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CRT Rope-a-Dope

Posted by $ Abaco 1 month, 2 weeks ago to Culture
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I know this is a controversial subject, but I gotta get some opinions. I recently got my alma matter's magazine in the mail and there was a big article written by a lecturer there about CRT. The article stated that CRT is just really commentary limited to the state of our legal system in America and how biased it is. That was about it. It also said something like, "you won't hear about it in our schools". As a parent of a kid in high school I could clearly see this as a load of horse hockey. My son's high school seems to specialize in CRT. It's daily subject matter there. So, my question is...why the double-speak on this? People clearly have a right to speak their minds. And, racists come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But...I really struggle with this article. This is due to our own experiences in public schools where racism is taught while they slap the label of CRT on it. I've not been able to let this go...
SOURCE URL: https://magazine.calpoly.edu/fall-2021/what-is-critical-race-theory/


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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I'm with you on the "horse hockey" assessment as evidenced by pissed off parents across the country who are fighting this crap from kindergarten to 12th grade.

    From the article: "José Navarro teaches ethnic studies at Cal Poly and is an expert on critical race theory, or CRT." My eyes are rolling so much here I can see my brain! IMHO, here we have a fully indoctrinated and fully invested (and likely affirmative action employee) getting paid BIG BUCKS to spew this crap and defend it at all costs to keep those bucks flowing into his college department and personal bank account. He is an arrogant despicable lying LOOTER of the highest order as his parasitic enterprise is dependent on the very people he has to step on to feel exalted and self righteous. He is at the very top of the brain washing machine that originates the crap being foisted on the nations young and innocent. The article is not an argument, it's a deflection away from what CRT really is.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    The Governor of Texas, Mr. Abbott, issued a statement saying CRT would not be taught in Texas schools. I do believe education is one of our states rights...yours too.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    If CRT was taught as a matter of statistics, observing that in any society the majority ethnic group usually establishes the culture, making it a challenge for minorities with cultural differences to fit in and succeed, I would be willing to allow that to be taught. Unfortunately, that's not how the subject is being pounded into young people's skulls. The slant the promoters of CRT are taking is that white people are hopelessly, incurably racist, and people of color don't have the ability to overcome that ingrained racist resistance to their success.

    Black and Hispanic parents are rightfully upset to hear that their children are being told they don't have the ability to be successful, so it isn't just white parents who are outraged at this crap. It's obvious from the police state attitude of the school boards pushing this that they know they are attempting brainwashing with CRT, with the intent to keep our society divided.
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    • Posted by $ 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      ...and, this is where I am blown away. This high-level, ivory tower operative is saying one thing while those in the trenches are doing something much worse. Hence my use of "rope-a-dope" - a tried and proven technique to fool your boxing opponent. I am tempted to stand in front of a school board and tell them. "No, no, no! You're doing it all wrong. CRT isn't this racist hate your spewing. It's just a complaint about our legal system and is based on the fact that "WE" all did slavery, etc." They'd probably roar. I think this author is full of shit. He looks like an angry little dolt. This is bad stuff...
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      • Posted by DrZarkov99 1 month, 2 weeks ago
        Fortunately, if Virginia is any indication, you aren't alone, and CRT will be one of the bombs that have gone off in the progressives' faces in the next national elections. What I really worry about is that with the signs so disastrous, the Biden administration may concoct an "emergency" so dire that they will be sad to announce that the next elections must be postponed for an indefinite period. At that point the wheels come off the wagon, leaving no alternative to a real revolution.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    No idea what the point of the article is other than a distraction. I went to school a L O N G time ago, and we were taught all these things. There is nothing new in the author's description of CRT. However, systemic, present racial bias IS part of CRT, and that is simply nonsense. There are racists, last count about 17 I think. It is not systemic. It is not a fundamental issue controlling local populations, EXCEPT self-victimization.

    The statement about Italians and Jews is a magician's trick. Jews lived and voted in the US from the beginning. I am not wasting time researching Italians. Jews came to the US to evade persecution in Europe. This is noise.

    U.S. President George Washington remembered the Jewish contribution when he wrote to the Sephardic congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, in a letter dated August 17, 1790:

    "May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in the land continue to merit and enjoy the goodwill of the other inhabitants. While everyone shall sit safely under his own vine and fig-tree and there shall be none to make him afraid."
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  • Posted by $ 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    He's taking past historical atrocities and saying "We did that". This is sick, sick stuff. No..."we" didn't do that. Go pound sand. This is very dangerous rhetoric and some people are going to get hurt going down this path. This is delusional and will result is a lot of violence if it continues.
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  • Posted by teri-amborn 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Unearned guilt is the goal of CRT.

    Children need to be taught philosophy (preferably OBJECTIVISM) so that they can learn HOW TO THINK before they are taught "what to think".

    CRT should remain a college course in Law Studies and nothing more.
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    • Posted by $ jdg 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      Unearned guilt is only one of the evil goals of CRT.

      Check out the "aspects and assumptions of white culture" from CRT teaching materials here -- https://archive.ph/qDJDf .

      Except for the focus on the British Empire, the views listed have nothing to do with whiteness. What they are, are great examples of the virtues that once made the US the greatest country on earth, and everyone should seek to have them. To teach otherwise is to deliberately sabotage America's greatness and to try to turn us into a third world country.

      So when I liken CRT to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, that is not hyperbole. It is intended to produce the same result.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
        Nice link. The only thing relegated to the past is the subservient wife crap.

        When I worked in China it seemed the "aspects and assumptions of Chinese culture" were pretty much the same as "aspects and assumptions of white culture" except the origins of the hard work and scientific methods were different from Greco-Roman or Judeo-Christian and the work ethic wasn't from the Protestant religion. The Chinese are shedding collectivism and the results of the Cultural Revolution (good CRT comparison on your part) like a bad dream because they don't work. Currently, they are still stuck with a dictatorship, though.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      "Unearned guilt is the goal of CRT." Agreed.

      "CRT should remain a college course in Law Studies and nothing more." CRT shouldn't be taught anywhere because it is a false narrative to inculcate your first statement as a means of control. Understanding racially discriminatory laws as past legal history in a law school environment may be fair game, but CRT is an intellectually dishonest method of approach. It cherry picks some historical facts (this article is an example) that are no longer in effect (some even more than a century), leaves out other historical facts, and presents them in a narrative as though they are current events to elicit guilt upon the innocent and false victimization on others.
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      • Posted by teri-amborn 1 month, 2 weeks ago
        Hierarchical thought and the growth of civilization should be the prominent teaching when dealing with "racism" .

        I actually remember "whites only" and "blacks only" businesses and restrooms(etc.) when I visited Memphis as a youngster. I thought that it was stupid then. I still do.
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        • Posted by teri-amborn 1 month, 2 weeks ago
          ACTUALLY it was whites/colored.
          I couldn't figure out which color.
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          • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
            That Jim Crow stuff was pretty much dead by 1970. Half a century ago.

            Edit add to put this in perspective:
            In 1820 there were Americans still alive that could remember being under the edicts of a king, but those days were gone forever.
            In 1900 there were Americans still alive that could remember actually being a slave, but those days were gone forever.
            In 1960 there were Americans still alive that could remember women not allowed to vote, but those days were gone forever.
            In 2021 there are Americans still alive that can remember Jim Crow, but those days are gone forever.

            CRT ignores all that.
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        • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
          "Hierarchical thought and the growth of civilization should be the prominent teaching..." Agreed. Racist (tribal) constructs have existed for thousands of years and the eradication of them in a modern civilization is extremely recent on the historical scene. More has happened in that regard in Western Civilization in the past 200 years than happened planet wide in thousands of years before that. CRT ignores all that.
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