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How to fight critical race theory

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Apr 25, 9:45am 674 views   45 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.city-journal.org/how-to-fight-critical-race-theory

Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. This must change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.

To explain critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism. ...

Its supporters deploy a series of euphemisms to describe critical race theory, including “equity,” “social justice,” “diversity and inclusion,” and “culturally responsive teaching.” Critical race theorists, masters of language construction, realize that “neo-Marxism” would be a hard sell. Equity, on the other hand, sounds non-threatening and is easily confused with the American principle of equality. But the distinction is vast and important. Indeed, critical race theorists explicitly reject equality...

UCLA law professor and critical race theorist Cheryl Harris has proposed suspending private property rights, seizing land and wealth, and redistributing them along racial lines. Critical race guru Ibram X. Kendi, who directs the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, has proposed the creation of a federal Department of Antiracism. This department would be independent of (i.e., unaccountable to) the elected branches of government, and would have the power to nullify, veto, or abolish any law at any level of government and curtail the speech of political leaders and others deemed insufficiently “antiracist.”

One practical result of the creation of such a department would be the overthrow of capitalism, since, according to Kendi, “In order to truly be antiracist, you also have to truly be anti-capitalist.” In other words, identity is the means; Marxism is the end.

An equity-based form of government would mean the end not only of private property but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority. Historically, the accusation of “anti-Americanism” has been overused. But in this case, it’s not a matter of interpretation: critical race theory prescribes a revolutionary program that would overturn the principles of the Declaration and destroy the remaining structure of the Constitution. ...

In Cupertino, California, an elementary school forced first-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities and rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” ...

There are three parts to a successful strategy to defeat the forces of critical race theory: governmental action, grassroots mobilization, and an appeal to principle. ...

We already see examples of governmental action. Last year, one of my reports led President Trump to issue an executive order banning critical race theory–based training programs in the federal government. President Biden rescinded this order on his first day in office...

I have organized a coalition of attorneys to file lawsuits against schools and government agencies that impose critical race theory–based programs on grounds of the First Amendment (which protects citizens from compelled speech), the Fourteenth Amendment (which provides equal protection under the law), and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race). ...

On the grassroots level, a multiracial and bipartisan coalition is emerging to fight critical race theory. Parents are mobilizing against racially divisive curricula in public schools and employees are increasingly speaking out against Orwellian reeducation in the workplace. When they see what is happening, Americans are naturally outraged that critical race theory promotes three ideas—race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation—that violate the basic principles of equality and justice. Anecdotally, many Chinese-Americans have told me that, having survived the Cultural Revolution in their former country, they refuse to let the same thing happen here. ...

In terms of principles, we need to employ our own moral language rather than allow ourselves to be confined by the categories of critical race theory. For example, we often find ourselves debating “diversity.” Diversity as most of us understand it is generally good, all things being equal, but it is of secondary value. We should be talking about and aiming at excellence, a common standard that challenges people of all backgrounds to achieve their potential. On the scale of desirable ends, excellence beats diversity every time. ...

Similarly, in addition to pointing out the dishonesty of the historical narrative on which critical race theory is predicated, we must promote the true story of America—a story that is honest about injustices in American history, but that places them in the context of our nation’s high ideals and the progress we have made toward realizing them. Genuine American history is rich with stories of achievements and sacrifices that will move the hearts of Americans, in stark contrast to the grim and pessimistic narrative pressed by critical race theorists.

Above all, we must have courage, the fundamental virtue required in our time: courage to stand and speak the truth, courage to withstand epithets, courage to face the mob, and courage to shrug off the scorn of elites. When enough of us overcome the fear that currently prevents so many from speaking out, the hold of critical race theory will begin to slip. And courage begets courage. It’s easy to stop a lone dissenter; it’s much harder to stop 10, 20, 100, 1,000, 1 million, or more who stand up together for the principles of America. Truth and justice are on our side. If we can muster the courage, we will win.

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6   Hircus   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 25, 11:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

richwicks says
A lot of it, today, is just a way to make people into lifetime wage slaves


For real. I saw this article yesterday
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/at-careers-end-maybe-we-should-embrace-anti-retirement-11619201250?siteid=yhoof2

Telling us we should embrace a lifetime of work instead of retiring, extoling the virtues of work, while denigrating the slothful idea of retirement. Funny how nobody in the comments section agreed with the author.

I wouldnt be surprised if this was paid propaganda from the same people gunning for 40yr-50yr mortgages.
7   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Apr 26, 1:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I just keep calling it 'criminal race theory'. If they can endlessly repeat agitprop, so can I.
8   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Apr 26, 5:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's OK to be White


10   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 26, 11:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

richwicks says
No, there IS valid academia. You know this, you're an engineer just as I am.


I think of engineering and hard science as separate from academia.
11   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 28, 10:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.dailywire.com/news/idaho-senate-passes-bill-could-be-1st-state-banning-critical-race-theory-in-schools?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net

On Monday, Idaho’s State Senate passed a bill already passed by the state House that would ban the teaching of critical race theory in schools. HB 377, which will now be sent to GOP Governor Brad Little for his signature, states:

No public institution of higher education, school district, or public school, including a public charter school, shall direct or otherwise compel students to personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to any of the following tenets: That any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior; That individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin; or that individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.

No distinction or classification of students shall be made on account of race or color. No course of instruction or unit of study directing or otherwise compelling students to personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to any of the tenets identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be used or introduced in any institution of higher education, any school district, or any public school, including a public charter school.
12   MMR   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 29, 7:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Private school at least in school districts where it is being taught and charters that reject it
13   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 29, 8:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Sad state of affairs where you need a new law to prevent seditious indoctrination and child abuse. There are no doubt numerous laws already on the books that could remove these people from their positions and potentially subject them to prison terms.
14   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2021 Apr 29, 9:39am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says
It's OK to be White



That's rayciss. A non-rayciss would take the $$ and run. But only after breaking the windows and burning the house down.
15   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 29, 6:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Looks like Oklahoma is going to join Idaho is fighting the good fight against liberal racism:

https://nitter.dark.fail/realchrisrufo/status/1387894331592384520#m

BREAKING: The Oklahoma State Legislature has passed a bill banning state-sanctioned racism in public schools. The legislation, which heads to the governor's desk, would prohibit public schools from promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation. Swords up! ⚔️



https://nitter.dark.fail/pic/media%2FE0LKCZTX0AAJJqk.jpg
16   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 29, 7:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The New Hampshire state legislative hearings two month ago were some of the first in the nation. It managed scare the hell out of the radical left and they are now more organized in trying to shut down public comment. Looks like NH will be a battleground. James Lindsay testified and the the SJW Rep. accused him of being an anti-semite (and issuing death threats) and then of being a Proud Boy (he is neither).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POCQ8NNj9a8

Republicans in the state Senate are looking for a compromise with their House counterparts over the anti-critical race theory amendment contained in the proposed state budget.
“I hope we’re able to find an acceptable version of the language that people can buy into and we can move forward with it,” said Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro).
HB 2, the budget proposal approved by the House, includes language that bars the teaching of “divisive” topics on race and gender. The amendment, which replaces HB 544, is seen as critical if the Senate and Gov. Chris Sununu want the budget to pass.
Rep. Keith Ammon (R-New Boston), one of HB 544’s sponsors, said getting the critical race theory ban is a priority for the House GOP. He said it prioritizes storytelling over historical facts and has been creeping into the state’s education system for years.
“It’s slowly embedding itself in our institutions and it’s doing it with very little pushback,” Ammon said.
Last week, Rep. Ken Weyler (R-Kingston), House Finance Chair, warned the Senate that the ban on critical race theory is essential for the budget to pass. Weyler said the votes are simply not there if the Senate ditches the ban. Wyler himself considered critical race theory to be a “Marxist, anti-American, anti-White” program.
17   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 29, 10:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/04/09/the-racism-racket/

Critical race theory – truly the gift that keeps on giving – means that if you take part in training you will discover you are racist; but refusal to participate is also a sign of your racism.
18   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 30, 11:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://notthebee.com/article/watch-sen-tim-scott-eviscerate-critical-race-theory-america-is-not-a-racist-country

https://nitter.database.red/Not_the_Bee/status/1387601678292062209

"Today, kids are being taught that the color of their skin defines them again, and if they look a certain way, they're an oppressor.

From colleges to corporations, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven't made any progress at all – by doubling down on the divisions we've worked so hard to heal.

You know this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It's backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it's wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present."


That's one brave Congressman.
19   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 30, 2:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CRT is basically the Weatherman/M19CO Prairie Fire Pamphlet.

https://www.sds-1960s.org/PrairieFire-reprint.pdf

Kids are literally being indoctrinated into a left-wing extremist terrorist manifesto.
21   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 1, 10:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
https://notthebee.com/article/watch-sen-tim-scott-eviscerate-critical-race-theory-america-is-not-a-racist-country

https://nitter.database.red/Not_the_Bee/status/1387601678292062209

"Today, kids are being taught that the color of their skin defines them again, and if they look a certain way, they're an oppressor.

From colleges to corporations, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven't made any progress at all – by doubling down on the divisions we've worked so hard to heal.

You know this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It's backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it's wrong to try to ...




https://babylonbee.com/news/dems-committed-to-utterly-destroying-black-mans-optimism-about-race-relations
22   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 1, 10:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://spectator.us/topic/anti-racism-conservatives-tim-scott-black/

Does ‘anti-racism’ also mean slurring black conservatives?
It sure seems that way on Twitter
25   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 3, 2:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/america-first-legal-pursuing-lawsuit-against-critical-race-theory-stephen-miller_3798763.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net

America First Legal (AFL) is seeking to pursue a lawsuit to stop critical race theory (CRT) training, according to Stephen Miller, a former adviser to then-President Donald Trump.

“We’re also looking for plaintiffs—if we can find them—who are willing to stand up and file suit on critical race theory,” he said during an interview with Fox News.

Miller encouraged federal workers who have been compelled to participate in CRT training to join the effort.

“Go to our website and tell us what happened to you,” he said.
26   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 3, 2:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://reclaimthenet.org/bill-hagerty-common-carriers/

Sen. Bill Hagerty proposes bill to make platforms with over 100 million users “common carriers”

The latest bill aimed to curb Big Tech censorship.

Tennessee’s Sen. Bill Hagerty, Republican, is to introduce a bill that will redefine Big Tech platforms as common carriers, removing what he says are some protections these platforms enjoy under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Hagerty’s bill draws from a recommendation by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who said the censorship on Big Tech platforms could be ended if they were treated as common carriers.

In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Hagerty argued that, like phone networks and trains, online platforms “are essential to everyday goings-on,” therefore, should be treated as common carriers, which are subject “to special regulations, including a general requirement to serve all comers without discrimination.”


Thing is, the left wants discrimination.
27   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 3, 2:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://nitter.database.red/Not_the_Bee/status/1388577334429581312

Powerful message to the race-baiting Left who engage in the bigotry of low expectations.
28   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2021 May 3, 2:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

In bitterly divided election in Southlake, Texas, opponents of anti-racism education win big
Candidates who opposed a local school diversity plan took about 70 percent of the vote in the wealthy Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.
29   mell   ignore (6)   2021 May 3, 6:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

EBGuy says
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bitterly-divided-election-southlake-texas-opponents-anti-racism-education-win-n1266102?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
Candidates who opposed a local school diversity plan took about 70 percent of the vote in the wealthy Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.


Note the headline, it's a typical leftoid lamestream media lie. The candidates actually opposed racist, not anti-racist education - and rightfully so.
30   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 3, 6:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yes, I had the exact same thought.

"Critical Race Theory" is more racist than the KKK.
33   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 6, 9:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/governor-noem-signs-pledge-to-restore-patriotic-education-in-schools_3803880.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she signed a pledge this week that aims to restore “patriotic education” as liberals push critical race theory in the school curriculum. Republicans like Noem have criticized the race curriculum for sowing division and hate, and teaching anti-American values to students.
34   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 6, 10:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.dailywire.com/news/olympics-bans-black-lives-matter-apparel-again-threatens-to-punish-athletes-who-protest?%3Futm_source=twitter&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net&utm_source=patrick.net

Athletes will not be allowed to wear clothing with the slogan “Black Lives Matter” at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has decided, reiterating that it plans to enforce the Games’ “Rule 50,” which bans political or social justice protests of any kind at the international athletic event set to take place in just a few weeks.
35   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 10, 10:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/washington-governor-signs-bill-mandating-critical-race-training-in-public-schools_3808484.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that incorporates the doctrine of “equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism” into the training for all K–12 educators across the state.


Maybe I don't actually want to live in Washington State.
36   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 10, 9:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

COLUMBIA PROFESSOR JOHN MCWHORTER SLAMS CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND VICTIM IDENTITY ON BILL MAHER
38   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 10, 10:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/scholars-line-up-to-join-anti-woke-online-education-platform_3808796.html?utm_source=patrick.net&utm_medium=patrick.net&utm_campaign=patrick.net

Hundreds of scholars, including some distinguished figures, have applied for positions at an online education startup that promises explicitly non-“woke” instruction in a number of academic disciplines.

Named “American Scholars,” the project was started several months ago by Matthew Pohl, former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer. As soon as word got out, résumés started to stream in from academics offering their participation, its leaders said.


Paywall, but you can just disable javascript and reload to get around that.
39   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 11, 10:38am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

What I have noticed are people who claim to be the biggest allies are the biggest racists. And they don't know it. They infantilize black people. They don't hold black people accountable for their actions. Instead of telling black people the truth, they'll tell black people what they think they wanna hear.


https://notthebee.com/article/our-future-president-is-back-with-some-words-for-those-tripping-over-themselves-to-be-good-allies
41   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 12, 12:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MOM DELIVERS SCORCHING TAKEDOWN OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
42   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 12, 5:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CRT is more racist than the KKK.
43   komputodo   ignore (3)   2021 May 12, 9:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
Don't buy CCP anything if you can.

But I only have 4 - 60 inch screens in the house...I need another one for my patio.
44   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 12, 10:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

There should be a "Made in America" version of Amazon, where everything is made in America.

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