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Critical Race Theory - the quintessential example of right-wing tactics, perfected


This is no accident or misunderstanding that can be remedied with more words or more logic or a facile commitment to “speech.” We should call it what it is: a cultivated plan of ideological capture and control. The attacks on CRT are not about misapplications of its framework or bad thinking at the margins. (There is little evidence that “CRT” is enjoying the kind of widespread adoption in education or training programs that various critics now claim.) The stakes are much larger. Critical race theory in practice—the dynamic study of systems, institutions, state power, and race—is what Republican-led state legislatures are attempting to denigrate, if not ban outright. Christopher Rufo, the conservative activist and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who is often credited as a prime instigator of this latest war on words, made this point clearly in a pair of tweets from March 2021: “We have successfully frozen their brand—‘critical race theory’—into the public conversation and are steadily driving up negative perceptions. We will eventually turn it toxic, as we put all of the various cultural insanities under that brand category. . . . The goal is to have the public read something crazy in the newspaper and immediately think ‘critical race theory.’ We have decodified the term and will recodify it to annex the entire range of cultural constructions that are unpopular with Americans.” Let’s believe him, and in doing that believe that the relative obscurity of the term critical race theory was the point—if no one has ever heard of it, you can say that it is anything and make its obscurity seem purposeful, sneaky. “Theory” (another bugbear of the Right) put to good use becomes underhanded indoctrination, a stealth attack on an unsuspecting public. Panic and outrage provide good cover for ideological warfare of your own.

Why doesn't Jaime Harrison have a kit for parents and pols to respond to CRT

a website, background info on issue, talking points!!!!, strong short counter-arguments, printables (rally signs, bumper stickers, etc.), action plan for local parents

and perhaps even an idea of how to go on offense instead of always being on defense,

basic coordination and fundamental messaging, to respond to this vicious, damaging and false attack. Is that too much to ask? is it?

48 year old Oregon cop dies from COVID


Law enforcement personnel from dozens of area agencies, hundreds of onlookers and family members gathered along the streets of Newberg Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 2, to pay last respects to an officer struck down not by a felon's bullet, but by a virus.

Sgt. Brian Gaunt, a veteran of the Beaverton Police Department and a Newberg resident, succumbed to complications related to COVID-19 on Sunday. He was 48.


and yet police unions keep fighting the vaccination program. Actually I'm fine with it at this point. You can't fix stupid.

GOP donor's wife accused Lewandowski of being a dangerous sexual predator, and the media

said "Meh." Just because he's trump's #1 advisor and a dangerous sex predator, why should we care?

Notice how the media dropped the Kristi Noem/Lewandowski affair story like a hot potato

and they pounded Cuomo for weeks....

using a public platform to tell people, esp children, not to get vaccinated in Dr. Mengele territory

it is maliciously evil

there I said it

if you are not already, you must get actively involved with your local county Democrats

it's a much better plan than randomly throwing $50 to desperate candidates 2 weeks before an election

if we all gave it our all locally starting now, we could save a lot of races

Best response to "CRT makes white kids feel bad about themselves!"

"My six year old somberly came to me and asked if she was born evil because she was born with original sin, something she learned at Sunday school."

We are better at governing. They are better at politics. Meaning we don't get to govern.

Sometimes the only thing that stops a lie is a bigger lie

I want to see Dems pursing this strategy against Rs and their CRT lying.
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