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(USC)   Teaching CRT is controversial, but almost all Americans have no clue what the hell it says   (dornsife.usc.edu) divider line
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2022-10-20 9:13:27 PM  
Doesn't stop the farking idiots from showing up at school board meetings and shrieking like psychopaths for hours on end.
 
2022-10-20 10:16:02 PM  
When has that ever stopped Republicans from violently opposing something they have no idea about?
 
2022-10-20 10:25:02 PM  
CRT is only taught in courses in post graduate law schools, and not even all of them.  Trumpers being dumber than dogshiat do not know this.
 
2022-10-20 10:25:56 PM  
It's about non white people, they know that.
 
2022-10-20 10:27:11 PM  
Accountable. It says we're accountable.
 
2022-10-20 10:27:55 PM  
you know what else is controversial, letting child molesters like Chris Rufo near your children, but republicans are cool with it.
 
2022-10-20 10:27:55 PM  
CRT only exists in the mind of conservatives
 
2022-10-20 10:28:51 PM  
Teaching anything is what they really hate.

They always make up names for their imaginary enemies.

/posted from Antifa Command Bunker 72-A, Rocky Mountain division
 
2022-10-20 10:30:03 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Teaching anything is what they really hate.

They always make up names for their imaginary enemies.

/posted from Antifa Command Bunker 72-A, Rocky Mountain division


Working a double tonight, eh Murph?
 
2022-10-20 10:30:09 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Teaching anything is what they really hate.

They always make up names for their imaginary enemies.

/posted from Antifa Command Bunker 72-A, Rocky Mountain division


did you not get the memo from corporate about not signing off internet posts with your god damn email signature?!?!
 
2022-10-20 10:31:51 PM  

Jake Havechek: CRT is only taught in courses in post graduate law schools, and not even all of them.  Trumpers being dumber than dogshiat do not know this.


Canadian undergrads in Social Science get it in first year, and ahve been getting American CRT readings like that for over a decade. You can't be in Social Sciences here without knowing who bell hooks and Derek Bell (what's with the Bells?) after your first semester. I find it hard to believe that US frosh aren't reading CRT too.
 
2022-10-20 10:32:45 PM  

Braggi: CRT only exists in the mind of conservatives


Yep. Replaced by LCDs years ago.
 
2022-10-20 10:33:28 PM  
TL;DR version: Americans are stupid as fark but that doesn't stop them from having really strong opinions about things.
 
2022-10-20 10:33:52 PM  
I mean, "Woke" has no meaning, but they use it all the time. They don't need meaning, just tribalistic anger and outrage.
 
2022-10-20 10:34:20 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: MurphyMurphy: Teaching anything is what they really hate.

They always make up names for their imaginary enemies.

/posted from Antifa Command Bunker 72-A, Rocky Mountain division

Working a double tonight, eh Murph?


You know our motto:

"We don't rest until all straight whites are forced to gay marry a brony"
 
2022-10-20 10:34:25 PM  
They want their kids to be comfortable with the racism they're teaching them.  Teaching anything about slavery (which isn't CRT) might conflict with their home schooling curriculum of hate and bigotry.  And since conservative parents always know more about teaching their kids than professional educators ("don't you tell me how to raise my kid!") the hate agenda wins.
 
2022-10-20 10:34:45 PM  
Republicans have always had a problem with connotation vs denotation. The rank and file, in general, have no idea what words mean, they only know how words make them feel.

Communism = bad
Fascism = bad
Critical race theory = bad

So when someone on Fox or OAN says "the commie fascists are trying to teach your children CRT!" all they hear is "BAD BAD your kids BAD"

So pretty much this
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2022-10-20 10:35:20 PM  
Only matters what they think it means.
 
2022-10-20 10:35:29 PM  
SEL (social emotional learning) is the new RW boogeyman.

So the local school district has rebranded it as "employability skills".

We are doomed as a culture.
 
2022-10-20 10:35:40 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Jake Havechek: CRT is only taught in courses in post graduate law schools, and not even all of them.  Trumpers being dumber than dogshiat do not know this.

Canadian undergrads in Social Science get it in first year, and ahve been getting American CRT readings like that for over a decade. You can't be in Social Sciences here without knowing who bell hooks and Derek Bell (what's with the Bells?) after your first semester. I find it hard to believe that US frosh aren't reading CRT too.


Ya know that basic premise describe up thread?  That "systematic" one?

There's your answer.  Earliest you'd really get that in a US school would be upper level undergrad classes in a handful of schools.
 
2022-10-20 10:36:07 PM  
Democracy. Understanding not needed.
 
2022-10-20 10:36:11 PM  
My white Texan friend tells me there's no such thing as systemic racism, so there's that.
 
2022-10-20 10:36:39 PM  
They just know it is bad.

even the boogie man wants to dance, but everyone thinks he is gonna come and get them
 
2022-10-20 10:38:04 PM  
Textbook case of manufacturing an issue to manufacture outrage. It is literally impossible to defend against because the people angry about it have zero knowledge on the subject, but have very strong opinions about what they think it be.

The only thing good I can say about the right wing is they are propaganda experts. What they have done with CRT and transgender issues has just resonated with 45-50 percent of Americans. Add in the blond luck of inflation and supply chain issues and presto.

Nonetheless, I have become convinced it is not about winning over minds (although we still need to work towards that), rather it is just motivating like minded individuals to go the polls. Georgia being competitive is a perfect example of this.
 
2022-10-20 10:38:49 PM  
The first time I ever heard of Critical Race Theory was when the law school I was graduating from announced they were hiring a professor whose field was Critical Race Theory for the next school year.

They don't even teach Critical Race Theory to first year law students.
 
2022-10-20 10:38:56 PM  
96% of Americans don't even know what the hell CRT is, and banning CRT is a large political issue with 20%+ * ?

Sounds about right. Dunning-Kruger were too optimistic.

*made up stat
 
2022-10-20 10:39:36 PM  

NewportBarGuy: When has that ever stopped Republicans from violently opposing something they have no idea about?


If ignorance is bliss, why are they so crazy agitated all the time?
 
2022-10-20 10:40:54 PM  

Phaedrus the Vague: 96% of Americans don't even know what the hell CRT is, and banning CRT is a large political issue with 20%+ * ?

Sounds about right. Dunning-Kruger were too optimistic.

*made up stat


96% is FTA, 20% is made up estimate
 
2022-10-20 10:41:42 PM  
1. You can't just be up there and just doin' a CRT like that.
1a.CRT is when you
1b. Ok, well, listen, CRT is when you CRT
1c. Let me start over.
 
2022-10-20 10:41:47 PM  

MarciusDecimus: The only thing good I can say about the right wing is they are propaganda experts.


NO.  You can't give them full credit for propaganda skills.  They created their gullible angry audience by farking up education for 50 years beating war drums every chance they got.
 
2022-10-20 10:42:46 PM  

0MGWTFBBQ: SEL (social emotional learning) is the new RW boogeyman.

So the local school district has rebranded it as "employability skills".

We are doomed as a culture.


SEL, which literally teaches children not to be an asshole.

I see why conservatives are against this.
 
2022-10-20 10:43:49 PM  
This is what propaganda looks like:

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2022-10-20 10:47:26 PM  
I think CRT is when you compress someone's heart while shouting, "Live damn you but live in a way that won't compromise my multigenerational white privilege!"
 
2022-10-20 10:51:44 PM  
Conservative billionaires want to send your kids to prison or the military.
 
2022-10-20 10:51:51 PM  
CRTs are well beyond theory but they're obsolete so I agree they shouldn't be taught in schools.

Wyatt Guy

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2022-10-20 10:51:59 PM  
I don't get why this is so controversial.

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2022-10-20 10:52:36 PM  

emersonbiggins: This is what propaganda looks like:

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How Many Slaves Landed in the U.S.?
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/how-many-slaves-landed-in-the-us/

"And how many of these 10.7 million Africans were shipped directly to North America? Only about 388,000. That's right: a tiny percentage."
 
2022-10-20 10:52:51 PM  
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"I have HAD it with these gigantic monitors in our schools!"
 
2022-10-20 10:54:00 PM  

Aquapope: MarciusDecimus: The only thing good I can say about the right wing is they are propaganda experts.

NO.  You can't give them full credit for propaganda skills.  They created their gullible angry audience by farking up education for 50 years beating war drums every chance they got.


They have such control over the media, they've been able to program the opposition such that they elf-select out as liberal.
 
2022-10-20 10:54:31 PM  

gblive: emersonbiggins: This is what propaganda looks like:

[Fark user image 640x429]

How Many Slaves Landed in the U.S.?
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/how-many-slaves-landed-in-the-us/

"And how many of these 10.7 million Africans were shipped directly to North America? Only about 388,000. That's right: a tiny percentage."


Anything above 0 is not good so I fail to see whatever dumb point you're trying to make.
 
2022-10-20 10:57:24 PM  

Mrtraveler01: gblive: emersonbiggins: This is what propaganda looks like:

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How Many Slaves Landed in the U.S.?
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/how-many-slaves-landed-in-the-us/

"And how many of these 10.7 million Africans were shipped directly to North America? Only about 388,000. That's right: a tiny percentage."

Anything above 0 is not good so I fail to see whatever dumb point you're trying to make.


I'm hoping that was another helpful example of propaganda.
 
2022-10-20 11:00:30 PM  

Samsquantch: TL;DR version: Americans are stupid as fark but that doesn't stop them from having really strong opinions about things.


This.

They let biased sources supply all of their "information" about things instead of getting information from neutral, unbiased sources.

To this day, people still question whether Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen because they don't think he was born in the U.S. What they don't understand is that it doesn't matter where he was born because his mother was a U.S. citizen. He could have been born on the moon and he'd still be a U.S. citizen.
 
2022-10-20 11:01:22 PM  
So... in the realm of ideas people have strong feelings about but (generally) no clue

CRT
Economics
Evolution
Public Health
Quantum Mechanics
 
2022-10-20 11:05:20 PM  

Moose out front: Samsquantch: TL;DR version: Americans are stupid as fark but that doesn't stop them from having really strong opinions about things.

This.

They let biased sources supply all of their "information" about things instead of getting information from neutral, unbiased sources.


It's come from this idiotic belief that every opinion should be treated equally regardless of how uneducated it is.

That's why we have debates where one person is a doctor discussing the benefits of vaccines and the other side is some dumbass who read a blog that says vaccines kill people.

We really need to stop treating stupid people with kid gloves.
 
2022-10-20 11:09:19 PM  

Moose out front: Samsquantch: TL;DR version: Americans are stupid as fark but that doesn't stop them from having really strong opinions about things.

This.

They let biased sources supply all of their "information" about things instead of getting information from neutral, unbiased sources.

To this day, people still question whether Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen because they don't think he was born in the U.S. What they don't understand is that it doesn't matter where he was born because his mother was a U.S. citizen. He could have been born on the moon and he'd still be a U.S. citizen.


So why did Obama spend trillions of dollars in taxpayer money to prevent the release of his Lunar-Form Birth Certificate?!
 
2022-10-20 11:13:18 PM  
CRT is about racism on auto-pilot and today's racists are too stupid to just shut up about their best weapon.  Happy Streisand Effect!
 
2022-10-20 11:17:44 PM  
"If you ever do understand CRT, please let me know," said therapy client Cornelius Raymond Tutwiler.
 
2022-10-20 11:18:38 PM  
It's the American way to not know sh+•*r and still be against it
 
2022-10-20 11:19:50 PM  
Its just generational trauma.

And generational trauma explains a terrifying amount of why the USA is in the state it is in. But let's not address it. Feelings are for pussies and queers. Roal coal and suppress that homoerotic dream you had the other week! Hell YEAH! AMERICA!!
 
2022-10-20 11:24:53 PM  
It's that thing where you lay them on their back, do chest compressions and breath in their mouth.

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