Critical Race Theory

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Critical Race Theory

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A very influential, even dominant notion today, that is a subset of Critical Theory. Here is a fine piece by Ezra Dulis giving the flavor & goals of CRT:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020 ... stitution/
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Re: Cynical Theories

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Already a best seller on Amazon, this will expose the intellectual roots & begin to kill the kudzu vine which is "Critical Theory"

https://quillette.com/2020/07/20/the-tr ... -theories/
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Do you have anything from non fascist websites??
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk.

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Re: Critical Race Theory

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lyndon taylor wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:37 pm Do you have anything from non fascist websites??
If it is possible for you to get out of your cramped mind, check out the many interviews the two authors of the book have made. See YouTube or the internet. Both of them are secular, liberal & progressive.
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:37 pm Do you have anything from non fascist websites??
Image

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"He goes to hell, the one who asserts what didn’t take place" (Ud 4.8)
"Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims!" (DN26)

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Re: Critical Race Theory

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I'm sure you got that from a fascist website!!
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk.

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:48 am I'm sure you got that from a fascist website!!
Google image search, so you're at least partially correct in this instance because it is gleichschaltung

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"He goes to hell, the one who asserts what didn’t take place" (Ud 4.8)
"Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims!" (DN26)

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Re: Critical Race Theory

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CDC is ignoring Executive Order to stop indoctrination sessions. A new 13 week course is still scheduled. Time to fire some CDC folk.

https://christopherrufo.com/cdc-violate ... g-program/
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Greetings,
Nicholas wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:31 am Time to fire some CDC folk.
And not just because of this either... the deep state is strong in the CDC. Hence, I imagine, this resistance.

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"He goes to hell, the one who asserts what didn’t take place" (Ud 4.8)
"Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims!" (DN26)

"Transition to greatness" (Donald J. Trump)

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Re: Critical Race Theory

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lyndon taylor wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:15 am You guys are fricking insane, the CDC are respected scientists, your guys are bumbling fascist idiots.
People believe all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. I think, life is too short, Lyndon, to be upset about bizarre beliefs of someone on the internet.
Not to discount this truly frightening situation when bizarre beliefs proliferate beyond the fringe. We have a potentially more dangerous and insidious pandemic of alternative facts and conspiracies sweeping the globe, and the fallout can be truly horrific...

But getting angry at some individual believers isn't going to achieve anything beyond worsening one's own mood. I feel we have to be patient, kind, forthright and creative in order to cure this disease.
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Dan74 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:37 pm
We have a potentially more dangerous and insidious pandemic of alternative facts and conspiracies sweeping the globe, and the fallout can be truly horrific...

But getting angry at some individual believers isn't going to achieve anything beyond worsening one's own mood. I feel we have to be patient, kind, forthright and creative in order to cure this disease.
Even with a bodhicitta/mahayana motivation, the real planetary disease you mention is beyond the powers to "cure" by any group living today. Best we can do (in one incarnation) is mitigate our own self-cherishing & perhaps that of a few around us.
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Critical Understand of Critical Race Theory

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Probably the best source for a critical understanding (critical as in critical thinking) of "critical race theory" is:
https://newdiscourses.com
It's supported by several scholars who have taken on the task of reading and cataloging the literature. It's a massive work with lots of quotes and analysis.
The webpage contains the background research for the book "Cynical Theories" (https://quillette.com/2020/07/20/the-tr ... -theories/)

See especially the "Social Justice Encyclopedia" section.
See for instance: https://newdiscourses.com/tftw-antifascism/ & https://newdiscourses.com/tftw-fascism/

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Who Defines What ‘Racist’ Means ?

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Who Defines What ‘Racist’ Means ? by sociologist MUSA AL-GHARBI
https://musaalgharbi.com/2020/05/15/def ... ns-actors/
Indeed, in contemporary U.S. society, one of the very worst charges that can be leveled against someone – especially a white person – is to accuse them of being racist.

On balance, both of these developments are great.

However, as a function of the increased social capital at stake when accusations of racism are made, and the diminishing opportunities to leverage that capital by “calling out” obvious cases of racism – the sphere of what counts as “racist” has been ever-expanding – to the point where it is now possible to qualify as “racist” on the basis of things like microaggressions and implicit attitudes. One particularly unfortunate aspect of this concept creep – justified under the auspices of empowering people of color – is that relatively well-off, highly-educated, liberal whites tend to be among the most zealous in identifying and prosecuting these new forms of “racism.”
https://www.socialcapitalresearch.com/l ... efinition/
Social capital can be understood in this context to include "looking good, confirming social needs to be seen as a "good person", to be likable if not to satisfy cravings for same in the sense of the Three Poisons.

The article goes into social science data which backs the the claim that "relatively well-off, highly-educated, liberal whites tend to be among the most zealous in identifying and prosecuting these new forms of “racism.”"

White elites — who play an outsized role in defining racism in academia, the media, and the broader culture – instead seem to define ‘racism’ in ways that are congenial to their own preferences and priorities. Rather than actually dismantling white supremacy or meaningfully empowering people of color, efforts often seem to be oriented towards consolidating social and cultural capital in the hands of the ‘good’ whites.
Charges of “racism,” for instance, are primarily deployed against the political opponents of upwardly-mobile, highly-educated progressive white people even to the point of branding prominent black or brown dissenters as race-traitors (despite the reality that, on average, blacks and Hispanics tend to be significantly more socially conservative and religious than whites).
The politicized nature of these accusations is not lost on their intended targets. Blowback against a perceived overuse of “racism” charges seems to have significantly contributed to the rise of Donald Trump and other demagogic figures in the U.S. and Western Europe.
... Indeed, evidence is growing that many fashionable formulations of “racism” (and antiracist activism) may be directly pernicious for people of color.
... these approaches – despite being demonstrably ineffective (or even counter-productive) — are relatively easy execute. They allow institutions, and social elites, to gesture that they are “on board” with antiracism and “doing something” about racialized inequality without actually making major changes to the way they do business. Yet, as Cyrus Mehri aptly put it, “When you keep choosing the options on the menu that don’t create change, you’re purposely not creating change. It’s part of the intentional discrimination.”
-- https://musaalgharbi.com/2020/05/15/def ... ns-actors/
"Intentional discrimination"? Seems to be going to far to say that it's intentional but the impact, the social karma as it were, may be the same.

It's a well written article (not in academic jargon) with some hard hitting conclusions.
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Nicholas wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:31 am CDC is ignoring Executive Order to stop indoctrination sessions. A new 13 week course is still scheduled. Time to fire some CDC folk.

https://christopherrufo.com/cdc-violate ... g-program/
CDC classes now cancelled and Director Redfield must face Senate committee tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo?ref_s ... gencies%2F
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Greetings,
Nicholas wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:05 pm CDC classes now cancelled and Director Redfield must face Senate committee tomorrow.
:guns:

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"He goes to hell, the one who asserts what didn’t take place" (Ud 4.8)
"Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims!" (DN26)

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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Its the uneducated that want to deny science, it will come to no good.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk.

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:08 am Its the uneducated that want to deny science, it will come to no good.
There's a difference between "science" and "the science".

Science is the traditional discipline and application of the scientific method.

"The science" is Orwellian-speak for the corrupt process of manufacturing and sponsoring narratives through opaque manipulation and corruption. Ironically, there's very little science, in "the science", and it's always presented outwardly in a manner, such that it must be regarded as scientifically and morally unchallengeable, despite that being the very antithesis of the scientific method.

"Trust science" - don't "trust the science".

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"He goes to hell, the one who asserts what didn’t take place" (Ud 4.8)
"Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims!" (DN26)

"Transition to greatness" (Donald J. Trump)

:candle: "...his name was Seth Rich..."
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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You clearly do not seem to understand science!!
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk.

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 am You clearly do not seem to understand science!!
Clearly you do not understand the difference between narrative and agenda, nor their differential.

All the best.

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"He goes to hell, the one who asserts what didn’t take place" (Ud 4.8)
"Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims!" (DN26)

"Transition to greatness" (Donald J. Trump)

:candle: "...his name was Seth Rich..."
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Re: Critical Race Theory

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lyndon taylor wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 am You clearly do not seem to understand science!!
If this is in relation to Critical Race Theory, its not science. Trust me, I'm a scientist :)
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