There is a racial divide in this country……we can pretend that it does not exist (not in this country) but sadly there is and I have written about it several times……
In case the posts were missed I will help with this issue…..
The absurdity of the Republican Party’s culture wars has reached new heights. A slew of GOP-led state legislatures are enacting new laws that ban teaching “critical race theory” an academic framework that has become the latest conservative boogeyman.
Do you want to learn about racism, discrimination and privilege? Well, Republicans are trying to make it really hard to do so with a slew of bills designed to muzzle educators. In Texas, House Bill 3979 would limit how teachers talk about current events and historic racism in their classrooms. It also bans schools from teaching the 1619 Project, a New York Times endeavor which investigates US history starting with the year the first slaves were brought to what would become the United States. After some political maneuvering, the controversial bill appears to be headed to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
But in Oklahoma, where a critical race theory ban has taken place, the effects have already been chilling. Melissa Smith, an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College, recently learned her race and ethnicity course had been “paused” for the summer. “Our history of the United States is uncomfortable and it should make us uncomfortable and we should grow from that,” Smith said in an interview with the Washington Post. But the community college has stated that since the new law “essentially revokes any ability to teach critical race theory, including discussions of white privilege” Smith’s curriculum would need substantial changes.
Not to be outdone by Texas Florida has made a move on the race conversation…..
As dozens of bills are advancing in statehouses nationwide to ban the teaching of the basic truths of America’s racist history, DeSantis signed a bill into law this week that threatens to surveil and cut funding to public institutions of higher learning found to be on the wrong side of the Republicans’ ongoing white nationalist crusade.
Here is an example of the denial that is hard wired into the education of the South….
Gather around, children. I want to tell you a tale, a story of a nation divided. A story about a war of values in the United States. A war where people were held in bondage, had suffered brutal consequences and degraded. They were unsure of the outcome of the war, and afraid for their lives. Their families separated. They faced oppression. This is the story of white southern families facing a war of northern aggression? Welcome to eighth-grade textbooks in Louisiana, and the story of poor Kate Stone, daughter of a family that once owned 150 slaves, but now would be deprived of family wealth the moment those slaves would be free.
Then there are those that fit into the ‘Can’t Fix Stupid” Files……
Dick Morris has reached New heights of absurdity with a recent claim that Critical Race Theory would lead multiracial children to act on “Oedipal” fantasies.
During an appearance on Newsmax, Morris launched into a tirade against Critical Race Theory. His ludicrous, Freudian assertion that teaching people about systemic racism would somehow make them act on any Oedipal feelings they have is possibly the most bizarre criticism of Critical Race Theory so far.
What a pathetic pack of halt-witted pinheads.
What are Republicans afraid of….the truth?
The GOP is proving just what a moral degenerate the party has become…..and it just keeps getting worse.
Is there end?
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