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I've tried about a dozen different searches. Very few school boards in very few very liberal areas have introduced Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a factor in social science education in k-12 district curricula. This seems a fair way for proceeding in development of a robust educational system in the US.

District deserve to tailor their education programs to the populations they serve for the most part. There is some evidence that aspects of CRT are taught at upper division some universities and laws schools are teaching CRT courses and programs.

Communities need to explain as best they can to their students why some people are killed, poor, without wealth are often due to the nature of local state, and national our laws.

However some report Republicans have brought this up as a wedge issue as being taught taught in most or all public schools. Such seems to be a cover for reintroducing racism into public education.

False issues such as these should be ferreted out and exposed as racist meat, inappropriate for educational curricula discussions. Using falsehoods to influence voters should be outlawed and strong sanctions should be imposed.
 
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“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”

And the world is such a small place now with what you want to hear transmitted to every available ear in less than a second. There are generations still living who have not grown up with the easy proliferation of falsehoods. There are generations that have. My daughter, now 30, having entered her teen years with MySpace is on that point of inflection or angle or repose perhaps. Can this get drastically worse? If listening to your preferred falsehoods is all you’ve ever known? When these falsehoods are just opinion, we can hardly outlaw opinion. We can however prevent it from harming our children. Just as we outlaw other substances that harm the cognitive development of our children, so should social media be placed in this category. We can at least ensure our children are taught to think critically without the harmful influence of social media at least through their secondary education.
For now we are moving in the wrong direction. CRT is one thing. Can we commit to not teaching what is not being taught in school? Shouldn’t be too hard. I’m waiting for the attack on “critical thinking” or “liberal thinking” as I suspect it will be called.
 

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I've tried about a dozen different searches. Very few school boards in very few very liberal areas have introduced Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a factor in social science education in k-12 district curricula. This seems a fair way for proceeding in development of a robust educational system in the US.

District deserve to tailor their education programs to the populations they serve for the most part. There is some evidence that aspects of CRT are taught at upper division some universities and laws schools are teaching CRT courses and programs.

Communities need to explain as best they can to their students why some people are killed, poor, without wealth are often due to the nature of local state, and national our laws.

However some report Republicans have brought this up as a wedge issue as being taught taught in most or all public schools. Such seems to be a cover for reintroducing racism into public education.

False issues such as these should be ferreted out and exposed as racist meat, inappropriate for educational curricula discussions. Using falsehoods to influence voters should be outlawed and strong sanctions should be imposed.
Yep. And climate change is real, the vaccine saves lives, masks prevent spreading germs, democrats aren't socialists, Biden won, Trump lost, and etc. Republicans are full of shit most of the time.
 

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Just because it's not called "Critical Race Theory" doesn't mean it isn't being promoted.

Very few school boards in very few very liberal areas have introduced Critical Race Theory (CRT) . . .

I.e., they don't use the term "Critical Race Theory" in their classes or instructions to teachers. However, teaching a theory and naming it to the students or the teachers are not the same thing.

So, how do you know they are not in fact teaching this theory without naming it?

The theory seems to be: America is a racist nation in its basic structure, or is systemically racist in its practical functioning, even though racism is officially condemned. So people who think they are not racists are still practicing racism in their behavior, because they operate within the basically racist system, or a system which gives special privilege to Whites and puts other races at a disadvantage.

In addition, there is an element in the theory charging guilt, or defective thinking, on the part of all Whites, for their de facto racism and their failure to recognize the reality of this systemic racism.

It's not unreasonable for people to believe that this theory is being taught or promoted, because they think the actual teaching in classes is based on this theory, even though the term "Critical Race Theory" is never used.

It's not unreasonable to think that "Ethnic Studies" is based on CRT, because its function is to partially atone for the systemic White racism supposed by CRT.

If this is not what "Ethnic Studies" is, then why not include White Studies as part of the Ethnic Studies curricula? or Anglo Studies? or Northern European Studies? etc.
 

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Just because it's not called "Critical Race Theory" doesn't mean it isn't being promoted.

Very few school boards in very few very liberal areas have introduced Critical Race Theory (CRT) . . .

I.e., they don't use the term "Critical Race Theory" in their classes or instructions to teachers. However, teaching a theory and naming it to the students or the teachers are not the same thing.

So, how do you know they are not in fact teaching this theory without naming it?

The theory seems to be: America is a racist nation in its basic structure, or is systemically racist in its practical functioning, even though racism is officially condemned. So people who think they are not racists are still practicing racism in their behavior, because they operate within the basically racist system, or a system which gives special privilege to Whites and puts other races at a disadvantage.

In addition, there is an element in the theory charging guilt, or defective thinking, on the part of all Whites, for their de facto racism and their failure to recognize the reality of this systemic racism.

It's not unreasonable for people to believe that this theory is being taught or promoted, because they think the actual teaching in classes is based on this theory, even though the term "Critical Race Theory" is never used.

It's not unreasonable to think that "Ethnic Studies" is based on CRT, because its function is to partially atone for the systemic White racism supposed by CRT.

If this is not what "Ethnic Studies" is, then why not include White Studies as part of the Ethnic Studies curricula? or Anglo Studies? or Northern European Studies? etc.
To your last. It was tried in the sixties Didn't work then isn't working now. I believe Black, Asian, Minority, Women's, etc are still in demand at many campuses, even middle schools.
 

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Critical Race Theory is a class taught at graduate level law schools. Teaching the racial history of the country or ethnic studies is not CRT.
 

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Just because it's not called "Critical Race Theory" doesn't mean it isn't being promoted.

Very few school boards in very few very liberal areas have introduced Critical Race Theory (CRT) . . .

I.e., they don't use the term "Critical Race Theory" in their classes or instructions to teachers. However, teaching a theory and naming it to the students or the teachers are not the same thing.

So, how do you know they are not in fact teaching this theory without naming it?

The theory seems to be: America is a racist nation in its basic structure, or is systemically racist in its practical functioning, even though racism is officially condemned. So people who think they are not racists are still practicing racism in their behavior, because they operate within the basically racist system, or a system which gives special privilege to Whites and puts other races at a disadvantage.

In addition, there is an element in the theory charging guilt, or defective thinking, on the part of all Whites, for their de facto racism and their failure to recognize the reality of this systemic racism.

It's not unreasonable for people to believe that this theory is being taught or promoted, because they think the actual teaching in classes is based on this theory, even though the term "Critical Race Theory" is never used.

It's not unreasonable to think that "Ethnic Studies" is based on CRT, because its function is to partially atone for the systemic White racism supposed by CRT.

If this is not what "Ethnic Studies" is, then why not include White Studies as part of the Ethnic Studies curricula? or Anglo Studies? or Northern European Studies? etc.
To your last. It was tried in the sixties Didn't work then isn't working now. I believe Black, Asian, Minority, Women's, etc are still in demand at many campuses, even middle schools.
To your first we know laws were race based in the past and we know that because consequences of applying these laws have demonstrably lead to further inequities that race based decision making is still being applied to these laws.
 

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But the public schools insidious plan is to teach CRT without mentioning anything about it, that way you can't stop them from not not teaching it.
 

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I always hated history classes. So-and-so did such-and-such on whatever date. So what?
That was my feeling in 2nd grade.
I got over it.
Failure to teach historical facts that illuminate reasons for current circumstances is the path to an ignorant populace, enslaved to a false manufactured past.
 

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If a public school teacher says to his/her class: "America is a racist country!" -- is that CRT?

Should this be taught in a social science book? What if most of the parents or taxpayers disagree with this and want it not to be taught? Do they need to be reprogrammed?

Do parents or taxpayers have a right to disallow teachers from saying this in class? Or should this be mandatory instruction to all public school students regardless what the citizens think? Should it also be mandatory in private schools (like basic reading and math is required)?

Should school students recite "America is a racist country!" just like they recite the multiplication tables or the ABCs?

If this is to be mandatory for students to recite, like the Pledge of Allegiance is (or used to be), can we all at least agree that students should be allowed to opt out of it? Usually it has been permitted for a student to decline to recite the pledge, though they would probably get a lecture. Would that be sufficient for students who prefer not to recite the "America is racist" ideology?
 
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If a public school teacher says to his/her class: "America is a racist country!" -- is that CRT?
No.

It's just a fact of life.

2021 America isn't as racist as 1921 America. 1921 America wasn't as racist as 1821 America. 1821 America wasn't as racist as 1721 America.

But yeah, the USA is racist still. Getting better, huge improvement in the last couple of decades. But America is a racist nation. Saying so is simply stating a fact.
Tom
 

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"America is racist" is a fact and so should be taught --- 1

It is not a fact and so should not be taught ------------- 2


Everyone agrees that the facts should be taught, but not anything that isn't proven fact. And to say it's not being taught is effectively saying it's not true and that's why it's not being taught.

(The new format doesn't include polls, so after this anyone wanting a poll has to improvise their own.)
 

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"America is racist" is a fact and so should be taught --- 1

It is not a fact and so should not be taught ------------- 2

You can count me in for "America is racist" is true, but should not be taught as such:
"America is racist" is a truth but should NOT be taught --- 1

Specific instances and persons who are racist or engaged in racist events or statistics involving racist perceptions are examples of things that ought to be taught in classes where those concrete facts are relevant. There isn't any value to teaching the general truth that there is systemic racism in the US because it is only in dealing with more specifics that concrete actions can be undertaken and it is also politically incorrect because a number of people will think all individuals are being targeted which just isn't true. It's like if I say my car is red, the brake pad might not be red, but the car is generally red. It's an okay thing to say, but if it were a political truth to say my car is red, the brake pad would start screaming and hollering about brake pad victimhood and reverse paint job-ism.
 

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"America is racist" is a fact and so should be taught --- 1

It is not a fact and so should not be taught ------------- 2


Everyone agrees that the facts should be taught, but not anything that isn't proven fact. And to say it's not being taught is effectively saying it's not true and that's why it's not being taught.

(The new format doesn't include polls, so after this anyone wanting a poll has to improvise their own.)
So you've got shit, well not even that apparently, for actual evidence. And you feel the need to present scenarios from your imagination for others to have to defend.
 

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Critical Race Theory is a class taught at graduate level law schools. Teaching the racial history of the country or ethnic studies is not CRT.

But the public schools insidious plan is to teach CRT without mentioning anything about it, that way you can't stop them from not not teaching it.

IOW what racists decry is a cause based explanation for why history is thus and so.

Treating people's concerns dismissively for not having mastered your jargon and insulting them for having the concerns in the first place is a proven strategy for winning elections. You guys should definitely double down on that.
 

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Critical Race Theory is a class taught at graduate level law schools. Teaching the racial history of the country or ethnic studies is not CRT.

But the public schools insidious plan is to teach CRT without mentioning anything about it, that way you can't stop them from not not teaching it.

IOW what racists decry is a cause based explanation for why history is thus and so.

Treating people's concerns dismissively for not having mastered your jargon and insulting them for having the concerns in the first place is a proven strategy for winning elections. You guys should definitely double down on that.
Please, inform us of all of the institutionalized CRT-esque education in our Public Schools. Because other than the occasional case of a teacher doing something ridiculous and the school punishing them for it, there doesn't appear to be any fire... only smoke. Yes, there is a lot of smoke because fanned by the right-wing, but there doesn't appear to be fire, and when we ask to see the fire, there is nothing but silence.
 

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What does the hypothetical have to do with Critical Race Theory? It doesn't sound remotely critical...

If you're going to hawk censorship and expect consensus agreement, you'd be better off showing that you have even a passing familiarity with the material you're trying to censor, and formulate an argument against it on rational grounds.
 

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Critical Race Theory is a class taught at graduate level law schools. Teaching the racial history of the country or ethnic studies is not CRT.

But the public schools insidious plan is to teach CRT without mentioning anything about it, that way you can't stop them from not not teaching it.

IOW what racists decry is a cause based explanation for why history is thus and so.

Treating people's concerns dismissively for not having mastered your jargon and insulting them for having the concerns in the first place is a proven strategy for winning elections. You guys should definitely double down on that.
If you're going to tell teachers what they ought to teach and not teach, then yes, you should "master their jargon" first. You have no grounds, no grounds at all, for accusing working professionals trying to do their job of arrogance while you claim to know better than they how to do their job right. You're being "dismissive" as all hell, trying to play volunteer government censor despite never having studied the subjects you want to purge. Get some basic education, then tell teachers how to do their job.
 

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If a public school teacher says to his/her class: "America is a racist country!" -- is that CRT?
No.

It's just a fact of life.

2021 America isn't as racist as 1921 America. 1921 America wasn't as racist as 1821 America. 1821 America wasn't as racist as 1721 America.

But yeah, the USA is racist still. Getting better, huge improvement in the last couple of decades. But America is a racist nation. Saying so is simply stating a fact.
Tom
A lot of people who agree that the United States is racist also say that they want immigrants to come here. Why would you want immigrants to come to a racist country that will keep them down?

I find it fascinating that one side of the political aisle (the right) is against immigrants while claiming the United States is not racist and the other side of the political aisle (the left) are pro immigrants coming here while claiming the United States is a racist country.

What would you say about this?
 

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If a public school teacher says to his/her class: "America is a racist country!" -- is that CRT?
No.

It's just a fact of life.

2021 America isn't as racist as 1921 America. 1921 America wasn't as racist as 1821 America. 1821 America wasn't as racist as 1721 America.

But yeah, the USA is racist still. Getting better, huge improvement in the last couple of decades. But America is a racist nation. Saying so is simply stating a fact.
Tom
A lot of people who agree that the United States is racist also say that they want immigrants to come here. Why would you want immigrants to come to a racist country that will keep them down?

I find it fascinating that one side of the political aisle (the right) is against immigrants while claiming the United States is not racist and the other side of the political aisle (the left) are pro immigrants coming here while claiming the United States is a racist country.

What would you say about this?
That Republicans are lying scumbags who know full well they don't want more non-Whites in the country and simply aren't comfortable saying so out loud, and that the Left envisions the possibility of a better America.

Neither of these have anything to do with classroom pedagogy or CRT.
 

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If a public school teacher says to his/her class: "America is a racist country!" -- is that CRT?
No.

It's just a fact of life.

2021 America isn't as racist as 1921 America. 1921 America wasn't as racist as 1821 America. 1821 America wasn't as racist as 1721 America.

But yeah, the USA is racist still. Getting better, huge improvement in the last couple of decades. But America is a racist nation. Saying so is simply stating a fact.
Tom
A lot of people who agree that the United States is racist also say that they want immigrants to come here. Why would you want immigrants to come to a racist country that will keep them down?

I find it fascinating that one side of the political aisle (the right) is against immigrants while claiming the United States is not racist and the other side of the political aisle (the left) are pro immigrants coming here while claiming the United States is a racist country.

What would you say about this?
That Republicans are lying scumbags who know full well they don't want more non-Whites in the country and simply aren't comfortable saying so out loud, and that the Left envisions the possibility of a better America.

Neither of these have anything to do with classroom pedagogy or CRT.
If this was truly a racist country, then black people wouldn't be able to become millionaires here. Indians wouldn't be able to open businesses here and make millions as well. Chinese people wouldn't be able to open Chinese restaurants. I don't see Republicans fighting against these things. it turns out that people of all backgrounds come here and make a lot of money. There are a ton of poor white people in this country who don't have anywhere close to the amount of money LeBron James or Michael Jordan has.

I don't see these things as a right/left thing but just a matter of facts. Everything I stated above should not be able to happen if this country was racist. Everywhere I go I see people of all races succeeding in America. If you can explain to me how this is still a racist country, then I will change my opinion.
 

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If this was truly a racist country, then black people wouldn't be able to become millionaires here.
Ever hear of Black Wall Street?
Tulsa Massacre?

Yes. This country was certainly racist when we had slavery. But once slavery finished and black people were free, they were able to build up businesses and wealth. Some racists didn't like that, but there were no laws on the books saying, "Black people can't do X." For example, some white racists may wish to kill LeBron James. This doesn't mean the country itself is racist. It just means there are people who are racist.

There are no laws on the books that say "black people can't do X." Just like how I mentioned there are plenty of poor white people in this country. It's not because there are laws that say "white people can't do X." People are poor for a variety of reasons, but it has nothing to do with the government writing laws to keep people down.
 

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If this was truly a racist country, then black people wouldn't be able to become millionaires here.
Ever hear of Black Wall Street?
Tulsa Massacre?

Yes. This country was certainly racist when we had slavery. But once slavery finished and black people were free, they were able to build up businesses and wealth. Some racists didn't like that, but there were no laws on the books saying, "Black people can't do X." For example, some white racists may wish to kill LeBron James. This doesn't mean the country itself is racist. It just means there are people who are racist.

There are no laws on the books that say "black people can't do X." Just like how I mentioned there are plenty of poor white people in this country. It's not because there are laws that say "white people can't do X." People are poor for a variety of reasons, but it has nothing to do with the government writing laws to keep people down.
So, you've hear of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre (of 1921) but you certainly do not know anything about the Tulsa Massacre.
 

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Yes. This country was certainly racist when we had slavery. But once slavery finished and black people were free, they were able to build up businesses and wealth. Some racists didn't like that, but there were no laws on the books saying, "Black people can't do X." For example, some white racists may wish to kill LeBron James. This doesn't mean the country itself is racist. It just means there are people who are racist.

There are no laws on the books that say "black people can't do X." Just like how I mentioned there are plenty of poor white people in this country. It's not because there are laws that say "white people can't do X." People are poor for a variety of reasons, but it has nothing to do with the government writing laws to keep people down.
Your answer makes it painfully obvious that you do not, in fact, know anything about the mentioned event...
 

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Treating people's concerns dismissively for not having mastered your jargon and insulting them for having the concerns in the first place is a proven strategy for winning elections. You guys should definitely double down on that.
Please, inform us of all of the institutionalized CRT-esque education in our Public Schools. Because other than the occasional case of a teacher doing something ridiculous and the school punishing them for it, there doesn't appear to be any fire... only smoke. Yes, there is a lot of smoke because fanned by the right-wing, but there doesn't appear to be fire, and when we ask to see the fire, there is nothing but silence.

If you're going to tell teachers what they ought to teach and not teach, then yes, you should "master their jargon" first. You have no grounds, no grounds at all, for accusing working professionals trying to do their job of arrogance while you claim to know better than they how to do their job right. You're being "dismissive" as all hell, trying to play volunteer government censor despite never having studied the subjects you want to purge. Get some basic education, then tell teachers how to do their job.

Governor-elect Youngkin thanks you for your support.

Seriously, the left is so tone-deaf on this topic it would be hilarious if the right weren't just as awful. Instead it's just depressing. A plague on both your houses.
 

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What does the hypothetical have to do with Critical Race Theory? It doesn't sound remotely critical...

If you're going to hawk censorship and expect consensus agreement, you'd be better off showing that you have even a passing familiarity with the material you're trying to censor, and formulate an argument against it on rational grounds.
Not sure which "you" you directed that at, but stopping the government from using taxpayer money to pay its employees to preach ideologues' dogmas to a captive audience does not even remotely qualify as censorship. It's making good on the First Amendment's promise that the U.S. will not have an established religion.
 

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You Can’t Win Elections by Telling Voters Their Concerns Are Imaginary - The Atlantic

"For anybody who cares about making sure that Donald Trump does not become the 47th president of the United States, it is crucial that Democrats avoid repeating the mistakes that just put a Republican in Virginia’s governor’s mansion."
How are the Democrats supposed to win by legitimizing this nonsense? Telling Americans that whenever Fox News makes up a story, everyone suddenly has to take it seriously and apologize for imagined offenses is not going to keep Trump out of the White House. Nor do I think keeping some politician out of office is any better of a reason for justifying censorship. Politicians come and go, basic curriculum can prove far more resilient, especially when tampered with at the legislative level. Are you honestly saying that if McAuliffe was like "Oh man, you caught us! We were indoctrinating your children to believe that all Whites are evil and Sharia law is better than democracy! But we're totes McGoats sorry about it, and promise never to do it again", that Youngkin would have lost the election? You cannot win these people over by pandering to them, they have a panderer-in-chief already and he knows all the right words to get them on his side. And again, it's not ethical or wise to sacrifice the autonomy of the academic system for short term gain anyway.
 

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My father was a pretty well-read man for someone who graduated high school in a small Michigan town in 1955 and never went to college. His book shelf had Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley," a paperback copy of the long out of print "A Nation of Sheep" by one of the authors of "The Ugly American," and this one dog-eared copy of "Black Like Me."

In case you haven't heard, it was a story of a white man who darkened his skin with drugs and chemicals and journeyed through the deep south in the late 1950s. While he didn't get the full scope of what it was like, he got a taste of what it was like to "live as a black man" back then.

It's just a glimpse - and a pretty grim one - at the level of institutional racism at work in the America that today's voters' parents and grandparents lived through. I have no doubt that the "Karens" screaming at school boards for allegedly teaching "Critical Race Theory" would lose their ever-loving minds if their kids were handed this book to read as part of a history class.

Politicians running on the whole "CRT" issue are basically saying "don't teach our children that we ethnically cleansed the natives, brought slaves over to replace them, and then kept those former slaves and their descendants as second class citizens for a century (and counting) after the "War of Northern Aggression."

Yep, the pilgrims just had a nice turkey dinner with Squanto and his buddies. Nothing to see here. Move along.
 

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... by legitimizing this nonsense ... whenever Fox News makes up a story,... justifying censorship.... if McAuliffe was like "Oh man, you caught us! We were indoctrinating your children ... pandering to them...
That is not a good-faith counterargument. Preventing Trump's reelection is evidently less important to you than feeling smugly superior to the voters who may well reelect him.

And again, it's not ethical or wise to sacrifice the autonomy of the academic system for short term gain anyway.
You can't sacrifice a thing that doesn't exist.
 

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Critical Race Theory is a class taught at graduate level law schools. Teaching the racial history of the country or ethnic studies is not CRT.

But the public schools insidious plan is to teach CRT without mentioning anything about it, that way you can't stop them from not not teaching it.

IOW what racists decry is a cause based explanation for why history is thus and so.

Treating people's concerns dismissively for not having mastered your jargon and insulting them for having the concerns in the first place is a proven strategy for winning elections. You guys should definitely double down on that.
Their opposition to propagandized issue du jour is reasonable, but you apparently want them to lose. You've just outed yourself on what side you belong to.
 

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Politicians running on the whole "CRT" issue are basically saying "don't teach our children that we ethnically cleansed the natives, brought slaves over to replace them, and then kept those former slaves and their descendants as second class citizens for a century (and counting) after the "War of Northern Aggression."
Who are you calling "we", white man?
 

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Treating people's concerns dismissively for not having mastered your jargon and insulting them for having the concerns in the first place is a proven strategy for winning elections. You guys should definitely double down on that.
Their opposition to propagandized issue du jour is reasonable, but you apparently want them to lose. You've just outed yourself on what side you belong to.
Exactly how obvious does sarcasm have to be in order for you not to need a "[/sarcasm]" at the end to alert you to it? It's like you're not even trying not to be a cartoon character.
 

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Treating people's concerns dismissively for not having mastered your jargon and insulting them for having the concerns in the first place is a proven strategy for winning elections. You guys should definitely double down on that.
Their opposition to propagandized issue du jour is reasonable, but you apparently want them to lose. You've just outed yourself on what side you belong to.
Exactly how obvious does sarcasm have to be in order for you not to need a "[/sarcasm]" at the end to alert you to it? It's like you're not even trying not to be a cartoon character.
You have an interesting interpretation of reality.
 
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... by legitimizing this nonsense ... whenever Fox News makes up a story,... justifying censorship.... if McAuliffe was like "Oh man, you caught us! We were indoctrinating your children ... pandering to them...
That is not a good-faith counterargument. Preventing Trump's reelection is evidently less important to you than feeling smugly superior to the voters who may well reelect him.

And again, it's not ethical or wise to sacrifice the autonomy of the academic system for short term gain anyway.
You can't sacrifice a thing that doesn't exist.
I don't know why you say that this isn't in good faith. That is my opinion. I don't like Trump, and I won't be voting for him personally, but I'm not going to throw academic integrity under the bus on the chance that it might (on the word of some columnist) make him less likely to win an election.
 

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Public schools aren't teaching Critical Race Theory.​

... they are now! Here's what they're teaching -

"Critical Race Theory is a very very baaaad thing the libruls want to cram down your little throats to make all you little white snowflakes feel bad about yourselves."
 

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Public schools aren't teaching Critical Race Theory.​

... they are now! Here's what they're teaching -

"Critical Race Theory is a very very baaaad thing the libruls want to cram down your little throats to make all you little white snowflakes feel bad about yourselves."
That... kind of makes me feel embarrassed to be a White, actually. Does this mean I can sue them?
 

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You Can’t Win Elections by Telling Voters Their Concerns Are Imaginary - The Atlantic

"For anybody who cares about making sure that Donald Trump does not become the 47th president of the United States, it is crucial that Democrats avoid repeating the mistakes that just put a Republican in Virginia’s governor’s mansion."

Certainly is harder when the GOP and their propaganda wing keep saying their lies are true.

If we can’t deny the accusation and we can’t ask for evidence of their claims, we are pretty much boned to having the liars win one way or the other.

Just please stop with the bullshit that it is our fault.
 

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CRT is merely a stand-in for anything that doesn't teach the wholesome and unmarred reputation of the United States of America that conservatives have come to expect not just from their own party, but from the rest of the country as well. By God, if they can't get everyone marching in lockstep to their propaganda, then they will bitch and moan and make it yet another culture war issue. The bonus is those engineering the lies get to make a big profit out of lying to eager idiots that want to hear what they already agree with.

That is the bottom line to ALL of this. Lies created at the top to be spread to make loads and loads of cash from gullible fools that need their dose of hourly outrage.
 

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CRT is merely a stand-in for anything that doesn't teach the wholesome and unmarred reputation of the United States of America that conservatives have come to expect not just from their own party, but from the rest of the country as well. By God, if they can't get everyone marching in lockstep to their propaganda, then they will bitch and moan and make it yet another culture war issue. The bonus is those engineering the lies get to make a big profit out of lying to eager idiots that want to hear what they already agree with.

That is the bottom line to ALL of this. Lies created at the top to be spread to make loads and loads of cash from gullible fools that need their dose of hourly outrage.

This. CRT is seriously flawed but it's being used as a bogeyman far more than as a real issue.
 

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CRT is merely a stand-in for anything that doesn't teach the wholesome and unmarred reputation of the United States of America that conservatives have come to expect not just from their own party, but from the rest of the country as well.
Good old fashioned American Exceptionalism.

The Pilgrims showed up on these shores, "tamed the savages." and built the foundation for 'Murica.

Sure, some of the Founding Fathers owned slaves, but they were all Christians and tried to make a Christian country!

The American West? It was largely uninhabited until white people "claimed" the land, and there sure as heck-fire weren't any remnants of the Spanish "conquest" of this real estate at work!

Those natives wanted to move to reservations, and the Chinese Exclusion Acts were totally not racist! (p.s. delete any reference to them from history books).

Fast forward to the 20th, and maybe...just maybe teach the kiddos about the Japanese Internment Summer Camps, but for white Christian God's sake don't let them know that we turned away Jews fleeing Hitler!

Yep. Nothing to see here. Move along.
 

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NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) - Critical race theory, a once-obscure academic concept that has sparked school board protests and classroom bans in some states, is largely misunderstood among the general public, even by those who say they are familiar with what it teaches about racism in America, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The national opinion survey taken on Monday and Tuesday found that 57% of adults said they were not familiar with the term, also known by its shorthand, CRT, which asserts that racism is woven into the U.S. legal system and ingrained in its primary institutions.

Many of those who said they were familiar with it answered follow-up questions that showed they embraced a variety of misconceptions about critical race theory that have been largely circulating among conservative media outlets.

For example, 22% of those who said they were familiar with critical race theory also think it is taught in most public high schools. It is not.


Thirty-three percent believe it “says that white people are inherently bad or evil” or that “discriminating against white people is the only way to achieve equality.” It does not.

Among respondents who said they were familiar with CRT, only 5% correctly answered all seven true-false questions that the poll asked about the history and teachings of critical race theory. Only 32% correctly answered more than four of the seven questions.

The poll showed that a bipartisan majority of Americans say that high school students should learn about slavery and racism in America. Yet respondents were more opposed to teaching critical race theory, which maintains that the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racial segregation laws continues to create an uneven playing field for nonwhite Americans.


Still, 36% of Americans said they would support a ban on CRT in public schools. The responses were divided along party lines: a majority of Democrats – 51% - opposed a school ban, while a majority of Republicans – 54% - supported one.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/ma...ehoods-about-critical-race-theory-2021-07-15/
 
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