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Critical Race Theory y la Invisibilidad   Vent Your Spleen!

Started 1/3/22 by I Want Flowers (LiberalDem); 782 views.
In reply toRe: msg 1

If you haven't seen the book in question, and don't understand why some folks are so angry about it, and why they want to render it invisible and erase it from memory, here it is, courtesy of the Chicago Children's Museum:

Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges read by our CCM friend Birtukan Feingold

Chicago Children's Museum

CCM friend Birtukan Feingold reads the words written by Ruby Bridges from the book, Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story and published by Cartwheel Books.

katiek2

From: katiek2

1/6/22

I Want Flowers (LiberalDem) said:

It's purpose is la invisibilidad, that is, to render other cultures and their religions and their histories invisible.  To erase their cultures, their religions, and their histories from memory. As the article says, these anti-CRT laws are memory laws.

Of course that is the liberal definition of anti-CRT, which does not touch upon the reasons many parents react so strongly to CRT being pushed in schools, especially in early childhood education.  To teach black elementary students that they cannot succeed because they are black and the white man will keep them down is wrong.  To teach white elementary students that they are evil because they are white is wrong.  To introduce transgenderism and sexual practice into early childhood education is wrong. This is what parents saw for the first time while home-schooling last summer, and it shocked them to the core.  There are enough enraged parents, right and left, that anti-CRT has become a national issue for the November elections.  It has nothing to do with erasing black or any other history; it has everything to do with teaching the appropriate material at the appropriate time and by the appropriate people.

I suggest that you watch the video in post #2, to see exactly what this controversey is actually all about.

NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

1/6/22

Why don't you explain it.

I have been a Democrat for most of my life and I have met in person leaders like George McGovern and Morris Udall.

I was shocked by several city council democrats once who were friends wanting to do something for a black candidate not because of the views of the candidate but just because the candidate was black. They really didn't believe blacks were equal. They thought blacks were inferior and needed extra help. That is the problem with the left. They can be just as prejudiced as the right.

NISSY (NISSY2) said:

Why don't you explain it.

>> CCM friend Birtukan Feingold reads the words written by Ruby Bridges from the book, Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story and published by Cartwheel Books. <<

I can't improve on the reading. I thought that Birtukan Feingold did a fine job reading it. If the Chicago Children's Museum thought that I could do a better job, they would have hired me to do the reading.

NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

1/6/22

The reason I don't care for audio is that you can't take segments and copy and paste for further discussion.

The problem in my experience with critical race theory is it seems to assume that blacks are less able than whites and then blames the reduced ability on whites.

In my 76 years of breathing, I have found that blacks who want to improve themselves have been able to since the courts backed freedom of all after the civil rights movement.

To me, critical race theory looks like an excuse for some minorities for failing because they chose to have fun instead of studying.

I once lived across the street from Mission High in Fremont. The students there got top grades in the state of California. They were 92% Asians and their parents inspired them to study. The whites tended to party more. There were only a few blacks but they did well too but their parents were wealthy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_San_Jose_High_School

NISSY (NISSY2) said:

The reason I don't care for audio is that you can't take segments and copy and paste for further discussion.

It's actually a video, provided by the Chicago Children's Museum, so that we can all see exactly what this controversey is all about.

Did you watch it?

NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

1/6/22

I didn't watch it. But I would be interested in the audio, not the video.
NISSY (NISSY2) said:

I didn't watch it. 

There's nothing wrong with ordinary ignorance. Ordinary ignorance can be cured by knowledge.

But willful ignorance and aggressive ignorance, which relies on antiintelectualknownothingism for its piwer, is a much tougher nut to crack.

NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

1/6/22

I watched the video and because of her questions at the end, I felt she was pushing guilt on whites which will surely increase hate and created even more division in US society.

I grew up in Spalding county Georgia so I saw the inracial justice in the 1950s but the people behind it are long gone and it does no good to dwell on it today, especially since most of the wrongs have been corrected.

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