Critical Race Theory -- Don't Back Down

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Critical Race Theory -- Don't Back Down

1Doug1943
marraskuu 17, 2021, 7:34 am

I believe some people on the Left are having second thoughts about introducing Critical Race Theory into the schools.

These cowards should be repudiated by all serious people on the Left: the Left must double down on Critical Race Theory, and demand that it be intoduced immediately into every public school in America -- indeed, that it be made part of the curriculum of every private and charter school as well.

Plus: no student who does not pass the Critical Race Theory course -- which must include agreement with the central thesis of Critical Race Theory -- should get a diploma, or be admitted to university.

And just writing the correct words on an exam should not be enough -- these can be faked. Agreement with Critical Race Theory should include a personal assessment, done by someone selected by the local BLM chapter -- if the child being assessed does not appear to really believe the central thesis of CRT, that child should not pass the course.

Phase out math and science courses if necessary, which, as we know, are racist, and make CRT central to the curriculum!

Happily, there are principled people in the Democratic Party who want to do this.
https://www.businessinsider.com/democrats-critical-race-theory-strategy-should-b...

All power to them!

2kiparsky
marraskuu 17, 2021, 11:14 am

Are you having fun beating up on your straw man?

3John5918
marraskuu 17, 2021, 11:53 am

>1 Doug1943:

Doug, I'm not sure that there is any such thing as a monolithic "critical race theory" supported by any monolithic "Left". What there is across a wide spectrum of society is an increasing awareness and analysis of racism, particularly systemic and institutional racism, and an increasing impetus to do something about it. Your attempt at sarcasm or whatever falls rather flat, I'm afraid.

4proximity1
toukokuu 1, 8:14 pm


Forthcoming article at City Journal
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Flunking the Equity Test | Surveys reveal that most Americans who support teaching critical race theory in schools don’t understand its principles. (to come from authors) Michael Hartney, Max Eden.

https://www.city-journal.org/the-magazine#spring-2023

5prosfilaes
toukokuu 2, 8:18 am

>4 proximity1: So you're posting a link to an article that hasn't been posted, because you like the synopsis? Talk about uncritical thinking!

Most people who oppose teaching critical race theory in schools don't understand its principles. It's a graduate level theory; it's nontrivial. Instead of focusing on what is actually being taught in pre-college classes, CRT is dragged up as a target, often by people who figure letting black people eat at the same restaurants was enough to call racism over and irrelevant.

6proximity1
Muokkaaja: toukokuu 2, 8:36 am

"So you're posting a link to an article that hasn't been posted, because you like the synopsis?"

Yep. Only posting a link. Not judging its merits, not concluding anything about them. Just noting that they're forthcoming.

And you're denigrating the same forthcoming study, sight-unseen! So spare me your hypocrisy in: "Talk about uncritical thinking!"

typical of your crap reasoning:

it's a pre-publication announcement. The surveys--and their findings-- have already been done. (If this were a movie, it would be known as "in the can" (i.e. "complete")). Do you also denounce as pre-mature film companies' "Coming Attractions"? LOL!!!

"Most people who oppose teaching critical race theory in schools don't understand its principles." ?

And you have what--other than your blind partisan certainty-- to back up that claim? I notice you didn't bother to cite any support. Bullshit. Typical of you.

7lriley
toukokuu 2, 11:22 am

>5 prosfilaes: I think it bothers plenty of conservatives still to eat in the same restaurants.

8kiparsky
toukokuu 2, 11:23 am

>5 prosfilaes: You have to admit, you just got trolled by a master.