I agree completely that CRT is not and likely will never be taught in K-12 Alabama. My point was that at least some of that audience sees schools closing as a GOOD thing.
Sure, but closing schools could affect the football programs, and that’s what’s really important.
You’re not alone. We’ve been talking about it over here -
The term is being misused, but it does have an actual meaning.
This reminds me about the time back in the 80s and 90s when conservative, religious and other folk were saying that AIDS was sent by god to punish homosexuals. Now I’m kinda thinking that Covid was sent to punish the conservative, religious and other like-kind of folks. But this time, for real.
Actually, I imagine she’s pretty safe.
One thing that everybody needs to understand: Donald Trump does not give a rat’s ___ about anybody else.
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.”
The worst kind of Covid has got to be the Trump flavor…
Whenever anyone starts frothing at the mouth at me about critical race theory, I say “I don’t know anything about it. What is it?” And that shuts them up.
Melania’s gonna be okay though
It’s essentially a set of legal theories about institutional racism. It’s most certainly not taught at the K-12 level and would only really come into play in a college level course that’s speaking about different theories of what racism is and how it operates. It’s mostly only taught in law school, though.
It came out of the work academic lawyers like Derrick Bell and Kimberle Williams Crenshaw:
That is precisely how it’s being used by many. But what they really mean is any sort of education around US history that is not purely celebratory and is in any way critical of things like the actual racism that existed and still exists in today’s society. IN other words, they want a fictional, white washed version of history taught in schools rather than what actually happened.
See also, when right wing politicians call anyone even remotely to the left of them “marxists” or “socialists”. It’s a scare word that they are using entirely out of context.
Hell was the name of his dog.
When they show these crowds going to Trump rallies on TV, they very deliberately blur-out the t-shirts being worn…there are a lot of Q/KKK sentiments printed there.
Right wingers use a lot of words out of context because they don’t know what most of them mean. The rest they deliberately twist.
It’s not out of ignorance. Some people DO know what they mean and they twist them deliberately.
Maybe they named it “Cullman” for a reason?
It is to their advantage if people don’t have the language to express their political opposition to them.
Sadly it is working, see how many people think that libertarian socialism is an oxymoron or try to understand it from the American libertarian capitalist perspective, because they don’t understand that libertarianism was originally socialist. Or look at how many think that anarchism is violence. Sorry Leo Tolstoy, forget War and Peace, you are just a bomb throwing hooligan now. Now Republicans are trying to destroy the definition of liberalism, because that’s all that is left to oppose them. Now you are either a Republican or a Marxist, and being a member of one of the ideologies that were historically purged by Marxists doesn’t mean that you aren’t a Marxist too.
What is scary is that right wing Democrats are willingly joining in the destruction of meaning. The Republicans are far-right wing authoritarians (fascists, in other words) not anarchists, who are by definition the opposite of authoritarian.
I did mention that…but there is an astounding amount of ignorance there too.