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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:42 PM

Why they attack critical race theory

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-why-they-attack-critical-race-theory-20210618-dwzhndvw6ve5vgrzr5m63ezxue-story.html
The Texas law, however, is even more pernicious, because it suggests that even teaching about the concept that one race is superior or inferior, or that one race should be adversely treated on account of their race — in other words, teaching about the history of racism and of racial discrimination — is barred. That means kids in Texas might not learn that Texans enslaved people of African descent and fought two wars to protect slavery. They might not learn that Texas courthouses in the 1950s had signs reading, “Colored Men and Hombres Aqui,” to enforce segregation. They might not learn about the exclusion of Mexican-Americans from Texas juries, or the lynching of Black men and their white allies.

Teaching the history of race, racism and law is not about blaming white individuals today for the actions of white individuals in the past. It is we as a nation that must be held collectively accountable for the role of the legal system in creating and upholding racial hierarchies — and we as citizens and lawyers who can help dismantle them. We are giving students the knowledge and tools to do that.

And that, I believe, is the real reason for all of these laws. This round in the culture and memory wars is part of a much longer campaign to shut down movements for racial justice, especially when they attract white allies. It’s no coincidence that this rash of laws in 2021 followed the unprecedented multiracial Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, and growing pressure on politicians as well as businesses to address the history of systemic racism.

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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 02:21 PM

1. Good quote to post OP and I posted a link to this quote in an article on the DU home page.


This one, it is post that indicates how we are influenced unknowingly by the institutions used to guide our culture.

https://democraticunderground.com/100215539488

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