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> Critical Race Theory, Republicans hate it, what's the beef?
post Jun 23 2021, 11:44 PM
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I've often used this board to get a gauged on what is the Conservative psyche. Whether I agree or disagree, I at least gain insight. Well here I am again, confused but ready to learn.

Lets start with a recent poll

More than 6 in 10 Republicans, 63 percent, said they oppose critical race theory being taught in K-12 schools, compared to 13 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of independents also voicing opposition.
Further in the article:
“The advocates of critical theory tell us we have to dismantle our culture, our history, our families, our Jewish and Christian heritage and beliefs because they’re all oppressive,” said Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) this week. “They say the future of this nation will be defined by racial division and racial strife. Mr. President, I reject that prophecy of our future and I take my stand on the goodness of the American people and the God who guides us.”
I'm not sure where the part about dismantling Jewish and Christian heritage comes from, but maybe someone can help me here too.

Sadly we see that the right wing media is yet again attacking the psyche of conservatives with a new boogeyman
critical race theory has emerged as a central talking point and fundraising tactic for Republicans, Fox News has been flooding the zone and mentioning it at an accelerating pace.

A new study from Media Matters for America, a left-leaning nonprofit, found nearly 1,300 mentions of the term over the course of three and-a-half months.

Question for debate:

What is your understanding of critical race theory? Is it dangerous to our society and especially are children.

Why are conservatives so starkly opposed to our children education including this theory?

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post Jul 14 2021, 01:28 PM
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I don't know anything about CRT. But I will give some observations from the past few years....
There was a feminism thread a while back that started a diversion into #metoo before metoo existed (officially).
I was (and still am) of the opinion that presumption of innocence matters.
This went into some (at the time more recent) cases I was familiar with where it was pretty obvious there were politically motivated prosecutions based on very dubious testimony against the accused. The assertion was "believe all women" because women don't lie...for some reason.

Let's fast forward now to 2021 when there is a movie being released about a "Karen" who always lies.
Karen is the new evil villain...and now somehow women can NOT be trusted to tell the truth.
Nothing changed, there were always some women who lie about crimes, and others who do not. But with the new anti-Karen cultural obsession everything seems to have changed virtually overnight. Rather than facts and data, what seems to matter most is whatever the media determines we need to be concerned about in the moment.
Right now it's CRT. On both sides. These are topics designed to divide us.

I read something on twitter (a black participant) this morning that resonated with me and I thought was a reasonable answer to this topic:

"I was asked if Racism is getting worse. My answer is no. Racism is not worse. The problem is that the definition of racism has expanded. There are no longer any boundaries. Racism used to mean very specific things, now it means nothing.... or rather.... now it means everything.."

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