Whose Afraid Of Critical Race?

GOP/Repubs/conservatives that’s who…..and especially old white people….but then  the GOP has always been afraid of history.

If they are a Right winger then they all are running in a panic over this issue.

For those that spend their time worrying about the Kardashians are doing let set your mind in motion…..

Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core idea is that race is a social construct, and that racism 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.

Look for this issue to be a major diversion for Repubs in the 2022 election. But just why are the Repubs so afraid of this theory?

People like that idiot from Arkansas, Tom Cotton…..

Speaking at an online forum sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) slammed what he says is the military’s incorporation of critical race theory, saying it will create division among soldiers.

https://www.rawstory.com/tom-cotton-2653630053/

Then there is the disturbing prophecy from Megyan Kelly Show….

“It was bad enough when they were indoctrinating college students, but college students tend to be more left-leaning, and their experimenting with ideas, and I think once rationality sets in, they tend to make up their own minds one way in the other,” Kelly said.

“But now, we’re seeing in today’s day and ages, they’re infecting — and forget corporate America, that’s already spread, sports and so on — but they’re infecting kids. Young children, they’re indoctrinating with these divisive messages. Our military! And then those things — it’s abuse towards children, and it’s endangering the men and women in the military, and our country as a result.”

(mediate.com)

What is it about CRT that has conservatives so babbling upset?

A recent poll tries to explain their concern.

The survey of 1,592 U.S. adults, which was conducted from June 22 to 24, set out to determine how closely the public’s opinion of the term “critical race theory” aligns with a central idea behind it. To do that, Yahoo News and YouGov asked respondents whether they’d “heard of critical race theory” — and followed up with the ones who had heard of it by asking if “critical race theory is something students should be exposed to in school.”

It turns out only about half of Americans (52 percent) are even familiar with the term “critical race theory,” according to the poll, and political engagement is likely to account for that exposure. As Time magazine reported in a recent cover story, “conservative advocacy groups, legal organizations and state legislatures” have “mounted a campaign to weaponize” the term because they believe that “fighting it will be a winning electoral message.”

As a result, awareness is much higher among white Americans who identify as conservative (71 percent) or liberal (70 percent) than it is among white moderates (48 percent), African Americans (42 percent) or Latino Americans (39 percent).

https://news.yahoo.com/poll-the-real-reason-republicans-are-so-riled-up-about-critical-race-theory-090015052.html

Indoctrination?

That small minded idiot from Arkansas got his way and with the help of the d/bag Dem, Manchin….

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced the “Stop CRT Act” in an effort to prevent tax dollars from being used to teach the controversial set of ideas in public school classrooms.

“They want to teach our children that America is not a good nation but a racist nation. Those teachings are wrong and our tax dollars should not support them,” Cotton said ahead of the vote. “My amendment will ensure that federal funds aren’t used to indoctrinate children as young as pre-K to hate America.”

All Senate Democrats voted against the ban, aside from West Virginia moderate Joe Manchin, who gave the GOP the vote it needed to successfully pass the amendment during series of votes late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/senate-passed-cotton-amendment-ban-federal-dollars-funding-critical-race-theory

Good to see that Manchin found his footing on this so he can stay in the spotlight….for me he is a worthless lump of manure….

But why is the GOP denying our past?

The hoods are off, and Republicans are embracing the white supremacist “replacement theory.”

If you’re dismissing this as fear-mongering or click-bait, you probably missed Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House and renowned adulterer, espousing replacement theory rhetoric on Fox News earlier this week while talking to host Maria Baritromo, who always has time to offer a platform to dangerous conspiracy peddling. Speaking about Mexican immigrants coming to America during the pandemic, Gingrich said the “radical left” wants to “get rid of the rest of us” and would “love to drown traditional, classic Americans with as many people as they can who know nothing of American history, nothing of American tradition, nothing of the rule of law.”

He wasn’t talking about Donald Trump, notorious for being historically ignorant and profoundly incurious, but about those of us with darker skin, who are never seen as “traditional” or “classic” or “real Americans.” Gingrich, a craven political opportunist, parroted the talking points associated with “the great replacement” theory, also known as “white genocide,” which stipulates the white race and “Western civilization” are in dire threat of being weakened and ultimately usurped by immigrants of color, Muslims, feminists, and gays.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-racist-theory-that-inspired-murderers-is-now-gop-dogma

Like I have stated….GOP is running scared.

CRT should be a major election campaign and the use of indoctrination will be the new word for the 2022 elections…..(seems we must have a new slogan for ever election…and now 2022 has its own)

For me I believe that history should not be taught sanitized….we should be given all our history…..the good, the bad and the ugly.

But why all the hoopla around CRT?

Few Americans can define what critical race theory actually is — an academic framework that originated among legal scholars in the 1970s to help explain how racism permeates American institutions — but it’s not surprising that it has emerged as a bogeyman on the political right. Increasingly, the Republican base is politically animated by white racial grievances, which is a major reason why misrepresentations of critical race theory — “every white person is racist” or “certain children are inherently bad people because of their skin color” — have found such a receptive audience. After all, many of the same grievances helped fuel Trump’s rise. 

From the earliest days of his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump’s support has been most heavily concentrated among white Americans who think they face significant racial discrimination. In fact, perceived anti-white discrimination powerfully predicted voter preferences in the 2016 general election. One survey conducted shortly after the election found Trump voters were over four times more likely than Clinton voters to say white Americans face “a lot” of discrimination (45 percent versus 10 percent, respectively); other polls also consistently showed that Republicans and Trump’s 2016 supporters saw racial discrimination against white people as a bigger problem than unfair treatment of racial and ethnic minorities in American society. Those views have only grown more pronounced in Republican politics. 

How The Rise Of White Identity Politics Explains The Fight Over Critical Race Theory

Most have NO idea what CRT is or why it is important other than the lies and misinformation spread by self-serving d/bags in the GOP.

History needs to be taught whether you like the story or not….to deny our history is to deny who we are as Americans.

Any thoughts?

Watch This Blog!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Whose Afraid Of Critical Race?

  1. If they are denying the basic points of CRT in America, then they are either not watching the news, or choosing to ignore it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Here’s my take on it for what it’s worth. CRT isn’t even widely taught. As you said, most haven’t even heard of this. Republicans have seized upon it and twisted it and blown it up into something it’s not. Same thing they’ve done with BLM, Antifa, and a host of other things, all to scare people into voting for GQP candidates. Meanwhile, they’re moving farther and farther right, embracing fascism, white supremacy, and bigotry against minorities including the LGBTQ community. “Look there, not here!”

    1. Kim your take is always welcome…..whites are afraid of change although they pretend t want it every election….GOP is a lie machine and their supporters want lies…..it is so sad for this country that all the ‘protections’ of the Constitution are biting us in the butt. chuq

Leave a Reply to Doug Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.