Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Critical Race Theory

The political movement that consistently clings to the jolly fiction that they are not racists are proving their racism once again. This time it involves a herculean effort to keep something called "Critical Race Theory" out of American schools. This so-called "theory" teaches that (among other things) race - or better still "Race baiting" - has been a factor in American politics and policies since the founding of the republic. This phenomenon of altering the history of this country can primarily be found in (but is not limited to) dear ol' Dixie. They are claiming that critical race theory is prejudiced against white people. Some of these clowns are even demanding that the teaching of slavery be outlawed altogether.

Where do I begin?

Since the brutal murder of George Floyd by some half-witted sadist on the streets of Minneapolis a year ago this Tuesday (My Heavens, where does the time go?) America has been having a long-overdue discussion on this topic as it hasn't had since 1963. And at a time when the voting rights of people with dark skin are imperiled in a way they haven't been since the time I was in kindergarten, what better time to get the discussion flowing again, ay?

Nine years ago on this hideous site, I wrote a piece called "Message To My Fellow White People". In the closing paragraph I wrote the following:

"It's sad that people who are not white need to wait until they are no longer "minorities" in order to receive equal protection under the law (At present they don't have that protection - and you're kidding yourselves if you think that they do. Just look at the prison population). But as long as they have waited, I don't think they'll have to wait much longer. As uncle Bobby said, 'The old world is rapidly fading. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand'. Or as Sam Cooke sang nearly fifty years ago, 'a change is gonna come'. Sam didn't live to see that change. Bob Dylan probably will live to see it. In fact, we're damned-near there. We have no other choice but to accept it. The history of the next century will primarily be the story of how well (or badly) white America dealt with that inevitable change. Deal with it well, my friends. History will smile upon you."

For many years I have believed that if you don't have a serious knowledge and understanding of the history of the struggle of African Americans in America, then you don't have knowledge and understanding of American history. Our story hinges on the struggle of our black brothers and sisters. This is something that we need to understand if we are to move forward. Although I strongly suspect that the generation born between the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first already understands this. They are the ones who are going to save this place. My generation was handed the most prosperous nation in the history of anything you want to mention. And what have we bequeathed them? A ideological cesspool. Best of luck, kiddies!

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Ten-Year Lunch; Wits & Legends of the Algonquin Round Table 

This is a period and people that I love reading about. Highly recommended.


At 1:50 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

How to trigger a racist: "1619" and "Critical Race Theory".

Isn't it just terrible how white conservatives are the "real victims" of racism?

Isn't it just terrible how white conservatives are persecuted for being "real Americans" and the only “true patriots”?

Oh, the humanity!

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black mother compares critical race theory in schools to KKK tactics.

A Black mother took aim at critical race theory during a local school board meeting, comparing the education to tactics used by Nazi Germany and the Ku Klux Klan.

Black community speaking out AGAINST Critical Race Theory
While critical race theory acknowledges the success of individual Blacks in America, ironically it criticizes successful Blacks for joining the system, thus putting Blacks in a no win situation.

Black Activists Applaud Defunding of “Critical Race Theory” Training
“Critical race theory is bigotry, pure and simple. Its advocates should apologize to Jim Crow and South African apartheid supporters for ever offering a critical word,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper. “Claiming that people have characteristics and behaviors due solely to their race is a tired, old and evil idea that has no business being supported by taxpayer dollars.”

Brilliant black professor on Critical Race Theory — “revenge society,” “racism under new management”

"Critical Race Theory is just racism under new management", best quote of the this blogs post.

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Yup. Triggers 'em all the time.

Leave it to the radical Right to lie through their asses, from voter fraud, Obama the Kenyan Marxist, the stolen election Big Lie, white "victims" of racism...and now, "Critical Race Theory is just like the Nazis and the Klan!" LOL! Nothing is too dishonest or too far from reality for the radical Right. They have mastered the Nazi Big Lie in duping their bigots, idiots and racists.

The truth is beyond the mental faculties of these small-minded White nationalist liars.

In their work "Critical Race Theory": An Introduction, first published in 2001, the legal scholars Richard Delgado (one of the founders of CRT) and Jean Stefancic discuss several general propositions that they claim would be accepted by many critical race theorists, despite the considerable variation of belief among members of the movement.

These “basic tenets” of CRT, according to the authors, include the following claims:

(1) Race is socially constructed, not biologically natural.

(2) Racism in the United States is normal, not aberrational: it is the common, ordinary experience of most people of color.

(3) Owing to what critical race theorists call “interest convergence” or “material determinism,” legal advances (or setbacks) for people of color tend to serve the interests of dominant white groups. Thus, the racial hierarchy that characterizes American society may be unaffected or even reinforced by ostensible improvements in the legal status of oppressed or exploited people.

(4) Members of minority groups periodically undergo “differential racialization,” or the attribution to them of varying sets of negative stereotypes, again depending on the needs or interests of whites.

(5) According to the thesis of “intersectionality” or “antiessentialism,” no individual can be adequately identified by membership in a single group. An African American person, for example, may also identify as a woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a Christian, and so on.

(6) The “voice of color” thesis holds that people of color are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of other members of their group (or groups) regarding the forms and effects of racism. This consensus has led to the growth of the “legal story telling” movement, which argues that the self-expressed views of victims of racism and other forms of oppression provide essential insight into the nature of the legal system.


I invite anonymous to offer his analysis and discussion of critical race theory. He could explain how they got it wrong and tell those people of color that white people are the real victims of racism

At 11:13 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Along with CRT, add Speaker Pelosi to the list of "Nazi oppression" in the deranged lunatics of the radical Right.

CNN: Marjorie Taylor Greene, during an interview on a conservative podcast this week, compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to continue to require members of the House to wear masks on the chamber floor to steps the Nazis took to control the Jewish population during the Holocaust.

Greene, in a conversation with the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody Real America's Voice TV show "The Water Cooler," attacked Pelosi and accused her of being a hypocrite for asking GOP members to prove they have all been vaccinated before allowing members to be in the House chamber without a mask.

"You know, we can look back at a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany," Greene said. "And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about."

Jewish groups were quick to condemn Greene's remarks.

"You can never compare health-related restrictions with yellow stars gas chambers and other Nazi atrocities. Such comparisons demean the Holocaust and contaminate American political speech," the American Jewish Congress said in a tweet in response to Greene's comments. "Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene must immediately retract and apologize."

Nazis, racists, and the Trump cult won't apologize.

"Demean the Holocaust". This is just what American Nazis and white nationalists like anonymous Vern would do.

At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

White nationalist liars All quotes were from blacks, as is this one.

Critical race theory may be the Democrat left’s filthiest, ugliest big lie. It defines America as inherently and irredeemably bigoted, denounces all whites as racial oppressors, and diminishes all blacks as racially oppressed victims.

Lies, lies, lies.

The third lie is the worst.

Black Lives Matter, the “diversity” police, and other “systemic racism”-mongers relentlessly claim that white privilege and white supremacy blockade black success. Blacks think, “Yes, we can.” The Democrat left replies: “No, you can’t.”

Deroy Murdock

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous Vern still can't think for himself by presenting a cogent discussion of the basic tenets of CRT above.

Deranged Deroy Murdock is a pathetically duped, radical right, gay Black man. In 2007 he insisted Saddam Hussein was involved in perpetrating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America, FOUR years after Bush launched his war based on lies.

His view is on the far Right fringe among Black Americans.

Vern is the kind of guy who would say, "Look! A Black man voted for Trump. That proves Trump isn't a racist".

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Go figure Sybil uses an ultra right wing site as a source. I guess he's never heard the term "token" before.

At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which of these news stories are examples of racism at work?

a) A politician denying interviews to white reporters.

b) Denying white farmers financial aid but not minority farmers

c) Denying white people spots on police oversight boards

d) Denying financial assistance to poor white families but not minorities

e) Denying white people immediate access to vaccines until minorities are served first

f) Healthcare resources will be allocated on the basis of race

Choose one

All of the above statements are examples of racism.
None of the above statements are examples of racism.
Some of the above statements are examples of racism.

And there are the results…

If you chose, “some of the above” then you might have been persuaded that the only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination as proposed by critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi. This choice suggests that you are on the fence of being a racist but not all the way there.

If you chose “all of the above” then, you are likely not racist at all. You may in fact, judge people as individuals and not by the color of their skin. If so, I commend your enlightened view.

If you chose “none of the above” then, you might be racist as clearly one group of people is being systematically oppressed in the examples shared.

Is it racist to call blacks who disagree with you "tokens"?

At 8:57 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Oh mama can this really be the end, to live long enough to watch the republicuns recount the votes again. Happy B-day Bob.

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

He did it again. Only white racists are obsessed with portraying whites as victims of racism. I extend my sympathies:

Kendi is one man speaking from his experience and viewpoint.

His definition: “Racism is a marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produces and normalizes racial inequities.”

The discrimination he proposes is anti-racist discrimination.

His point on discrimination: “The defining question is whether the discrimination is creating equity or inequity. If discrimination is creating equity, then it is antiracist. If discrimination is creating inequity, then it is racist. . . . The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”

At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which of these news stories are examples of racism at work?

a) A politician denying interviews to white reporters.

b) Denying white farmers financial aid but not minority farmers

c) Denying white people spots on police oversight boards

d) Denying financial assistance to poor white families but not minorities

e) Denying white people immediate access to vaccines until minorities are served first

f) Healthcare resources will be allocated on the basis of race

Point to a single racist law, ordinance, or practice today in the whole of the United States. Across the spectrum: the federal, state, and local levels. If the United States were indeed an institutionally racist society, you could surely find at least one law or practice in this vast nation to support your contention. Find one.

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Have you ever considered WHY most Blacks see systemic racism? I bet not.

Historically Republicans have been passing laws to suppress voter turnout and have deliberately targeted minority communities. They have gerrymandered districts to deprive minority communities of fair representation. These are facts.

How about "Driving white Black"?

Why is there no such thing as "Driving white white"?

Try to explain these things to me and you're on your way to realizing systemic racism is real.

Not that you care, but here is the relevant information:

The systemic racism black Americans face, explained in 9 charts

Poll: Americans’ Views of Systemic Racism Divided by Race


At 9:04 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Everyone said, Which name will Sybil resort to today?

Racist law? Try any of the new voter suppression laws going into place across most red states. Of course THOSE are possible because Judge Scalia gutted the Voting Rights act.

Stop and frisk is very popular in Arizona, as long as the person being stopped LOOKS like the MIGHT be "illegal".

The biggest problem with racism is that it's not always "overt", but how many White people were choked to death by police over an ALLEGEDLY bogus $20?

At 1:42 AM, Blogger Tric said...

The key here is deny. Why?

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Nobody denies racism like conservative white racists, or they see themselves as the "real victims" of racism.

Ignorance isn't ignorance to the ignorant.
Racism isn't racism to the racist.
Treason isn't treason to the traitor.
A cult isn't a cult to the cult.

At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While CRT uses the 1619 as a source, the theory is based on the works of German Marxist, Herbert Marcuse. Didn't we learn, in the last century, the dangers of German racial theories.

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous shows his ignorance again. CRT was developed BEFORE the 1619 Project.

Like their "Replacement theory", "German racial theories" are embraced by radical Right white nationalists.

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you enrolled for the next three-day “White Men’s Caucus” Dave?

America’s largest defense contractor reportedly made 13 top executives participate in a three-day “White Men’s Caucus” that involved discussions of “white male privilege” and other pro-diversity training.

The participants from Lockheed Martin engaged in activities over Zoom that included a “free association” exercise in which the term “white men” was equated to “old,” “racist,” “privileged,” “anti-women,” “angry,” “Aryan Nation” and “KKK,” the City Journal reported Wednesday.

That session reportedly led to conclusions that white men “don’t care about diversity,” “have a classical perspective on history and colonialism,” and “don’t want to give away our power.”

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

And here I thought the only white man's caucus was the Republican Party.


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