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    CRT, School Board Recalls, Harm to Blacks, MLK Replaced

    Here's a collection of articles on CRT. The first looks at efforts to recall school board members for pushing CRT on kids. The second looks at the harm CRT causes blacks and an effort to remove it. The third distinguishes CRT from the civil rights movement and MLK.

    School board recall attempts spike amid concerns about COVID closures, critical race theory

    School board recall efforts are sweeping the country, with many driven by parents claiming critical race theory (CRT) is infecting schools, demanding schools reopen in person, and arguing that boards are consumed by virtue signaling.

    According to Ballotpedia, 58 such efforts against 144 board members have taken place in 2021. Those are both all-time highs since it started tracking school board recall efforts in 2006, and far above the next highest year, 2010.

    Only one school board member has been removed in 2021, however, while three resigned and seven were retained in elections. One is scheduled for a November recall vote in Kansas for upholding a mask mandate.

    Ballotpedia identifies most of the efforts against individual board members as "underway," followed by those not going to a vote....

    Why Critical Race Theory Harms the Black Community

    ...At its core, CRT stems from the concept of critical theory and therefore aims to divide people into "oppressed" and "oppressor" groups, foment hate and chaos, and eventually disintegrate our society. It claims that concepts such as white privilege are the reality, and we should pursue equity instead of meritocracy.

    But as a black former U.S. Air Force officer and pilot living in a nearly all-white community for the last 18 years, my personal experience here has not been rooted in oppression, division, and racial privilege being stacked against me. Instead, I've experienced equality, unity, and mutual respect. I love the people of Slinger. I have children and grandchildren in the district, and since 2008 I have served our middle and high school football programs, first as a coach and then as president of our Gridiron Club.

    When I began hearing about CRT this last year, I knew something needed to be done. So, in June, I called for an audit of our school district's curriculum and the materials and coursework associated with educator training. I now lead a group of about a dozen parents who want to bring to light any curricular influences of CRT or any related ideologies, and we're supported in this effort by over 200 local parents and community leaders. In our audit, we are looking for "points of entry" in course outlines, sources, or lesson materials where these ideologies can manifest in the classroom. The objective of this audit is to protect and strengthen the presence of our community's values in the classroom and reinforce them for the ultimate benefit of our children....

    <snip examples of what they found>

    Yes, people in my community see that I'm black, but that's not how they define me or my kids. Isn't that what the civil rights struggle was all about? Isn't that what people of color have fought and died to establish in our country? By engaging in CRT, we risk losing the equality that Americans have fought for, and the end result will not be progress.

    Self-aggrandizement defines the culture that replaced Martin Luther King Jr.ís dream

    ...Dr. King's legacy and shadow ruled the culture. I wanted to be him. I wanted to wear a suit and tie and command the attention and respect of the world. From my all-black, ghetto setting, I dreamed of furthering his dream of creating a society that reflected the kingdom promised by an allegiance to God and America's founding documents. That was the culture that influenced me. That culture blinded me to my impoverished circumstances, inspired me to see a world of limitless possibilities, and demanded that I capitalize on my parents' and their generation's sacrifice.

    Today's culture baffles me. All of it, but most especially the culture corporate media frame as "black."

    ...how distant I am from modern "black" culture, an outgrowth of liberal political manipulation through the adoption of Critical Race Theory as a guiding worldview. The culture is secular. It attributes the behavior and outcomes of black people solely to white people. In modern culture, men are weak, women are leaders, black people are not responsible for our destiny, the n-word is a term of endearment, and, most importantly, blackness is defined by political affiliation.

    "You ain't black, if you ain't a Democrat."

    I reject it all. I'm not weak. I believe in the patriarchy. I'm responsible for my destiny and outcomes. The n-word ó regardless of the speaker's color or pronunciation ó is disrespectful and harmful. I'm a lifelong non-voter and refuse a political identity.

    This new culture assigned to black people by Hollywood, academic, political, athletic, and literary elites has demonized the tactics Dr. King used to expand freedom to African-Americans. The strategic, nonviolent, dignified approach of the civil rights movement is now ridiculed as "respectability politics." George Floyd, a career criminal and drug addict, has been substituted for Rosa Parks. Skinny jeans worn lower than boxers and wife-beaters have replaced suits and ties.

    I'm an old man struggling to deal with change. But you will never convince me that respect, a dignified appearance, and a reputation free of criminality will go out of style or lose their effectiveness....

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    Louis Brandeis,Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 479 (1928)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Here's a collection of articles on CRT. The first looks at efforts to recall school board members for pushing CRT on kids. The second looks at the harm CRT causes blacks and an effort to remove it. The third distinguishes CRT from the civil rights movement and MLK.

    School board recall attempts spike amid concerns about COVID closures, critical race theory




    Why Critical Race Theory Harms the Black Community




    Self-aggrandizement defines the culture that replaced Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream




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    So how does Critical Race Theory collide with Critical Theory? That must be where your criticism is. Please be specific and cite sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    So how does Critical Race Theory collide with Critical Theory? That must be where your criticism is. Please be specific and cite sources.
    Do you have something to say about the OP? If so, say it, or be gone.
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    Louis Brandeis,Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 479 (1928)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Do you have something to say about the OP? If so, say it, or be gone.
    I DID! I asked you where the two theories collide? As one is drawn from the other, there must be an axis that concerns you. If CRT is bad, then Critical Theory, just on it's face must bad, yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I DID! I asked you where the two theories collide? As one is drawn from the other, there must be an axis that concerns you. If CRT is bad, then Critical Theory, just on it's face must bad, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Do you have something to say about the OP? If so, say it, or be gone.
    Note how he drops "Race" from CRT, then wants you to define his made up terminology: CT
    What the hell is critical theory?
    He doesn't even know what it is. He just made it up?
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