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What Is Critical Race Theory,

and Why Is It Under Attack?

"..............Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core idea is that racism is a social construct, and that it is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.

The basic tenets of critical race theory, or CRT, emerged out of a framework for legal analysis in the late 1970s and early 1980s created by legal scholars Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Richard Delgado, among others.

A good example is when, in the 1930s, government officials literally drew lines around areas deemed poor financial risks, often explicitly due to the racial composition of inhabitants. Banks subsequently refused to offer mortgages to Black people in those areas......

 

This academic understanding of critical race theory differs from representation in recent popular books and, especially, from its portrayal by critics—often, though not exclusively, conservative Republicans. Critics charge that the theory leads to negative dynamics, such as a focus on group identity over universal, shared traits; divides people into “oppressed” and “oppressor” groups; and urges intolerance.

Thus, there is a good deal of confusion over what CRT means, as well as its relationship to other terms, like “anti-racism” and “social justice,” with which it is often conflated.

To an extent, the term “critical race theory” is now cited as the basis of all diversity and inclusion efforts regardless of how much it’s actually informed those programs........

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05

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From Wikipedia:  Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic movement of civil-rights scholars and activists in the United States who seek to critically examine the law as it intersects with issues of race and to challenge mainstream liberal approaches to racial justice.[1] Critical race theory examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism.[2][3]

Critical race theory originated in the mid-1970s in the writings of several American legal scholars, including Derrick Bell, Alan Freeman, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Richard Delgado, Cheryl Harris, Charles R. Lawrence III, Mari Matsuda, and Patricia J. Williams.[1] It emerged as a movement by the 1980s, reworking theories of critical legal studies (CLS) with more focus on race.[4] Both critical race theory and critical legal studies are rooted in Critical Theory, an approach to social theory established by members of the Frankfurt School, which argues that social problems are influenced and created more by societal structures and cultural assumptions than by individual and psychological factors.[5]

Critical race theory sees racism as systemic and institutional, rather than just a collection of individual prejudices.[6][7] It also views race as a socially constructed identity.[6] The theory emphasizes how racism and disparate racial outcomes can be the result of complex, changing and often subtle social and institutional dynamics, rather than explicit and intentional prejudices by individuals.[6] In the field of legal studies, critical race theory emphasizes that merely making laws colorblind on paper may not be enough to make the application of the laws colorblind; ostensibly colorblind laws can be applied in racially discriminatory ways.[8] Intersectionality – which emphasizes that race can intersect with other identities (such as gender and class) to produce complex combinations of power and disadvantage – is a key concept in critical race theory.[9]

Academic critics of critical race theory argue that it relies on social constructionism, elevates storytelling over evidence and reason, rejects the concepts of truth and merit, and opposes liberalism.[10][11][12] 

 

To me, this is becoming a very confusing topic and I have two masters degrees and a BA in American History.  "complex, changing and often subtle social and institutional dynamics, rather than explicit and intentional prejudices by individuals."  I get that, but it seems that individuals are often the ones creating the "social and institutional dynamics."

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4 hours ago, mr6666 said:

:unsure:

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.........Gaetz claimed that he has heard from soldiers who have raised concerns about the subject being taught.

However, Austin sharply responded to that suggestion.

"And thanks for your anecdotal input, but I would say I've gotten 10 times that amount of input, 50 times the amount of input on the other side that have said, 'We are glad to have had a conversation with ourselves and our leadership,'" Austin said, reiterating that they do not teach the subject.

"I trust my leadership from top to bottom."........

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1 hour ago, ElCid said:

Why did the camera focus on Matt Gaetz?  Did he have a comment or question?

I think it was a good response by GEN Milley.

The press has multiple cameras.     One media outlet (at least),  keep the camera on Gaetz hoping they would get something "entertaining".    They did.

 

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Inside Tucker Carlson and Fox News’ Critical Race Theory Freakout

 
"BABY MARXISTS"

Now that COVID is waning, Tucker Carlson and the right-wing hysteria machine have to find a new culture war.

"........ the culture war over CRT—inflamed by Carlson and Fox News—has started to infect local school boards, with conservative parents “invading and swarming” budget meetings and going on curriculum witch-hunts. Just as COVID-19 anti-maskers attacked local health departments armed with talking points from Fox News, we’re now seeing the same thing with disgruntled parents opposing diversity initiatives in schools.

Forget the fact that no one is actually teaching critical race theory or cultural Marxism to third-graders—the Fox feedback loop has created a maelstrom of misinformation at the local level........

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-rioter-anna-morgan-lloyd-sentenced-and-rioters-are-breathing-a-sigh-of-relief?ref=scroll

:rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Inside Tucker Carlson and Fox News’ Critical Race Theory Freakout

 
"BABY MARXISTS"

Now that COVID is waning, Tucker Carlson and the right-wing hysteria machine have to find a new culture war.

"........ the culture war over CRT—inflamed by Carlson and Fox News—has started to infect local school boards, with conservative parents “invading and swarming” budget meetings and going on curriculum witch-hunts. Just as COVID-19 anti-maskers attacked local health departments armed with talking points from Fox News, we’re now seeing the same thing with disgruntled parents opposing diversity initiatives in schools.

Forget the fact that no one is actually teaching critical race theory or cultural Marxism to third-graders—the Fox feedback loop has created a maelstrom of misinformation at the local level........

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-rioter-anna-morgan-lloyd-sentenced-and-rioters-are-breathing-a-sigh-of-relief?ref=scroll

:rolleyes:

It seems laws are being passed and decisions being made on a topic few clearly understand.  But that's nothing new, especially in the last 20 years or so where it appears to be more important to get instant reactions and likes on social media posts rather than have a thoughtful discussion.

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CRT explained......

if you are a white devil hon kee you are a racist from birth and will remain so no matter how much you apologize to the black man for acts and events you never personally participated in and no matter how much liberals by intimidation get you to crawl.

if you are white you are subject to the left's guilt propaganda and you must happily accept the anger and hate of the black man.

if you do not then you are surely a racist.

liberalism is dictating a no win situation for the white devil hon kee where hatred is the inevitable and certain result.

and remember this HS is brought to you by those who for decades have pontificated about racial harmony, love and tolerance.

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11 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

CRT explained......

if you are a white devil hon kee you are a racist from birth and will remain so no matter how much you apologize to the black man for acts and events you never personally participated in and no matter how much liberals by intimidation get you to crawl.

if you are white you are subject to the left's guilt propaganda and you must happily accept the anger and hate of the black man.

if you do not then you are surely a racist.

liberalism is dictating a no win situation for the white devil hon kee where hatred is the inevitable and certain result.

and remember this HS is brought to you by those who for decades have pontificated about racial harmony, love and tolerance.

:lol:

See ... you have no idea what critical race theory is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Watch the video that I posted above and it will explain it to you.

Your take is like saying if you teach someone that there was a holocaust you must be a racist.

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I don't understand how those on the left can say that we are just as inherently and institutionally racist as american society has ever been in the shadow of more than a half a century of democrat socially spending.

some of that horrendous waste of money we were told by their advocates were supposed to remedy and correct many aspects of social injustice torwards the black race in America.

many of these social program remedies simply never worked. the liberal wing of the Democratic Party HAS NEVER taken responsibility or accepted accountability for the failure of those stupid but well-intended programs but instead THEY BLAME the GOP for their failures.

THAT SIMPLY IS NOT FAIR. How on earth is the GOP responsible for the failure of say affirmative action formulated and submitted by liberal democrats.

how is the GOP responsible for the failure of liberal democrat social programs?

when something doesn't work...

well sir...

it doan work!

why may I ask do liberals insist that we blow even more money on methodologies that do not work!

isn't that kinda stupid?

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and since alotta black americans say they are no better off decades later then where is their accountability for blindly AND STUPIDLY voting democrat for 50 years!

they got what they voted for.

:lol:

and STILL they vote for democrats. well I'm no party pooper. the black american is having so much fun voting for a party that has yet to really help them then bless them.

I'm not gonna interfere with their fun.

 

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1 minute ago, Bogie56 said:

Don't go out of your way to prove this point.

well why doan the democrats and there stupid black supporters just come out and say what they want?

reparations? you couldn't even get a straight answer out of biden on that one.

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Interesting article in Politico yesterday about the GOP's plans to weaponize CRT for the 2022

election. They're going to go big, and not very subtle. Considering the large number of idiots in

America, this  could be a winner. Concerns about CRT right now seem more like a solution in search

of a problem. The black farmers just got a lesson in white privilege. 

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1 minute ago, Vautrin said:

Interesting article in Politico yesterday about the GOP's plans to weaponize CRT for the 2022

election. They're going to go big, and not very subtle. Considering the large number of idiots in

America, this  could be a winner. Concerns about CRT right now seem more like a solution in search

of a problem. The black farmers just got a lesson in white privilege. 

What lesson?  I must have missed this.  The GOPers will be successful at weaponizing CRT as it is a theory that is difficult to understand and/or accept.  However, the very phrase frightens or offends many, many people.

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1 minute ago, ElCid said:

What lesson?  I must have missed this.  The GOPers will be successful at weaponizing CRT as it is a theory that is difficult to understand and/or accept.  However, the very phrase frightens or offends many, many people.

to your point ... as explained in the video I posted 2 hours ago.

This is Dr. Suess on steroids for the GOP.

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13 minutes ago, ElCid said:

What lesson?  I must have missed this.  The GOPers will be successful at weaponizing CRT as it is a theory that is difficult to understand and/or accept.  However, the very phrase frightens or offends many, many people.

Probably referencing this..

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/22/black-farmers-loan-payments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigford_v._Glickman

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............The less people understand an issue, the more leeway there is for the GOP to gin up controversy, as Gomez points out. What the fight against critical race theory really shows is how Republicans are threatened by the progress that has been made with respect to racial justice and are uncomfortable with what it might actually look like to confront and eradicate racism.

“The strategy basically takes an academic concept that’s been around for three decades and suddenly turns it into an existential crisis in American politics,” said Crenshaw.

Republicans “filled it with any kind of meaning — with the worst nightmares of those who believe that the American republic has turned their backs on them, that they’re seeking to replace them, that no one cares about them,”

and then created “a scare tactic around it that works because there hasn’t been much conversation and critical thinking about race in the public square.”........

 

Even if the bills do pass, they are likely to be killed in court, as the states are discriminating by singling out viewpoints that they disagree with, Amber Koonce, a human rights attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, told Vox. The bills also possibly violate the equal protection of the laws since they prevent employers from complying with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by banning workplace diversity trainings.

Regardless of their viability, the bills and the discussion around them have already captured the media’s attention, caused confusion as to what critical race theory actually is, and are now having a chilling effect at some educational institutions.

In Oklahoma, a community college paused its fully enrolled summer course on race and ethnicity over fears of legal trouble. In Nevada, where critical race theory hysteria is only just beginning, a conservative group suggested that teachers wear body cameras to ensure they’re not teaching critical race theory. In Loudoun County, Virginia, a group of conservative parents is attempting to recall school board members after the district required teacher training in “systemic oppression and implicit bias.”.......

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4 hours ago, ElCid said:

What lesson?  I must have missed this.  The GOPers will be successful at weaponizing CRT as it is a theory that is difficult to understand and/or accept.  However, the very phrase frightens or offends many, many people.

Yes I was speaking about a judge's decision to halt loan forgiveness for black farmers due to past

discrimination against black farmers by the DOA. White farmers were not discriminated against, but

that's not good enough for them. Pathetic. CRT has a number of different definitions which makes it

sometimes hard to pin down, but that won't stop Republicans from going ballistic. 

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