Thursday, 5 August 2021

Why Is Critical Race Theory?

quote [ Hi. Today we are forced to discuss Critical Race Theory and what people think it is. Sorry. ]

I'm pretty on board with his conclusion.
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[by steele@5:47pmGMT]


steele said @ 5:58pm GMT on 5th Aug [Score:2 Funny]
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:40pm GMT on 5th Aug
You've been lied to before, and you'll be lied to again.
steele said @ 1:31am GMT on 6th Aug [Score:1 Insightful]
Spleentwentythree said @ 4:37pm GMT on 6th Aug
Do I have this right, it's the acknowledgement of systemic racism, but rebranded since systemic racism has always been pretty much just shrugged off, so they needed a new name so the idea isn't immediately dismissed since that how it's been forever?
steele said @ 6:51pm GMT on 6th Aug [Score:1 Insightful]
It's not a rebranding so much as a decades old academic approach to looking at the how legislation and the legal system specifically created the concept of whiteness and maintains its supposed supremacy through historical legal presidence. If anything, the rebranding is happening as the right wingers try to label anything regarding criticism of racism or "wokeness" as CRT. They basically dusted off a college level course and gave it the boogieman treatment akin to 'anything i don't like is socialism', but we're watching the creation of it happen in realtime.
Mikhail_16 said @ 11:00pm GMT on 11th Aug
Exactly! Just like 'socialism' is an umbrella for anything that doesn't tow pure capitalist hard-line the 'critical race theory' is being used to label any race-related issues. Both concepts being reasonably broad in scope, reasonably hard to explain in detail, and poorly understood by the audience that's highly susceptible to scare mongering tactics by mostly right-wing leaning media houses.

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