Thursday, June 3, 2021

On Critical Race Theory, WI has deep pool of white GOP experts

What luck!

A gaggle of white Wisconsin Republican legislators interested in blowing up Critical Race Theory Instruction -

Wisconsin GOP Introduces Bills Barring Critical Race Theory

- can supplement their first-hand ignorance with team teaching assistance by proven experts Ron Johnson, Tom Tiffany and Glenn Grothman

Robin Vos can sub in for any of them.

Paul Ryan can bring his unique, 'smartest guy in the room' wisdom to the conversation.

And State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack can add to the debate - should the notably-do-nothing/always-adjourning GOP-led Legislature actually conduct a debate - her special anthropological expertise on minority living in Wisconsin which she'd already shared from the bench when she was Chief Justice.

On, Wisconsin!


MAL said...

I oppose any effort to mandate what is taught or not taught in public schools.

And of course, the White Party (Republicans) is racist in its aspirations and its direct appeals to Wisconsin whites.

However, Critical Race Theory is contrived nonsense. I like Greenwald and Tabbi's formulations on the topic:

Writes Greenwald: "The diversity and inclusion consultancy industry is creepy, authoritarian, cultish and toxic, with a painfully cramped and stilted understanding of how people interact with each other and the rules they must obey. There's a reason - several reasons - the corporate world loves it."

Taibbi:"[Robin] DiAngelo isn’t the first person to make a buck pushing tricked-up pseudo-intellectual horseshit as corporate wisdom, but she might be the first to do it selling Hitlerian race theory. White Fragility has a simple message: there is no such thing as a universal human experience, and we are defined not by our individual personalities or moral choices, but only by our racial category."

Any tract or program that instructs that we are passive, helpless vessels of ideologies is masquerading as science.

I do not find it surprising that liberals in the corporate press, the universities and Democratic Party uncritically accept critical race theory as revered truth.

In reply, most liberals often state in effect, 'you are just uncomfortable because you have never considered how racism works.'

I also oppose the practices and dogma of the Catholic Church (and religion generally), but not because I have not considered its dogma. To the contrary, nonsense like the Catholic Church and critical race studies are steeped in dogma that I have read and dismissed.

Critical Race Theory is a means of liberals to appear to address racism without doing much, and making a lot of money in the process.

Man MKE said...

Teaching the actual history of racial strife in the U.S. ought to be a universal given. Besides,critical race theory itself is a legal analysis and social movement, not a curriculum, but meme-minded movement conservatives are too dense to understand the distinction. The phrase in their interpretation serves as a subset of their larger "cancel culture" screed, which is a placeholder for white supremacism.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Yep, all GOPs want to do is to whitewash history and avoid dealing with things that hurt their fee-fees.

Funny how the “f*** your feelings” crowd acts that way, isn’t it? Dems need to ask what’s wrong with teaching REAL history that explains how we got to the subpar place we are at today

MAL said...

Nothing wrong and everything right about teaching American history from Jamestown to present.
Where the Woke dopes go wrong is to infantilize students and impose the nonsense that all interactions are power struggles among the races, that, by the way, do not exist. There are no races.
But by teaching that whites are hapless to become racists -- which is crap -- schools instruct nonsense, nonsense that Republicans know annoys whites who are either sympathetic to the Civil Rights movement or may have worked in the Civil Rights movement.
Even on racism, Dems and the Woke pukes are so indescribably stupid, they run the risk of ceding political ground on racism to an openly racist Party.
In any event, I am done with Dems. The Democratic Party's defense of wrongful convictions, defense of municipal police are enough to oppose this bunch or corporatist sheep.