2021 Apr 25, 9:45am
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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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Now, Kendi is far from the only person to ever publicly flub a response to an easy question. But what remains inexplicable is that he may be the only one who gets paid millions of dollars to produce this kind of claptrap consistently. ...But for some reason, Kendi's tongue-tied, "racism is the thing that racists do" definition continually gets applauded as a sort of penetrating insight.It is staggeringly poor scholarship, but for a man who has become exceedingly wealthy through an elaborate capitalist grift alone, it's galling. If ever a man should be grateful for the excesses of capitalism, it's Kendi. Where else can you make millions by declaring the equivalent of, "Water is a liquid that has the characteristics of water?"But in the end, my main objection isn't to Kendi himself. He's just financially striking while the cultural iron is hot. ...... an imprecise, nebulous definition allows for the necessary addition of further offense under the umbrella of "racism" when the victimhood well begins to run dry.And that's Kendi's main concern. It's why nameless, faceless, systemic racism is the game, rather than specific examples that can be addressed and corrected. The goal of Kendi's anti-racism is not to create fewer victims of racism, it's to create more. And that's exactly what will happen until those being fleeced catch on.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing a new bill to ban schools from teaching the controversial critical race theory. The bill’s author told NTD what he finds problematic with the theory.
DeSantis Vows to Oppose Republican School Board Members Who Support "Critical Race Theory"BY GQ PAN June 7, 2021Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the weekend vowed to turn the Republican political apparatus of his state against school board candidates who support teaching Critical Race Theory.“We’re not going to support any Republican candidate for school board who supports Critical Race Theory in all 67 counties or who supports mandatory masking of schoolchildren,” DeSantis told Fox News host Dan Bongino. ...“Local elections matter. We are going to get the Florida political apparatus involved so we can make sure there’s not a single school board member who supports Critical Race Theory,” DeSantis added.The governor’s comments come as the State Board of Education is scheduled to meet on June 10 and weigh a proposal that would ban teaching the founding of the United States as anything “other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence.” ...If passed, the proposed education rule would make Florida one of the handful of states that prohibit the teaching of the New York Times’s 1619 Project, which portrays the United States as an inherently racist nation founded on slavery. The Pulitzer Prize-winning project consists of a collection of essays that argue, among many other controversial claims, that the primary reason for the American Revolution was to preserve slavery, and that slavery was the primary driver of American capitalism during the 19th century.“Next week, I have my Commissioner of Education going to the Board of Education, banning any departure from accurate history and following our standards,” DeSantis told Bongino. “This is something we’ve got to stay on the forefront of.”Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, who proposed the rule, calls the effort to push back against indoctrination in public school classrooms a “constant, vigilant fight.”“We’re passing a rule this coming month that says, for the 185,000 teachers, you can’t indoctrinate students on stuff that’s not based on our standards,” Corcoran said at a May 14 event on the Hillsdale, Michigan, campus of Hillsdale College. “But you have to police them on a daily basis. It’s 185,000 teachers in a classroom with anywhere from 18 to 25 kids.”
Judge Orders Virginia School to Reinstate Teacher Who Refused to Use Transgender PronounsBY MARK TAPSCOTT June 8, 2021A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday directed Loudoun County School System officials to withdraw their suspension and other disciplinary measures against a teacher who declined to use students’ preferred pronouns.Elementary school teacher Byron Tanner Cross was suspended May 27 after briefly speaking against a proposal to require teachers in the Northern Virginia public school system to address students by their preferred pronouns, rather than only by those indicating male and female gender.Cross was also barred from being on the grounds of any of the school system’s facilities without prior permission and to be available on request to discuss the official investigation of whether his comments were disruptive.Represented by attorneys from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an Arizona-based public interest law firm that specializes in civil and religious liberties litigation, Cross asked the Virginia Circuit Court for the County of Loudoun on June 1 to force the school system to withdraw its disciplinary actions via a Temporary Restraining Order while the case proceeds.Cross claimed the suspension and related penalties were retaliation for his comments, which were protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.Judge James E. Plowman of Virginia’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit, agreed, saying “here, it is clear the plaintiff was speaking as a citizen, not in his official capacity. His speech was not conducted at his usual place of employment, occurred during non-working hours and at a forum where public comment was invited. ...Plowman agreed that the weight of the evidence suggests Cross is likely to prevail, as well as that he suffered “irreparable harm” in the violation of his First Amendment rights, and that he was suspended “due to his speech, barred from further speech, and similarly situated employees have been chilled from speech because of Defendants’ actions.”As a result, the judge ruled that “the plaintiff’s request for a temporary injunction against the defendants is hereby granted. Defendants shall immediately reinstate the plaintiff to his position as it was prior to the issuance of his suspension and remove the ban that was placed upon him from all buildings and grounds of Loudoun County Public Schools.”Unless an out-of-court settlement is reached between the parties, the case will be heard later this year.Mike Farris, ADF’s president, hailed the decision, saying in a statement Tuesday that, “nobody should be punished for expressing concern about a proposed government policy, especially when the government invites comment on that policy. For that reason, we are pleased at the court’s decision to halt Loudoun County Public Schools’ retaliation against Tanner Cross while his lawsuit continues.”Farris, himself a long-time resident of Loudoun County and former president of Patrick Henry College located there, added that, “educators are just like everybody else — they have ideas and opinions that they should be free to express. Advocating for solutions they believe in should not cost them their jobs.“School officials singled out his speech, offered in his private capacity at a public meeting, as ‘disruptive’ and then suspended him for speaking his mind. That’s neither legal nor constitutional. Dozens of other teachers have shared their beliefs on various policies without retaliation; Tanner deserves to be treated with the same respect.”The ADF has won a dozen decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years, including the landmark Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in 2018 that upheld decorator Jack Phillips’ right to decline to include messages on cakes that violate his religious convictions.
Judge Orders Virginia School to Reinstate Teacher Who Refused to Use Transgender Pronouns
Parents also lambasted board members over their controversial push for critical race theory. Recently, Loudoun public schools have shifted their curriculum to include rhetoric about systemic racism and bias — Loudoun has paid approximately $500,000 to a racial consulting firm. District employees are also required to undergo racial ‘equity’ training.‘We will not yield. We will not let you have the souls of our children,’ said Monica Gill, a self-described Christian parent, to the board. ‘We will not let you have our souls.’Another parent concluded, ‘I will fight to the bitter end…if you teach my children that they are racist just because they’re white,’ according to PBS reporter Amna Nawaz.
Further, the moral code upon which the multiculturalists base their condemnations of Western society is decidedly Western. Though they pretend to reject as illegitimate all thought that originates from a "colonialist" (meaning Western) mindset, they accuse Columbus, John Winthrop, and James Madison of violating moral precepts taught almost exclusively in Western, enlightened thought.The case against conquest and colonization is built around the principle of private property rights – a Western thought.The case for reparations is built around the principle of equal justice – a Western thought.The case against slavery and human trafficking is built around the principle of natural rights – a Western thought.The case for dismantling patriarchal themes and the subjugation of women is built around the principle of women's liberation – a Western thought.The case for religious and cultural pluralism is built around the principles of skepticism and tolerance – both Western thoughts.The case for bodily autonomy and self-determination is built around the principles of individualism and humanism – both Western thoughts.In other words, in their furious case against Western imperialism and colonialism, the neo-racist activists populating colleges and universities and spearheading the anti-Western cultural movements surrounding us today are embarrassingly forced to intellectually and morally borrow from the very philosophy they are condemning as intellectually and morally inferior.
The British footballers were booed over the weekend by some of their own fans for taking a knee before their match against Romania.The team virtue-signaled -- I mean, announced their plan to kneel before the game, even though they were booed when they tried this stupid fake activism in their previous match.
America is fighting back: Black mom eviscerates CRT, calls it "racist" garbage that will destroy the nationJoel AbbottJun 11th, 2021 3:17 pmThis black mom in Florida knows exactly what Critical Race Theory is, and she's not buying it for one second.Watch:https://nitter.database.red/Not_the_Bee/status/1403297459992944642 Kill shot:I don't know about you, but telling my child or any child that they are in a permanent oppressed status in America because they are black is racist, and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children or any child is racist as well.The end of her speech though really hit me in the feels:Our ancestors, white, black, and others hung, bled, and died right alongside each other to push America towards that more perfect union. If this continues, we will look back and be responsible for the dismantling of the greatest country in the world by reverting to teaching hate and that race is a determining factor on where your destiny lies.The outcry against CRT is rising across the nation, and the front lines are school board meetings, where parents are calling out this toxic ideology.This is why the family must be destroyed before any good Marxist revolution can succeed. They did it particularly well in countries like Russia and China, where children were told to rat out their parents and taught that their real "mother" was the government.What we're seeing here at these meetings is 'Murica fighting back!
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The ban on CRT in Florida just passed.And from CNN to Politfact, REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd (and probably now considered a terrorist in America due to his anti-government lyrics), announced that he recently turned down a huge offer from Facebook, who wanted to use one of his songs in an advertisement.The song Facebook, wanted to use (to promote Instagram) was "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2", which boasts the line "we don't need no thought control." And that's absolutely ironic as can be.The stage for Waters' announcement was gorgeous, as well: he was at an event held in support of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, which was a perfect setting.They want to use the song to "make Facebook and Instagram even bigger and more powerful than it already is so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out to the general public," Waters mentions during the event.Here's the video, and below I'll type it out for you incase you're at work or around one of your snowflake liberal friends [also, language warning]:[This is] a request for the rights to use my song, "Another Brick in the Wall 2" in the making of a film to promote Instagram. So it's a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me, right—arrived this morning—with an offer of a huge amount of money. And the answer is [flowerbed] you! No [flowerbedding] way. And I only mention that because this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. So, those of us who do have any power, and I do have a little bit, in terms of the control of the publishing of my songs I do anyways. So I will not be a party to this [bullbird] Zuckerberg.So Roger Waters ain't havin' it. Not in the slightest.And that makes me so incredibly happy because this shows me that not Republicans, not conservatives, but THE PEOPLE... ARE WINNING.Waters gets slightly more upset toward the end of this vid, and goes on to mention FaceMash, an app created by Zuckerberg before he invented Facebook:How did this little prick who started off by saying, 'She's pretty, we'll give her a four out of five. She's ugly, we'll give her a one.' How did he get power in anything? And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world."So yeah, Zuck... if you're gonna try to get someone's song for one of your ads, try looking for someone who doesn't hate techno-fascism with a passion.
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