You might be racist and not know it!
The Werkes has embarked on an experiment to determine if news reporters are capable of learning or if they use progressive “talking points” as crib notes. Reporting in what purports to be straight news story for the Wisconsin State Journal, Elizabeth Beyer, citing no source, writes 02-06-22:
“Critical Race Theory, an academic framework that focuses on racism embedded in the nation’s laws and institutions … isn’t taught in any of Wisconsin’s K-12 schools.”
Um, yeah it is. Wisconsin’s own Department of Public Instruction is finding willing takers from Madison to Minoqua for its free critical race theory seminars. Its 2021-2022 Educational Equity Series live webinars are a progressive dog whistle of CRT talking points. DPI itself promises, “This series is tailored to increase capacity for racial equity leadership among our Wisconsin educators.”
“Equity”? Woof! Woof! A WHOOO – OOOO!
The [critical race] theory says that racism is part of everyday life, so people — white or nonwhite — who don’t intend to be racist can nevertheless make choices that fuel racism.
Some critics claim that the theory advocates discriminating against white people in order to achieve equity. … The writer Ibram X. Kendi, whose recent popular book How to Be An Antiracist suggests that discrimination that creates equity can be considered anti-racist, is often cited in this context. — Education Week.
CRT in so many words
This past Thursday 03-24-22, the University of Wisconsin’s own Erica O. Turner held forth on “How school districts manage race and inequality.” We quote the DPI syllabus: Professor Turner “uses a socio-cultural, critical race approach to understanding educational policymaking and practice.”
Guess there IS a black way to teach and a white way to learn, and vice versa. Coming in April, Prof. Eddie Moore Jr. expounds on his “Guide for white women (educators) teaching black boys.” The good professor co-founded the journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, wherein he [discusses] “Issues of supremacy, privilege, race and oppression.”
If you aren’t getting the overtly political nature of these proceedings, tune in next May to Maxine McKinney de Royston, who teaches curriculum and instruction at UW-Madison. Her lecture: “The need for educators’ political clarity.”
“Schools in the United States have often been places where systemic, racialized inequities are maintained and reproduced while presumedly being disrupted.”
The degradation of public education has proceeded apace at least since Tony Evers’ mismanagement at the Department of Public Instruction, which began in 2009 — 2001, if you count his time as chief deputy. We draw your attention to this valuable school district scorecard from the WI Institute for Law & Liberty. Peg in your school district and be apprised.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Notice something? They’re not teaching the history of slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, Reconstruction, Brown v Board of Education, “I have a dream,” or the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They’re teaching that America is systemically racist, whites are privileged and implicitly biased, and that black people are oppresssed victims.
Expected to be incuriously omitted from Lefty Indoctrication would be any mention of Henry Ellison, et al, or other Inconvenient Truths.
Per the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (1525-1866):
*12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World.
*Only 10.7 million survived the Middle Passage, ending up in North America, the Caribbean, and South America.
*Only about 388,000 (< 3.7%) went to what is now the United States.
*The rest went directly to the Caribbean and South America, with 4.86 million just to Brazil.
America's participation in the Peculiar Institution was by no means unique or expansive, but you really have to dig to find that out.
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The Princeton database goes from 1514-1866. Not 1525 as you so incorrectly reported.
And every slave taken on or near the Slave Coast was captured and sold by fellow Africans. Why? Because the Bight of Benin was known as “The White Man’s Graveyard,”
“Harvard’s Department of African and African American Studies professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. — who also happens to be black — wrote: ‘Between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database…’ ” (bolds/italics mine)
Dr. Gates Jr. or a breathtakingly illiterate moron…sigh…who to believe?
Read the Princeton study. They disagree; or are you trying to “cancel” their report because of your narrow mind.
Jaysus, Richard, May-I-Calls-Ya-Johnson. Ya have some projection goin’ on here, bigtime. Thanks fer the entertainment.
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One of the DPI lectures references a title “When the World Stays on Fire.” Could it be that the race baiters do not wish to take a pail of water and douse the fire?
Also, what does this mean: Our DPI narrative “reveals not only our assumptions about what and how children should learn, but also who is capable and deserves to learn deeply and with dignity.”
Learning deeply and with dignity? So it’s not a simple as 2 + 2 = 4?
Kaleem Caire is going to clean their clocks.
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An inconvenient truth is that America was and still is not the only nation that participated in slavery. As it is so aptly stated before by others in this blog, the issue of slavery was settled in this country in the battle of Gettysburg in which tens of thousands of white men on each side of the issue of
slavery died to end the question of should any person be considered a slave because of the color of their skin.
The great sin of this country is not the sin of slavery. It is the sin of abortion! Even the Guttmacher institute reports, and they are hardly a right wing, christian organization, report that 28% of abortions are performed on black women.
This is interesting as the percentage of black people is only 13% of all people in America.
Can you say EUGENICS!
If we killed off 28% of a population that comprised of only 13% of the overall population of this country what would you call it?
And yes, I know that white people have 39% of all abortions in America while comprising of 57.8% of all people in America.
Black Lives Matter can whine and cry all they want about the mistreatment of those who are black that are incarcerated or who are mistreated by the police when they are arrested but you never hear them cry about the number of black babies who are aborted. Why, oh why is that?
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Those abortions were performed by their request, Remember that. Instead of debating the definition of “woman” let’s debate the definition of “christian”.
“By their request”… Mores the pity… One more ironic statistic showing that black lives do not matter -especially to blacks.
Second time in a week that card has been played.
Bill you and I disagree on abortion but I think you are generally thoughtful in your comments. I don’t see that with the cry of eugenics. It comes off as a scare tactic to me.
On the larger point of black lives not mattering to Black Lives Matter when the police (or white people) are not involved, spot on.
Let’s get down to the root of the problems of modern day life here in America and elsewhere.
We can start off with this presentation by Dr. Jordan Peterson titled: “My final warning. This needs to stop.”
Dr. Peterson has been a clinical psychologist since 1991. His words are a reflection of what is going on in our society today. People like him and many others are being banned on Twitter and Facebook for expressing ideas that are based in fact.
We are being brainwashed. Our children are being brain washed. I know see that Orwell was correct. He was just off by 40 years. I predict that by 2024 the nation that we call America with all the freedoms we grew up with will be over.
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C’mon Bill, let not a defeatist attitude sully the effort to rage against the dying of the light; Lefty’s on the run so hard their petite coats are flying up over their empty heads; to wit:
Lousiana Supreme Court Rules BLM OrganizerCAN_BE_SUED By People Injured During Riot
It gets better.
b>BLM’s Millions Unaccounted For After Leaders Quietly Jump Ship…think the color-blind IRS may want a word…?
And better yet.
A mere 32 weeks from tomorrow, Lefty will suffer a midterm tsunami that’ll make Sherman’s March To The Sea seem like a walk in the park!
You talk garbage, immigrant.