobody is paying attention to the real issues.
They also push the narrative that minorities are so weak and helpless, they can't possibly succeed in anything without ivory tower losers rushing in to "save" them. Nobody is an individual to them, everyone is a walking stereotype and caricature based on their incidental demographics.
They are anti-white. They're also anti-black, anti-asian, anti-hispanic, anti-lgbt, anti-human, anti-intellectual, anti-individual, and anti-sane.
Choosing just one aspect to focus on (in this case the anti-white aspect), also causes those who you might otherwise be able to get through to, dismiss legtimate critics as just "white people being defensive."
And when you really strip away all the bullshit and propaganda, none of this has anything to do with race. Its about division, emotional manipulation and control. That's why the political and corporate establishments are pushing it so hard.
It's no coincidence that the end of Occupy Wall Street and the drastic rise and mainstreaming of identity politics, happened around the same time.