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mejacinta · 5 hours ago
Hollywood and Their Fake Woke Message Keep Failing!
I love this analysis. Inclusion that’s achieved at the expense of source material or respecting foundations will most certainly flop. There’s a way to do things better, but Hollywood just isn’t interested.
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queen-cara-dune · a day ago
Not Black Enough!?
If you don't practice the negative stereotypical behaviour of black people promoted by the media and the left, then your not black enough.
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mejacinta · a day ago
Interesting thread 🤔
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The last comment, though. 🤭🤭🤭 People KNOW (who owns most shares in Hollywood).
People are tired.
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queen-cara-dune · 2 days ago
KFC Puts Black Kid In Bucket & Calls Him Extra Crispy On Mothers Day!
The more the left panders, the more they expose themselves as the racists engaging in projection😂
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By way of illustration of the point James is making, the above is a real, published, cited paper, titled “Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research.”
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While one might have reasonably thought otherwise, it’s actually not a parody or hoax paper. You can verify this yourself. Download it in PDF from here. You’ll find the “sexual and intimate” encounter with glacier water on page 17.
The artwork described that the paper’s authors argue should be considered glacier knowledge comparable with ”Western science” can be found on the artist’s website.
The paper did, however, inspire the Grievance Studies paper titled “Stars, Planets, and Gender: A Framework for a Feminist Astronomy” which makes pretty much the same argument about including feminist and queer astrology into the astronomical sciences.
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Although it was not published prior to the reveal of the Grievance Studies probe, the authors claim the journal had been still pressing them for their revisions.
Science uses rigorous, highly structured methodologies for a reason. The arts do not, also for a reason. Because they serve different purposes to society.
The frustration about not getting random touchy-feely projects acknowledged by the scientific community as scientific knowledge indicates a severe lack of understanding of what the scientific process is intended to achieve.
The call to change STEM into STEAM or STREAM is a call to corrupt, dilute and make incoherent the most successful process we’ve ever used to understand our natural world, gain advantage over diseases, disasters and other things that will kill us, and improve quality of life.
Humans have both emotional and logical aspects to how they think. They need both. Society is the same. Art and science can work together (e.g. the design and technology of Apple products), but they still need to be their own thing, and they absolutely need to retain the integrity of how they work.
This is not science.
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Published: April 27, 2021
These days, I (as well as my Bloggingheads sparring partner Glenn Loury) am asked several times a day what we can do to prevent the modern distortion of antiracism from destroying our schools. The desperation from parents, teachers and even students is heartrending – and quite challenging, given that I am a linguistics professor and editorialist rather than an educational administrator.
However, I consider myself responsible for at least trying to offer solutions instead of doing nothing but analyzing from the sidelines (the new organization FAIR has a similar mission.) And as I develop a sense of how we might reverse this anti-intellectual tide of pious, self-congratulatory nonsense from depriving generations of children of true education, I have settled upon a sense that black people will have to play a major role in the pushback, and that this can only happen if we get honest about a certain obstacle to black America’s doing so.
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On what we need to push back against, we must first drop in on, for example, one Tom Taylor. He’s the head of the upper school at Riverdale Country Day school, and has penned an article where he serenely lays out his educational philosophy. You know the drill from the title alone: “Independent School Rhetoric and its Role in the Neoliberal Construction of Whiteness.” Some choice passages from Mr. Taylor’s opus:
In light of the deeply embedded and largely unexamined neoliberal ideologies in the foundation of NAIS [National Association of Independent Schools] (and thus in independent schools as a broadly constructed segment of the education landscape), it would appear that such schools are fundamentally problematic spaces.
Get ready, though: to people like this, problematic means blasphemous, and blasphemy requires desperate, and even hostile changes of procedure.
Neoliberalism and its attendant beliefs about the market, individual control, and meritocracy are existential elements of independent schools and, thus, any attempt at constructing an inclusive space or decolonizing community will face immediate challenges.
That is, the problems people like Taylor have with what they call neoliberalism justify deriding the idea of anyone having control over their fate (who isn’t white), and the things we consider it a positive trait to excel in – i.e. “meritocracy.”
Thus, private schools who find parents unwilling to accept moves toward culturally responsive schooling are free to draw a line in the sand, so to speak, and assert firmly and positively a philosophy of education that is explicitly anti-racist, decolonizing, and culturally affirming.
That is, parents’ objections are not to be heeded because today’s “antiracism” is a higher morality these “Nice White People” are too benighted to understand (although quite a few of them are South Asian and African, but never mind).
In light of the problematic elements of neoliberal ideology evident in the structures of independent schools, it is not merely a freedom they have to construct their environment in this way, but in fact an obligation.
Again, the school is channeling Jesus and will not be questioned. Thou shalt not question Tom Taylor.
Given the buzzwords, the period of composition, and current practice at such schools nationwide, we are reasonable to assume that the program Taylor is espousing will include excusing black students from real standards, teaching students to distrust one another across racial boundaries, narrowing scholastic coverage to “center” issues of oppression and inequity, “decentering,” well, just plain school as “too white,” assigning KenDiAngelonian texts as scripture, and creating an atmosphere where students and teachers are afraid to take issue with any of this because they don’t want to be rhetorically roasted alive and socially excommunicated.
And Taylor’s position is “If parents don’t like what we’re doing they can go fuck themselves. We’re right and they’re wrong.”
This man, despite his sport coats and probably pacific demeanor, is a zealot.
And of course, I am only focusing on him as an example of a type. The rest of us can say all we want about free speech, the exchange of ideas, the Enlightenment, and John Stuart Mill. But this can only serve to unite us in recollecting what progress is. We can be under no impression that any of it can touch people like Taylor. He is under the sincere impression that he is on to a larger truth beyond discussion. His mind will never change – or, the chance of it changing is too slight to merit effort.
More broadly, consider: he is 1) intelligent, 2) educated, and 3) seeking moral absolution for being white. Plus: 4) These days he’s on the defensive and thus he’ll only dig in deeper upon challenge, to avoid having to admit he’s been wrong. But that’s only if he can perceive that he has been, which is unlikely.
Cynical sorts might add that on top of all of this he’s white – he’s a member of the ruling class and tacitly (complicitly, as his own gospel has it?) sees his predilections as bearing a certain gravity. Make of that what you will; whether I believe that part varies from day to day, but it is worth consideration.
But he’s as irretrievable as a Stepford Wife – this is Invasion of the Body Snatchers territory. To attempt reaching this person would be as futile and backwards as the educational philosophy he is mistaking as wisdom. He is the squid who, when threatened, squirts a cloud of black ink and flees. (Strained analogy alert: like the ink used to print copies of White Fragility and How to Be an Anti-Racist! If only Getty Images had a picture of that I’d use it for this piece.)
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And this leads to my second proposition. This KenDiAngelonianism, in its infantilization of black people for purposes of white self-congratulation, is racist, as I have discussed in this space recently. Perhaps the only way to discourage its takeover of our educational institutions will be for black people to start protesting against it on those terms, because abjuring being racist is what The Elect consider a paramount, dealbreaker reason for living. But there is a crucial obstacle to this.
Namely, many black people – and especially more educated ones, overrepresented in education, academia, and the media -- accept being treated the way Tom Taylors prefer to treat us.
Why do so many of us accept this condescension as a compliment, almost enjoying being told we are too dumb to be truly educated, to be specific, or to be subject to genuine competition? Psychology has an answer to this question: a personal trait called the tendency for interpersonal victimhood, or an embrace of victimhood status.
In a word, there are people who exaggerate the degree of their victimhood, and by extension, groups of people who do. For clinical details, this article is useful; I also recommend this overview. There is a whole literature on this syndrome.
The syndrome manifests itself according to these four facets:
1) Constantly seeking recognition of one’s victimhood
2) Frequently ruminating about past discrimination
3) A sense of moral elitism, as a way to maintain a positive self-image
4) Lack of empathy for the pain and suffering of others
It is impossible not to recognize a certain strain of thought in the black American community in those four tenets, let’s face it. The parallel is almost eerie, and too close to be insignificant. The constant seeking of recognition as a victim – i.e. beyond what reality would lead one to expect – is, unfortunately, most writing on race today: the guilty sense you may have that racism exists but a great many thinkers exaggerate about it is stimulated by this facet of the victimhood identity. Too, the sense one may have that black people resist the basic coping strategy of getting beyond the past is due to the ruminating aspect.
3) and 4) may seem somewhat unfair to level at people who have been through so much, but in truth, they also apply to modern black America. The moral elitism is behind the essentialization of whites as a monolithic clump of evil (with whites like Robin DiAngelo encouraging it), while the lack of empathy for others’ suffering comes out in, for example, indignation that Asians battle the discrimination against them in elite university admissions policies, the idea being that it is “racist” for them to resist this bias because it benefits black admits.
What causes a person to embrace the victimhood mindset? What is called anxious attachment, stemming from doubts about one’s social value. The question is why black people would not have doubts about their social value given our history. The Elect cannot claim I am just making that up, as they found their whole approach to black people on the very idea that the society is built upon devaluing us socially.
Importantly, psychologists specify that the victimhood mindset need not come from actual victimhood: trauma may, but may not create the mindset, and the mindset may, but may not come from trauma. Rather, one can be socialized into embracing the victimhood mindset because, on a day to day level, it can function as a source of comfort and even belonging.
Psychologists have noted this tendency in various groups worldwide. Claims that somehow this analysis is mysteriously inapplicable to the descendants of African slaves in America will require careful argumentation, and will be unlikely to stand.
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A part of grappling with race in our current moment will be to get past a sense of recoil we may have at applying this psychological analysis to a critical mass of black American people. The idea is not that such people are insane; however, this victimhood mindset is a mental quirk which, among other things, makes too many black people listen to people like Tom Taylor and smile.
However, our approach here cannot be to simply call out the syndrome and leave it there. Name-calling doesn’t change people. Rather, we must focus on what a person, or a people, gain from letting go of the temptations of this victimhood mindset.
For example, as Scott Barry Kaufman notes, the moral elitism forces us to turn away from the complexity of the real world, as in, the only world in which we can forge actual solutions to actual problems. Overall, Kaufman asks:
“What if we all learned at a young age that our traumas don’t have to define us? That it’s possible to have experienced a trauma and for victimhood to not form the core of our identity? That it’s even possible to grow from trauma, to become a better person, to use the experiences we’ve had in our lives toward working to instill hope and possibility to others who were in a similar situation? What if we all learned that it’s possible to have healthy pride for an in-group without having out-group hate?”
Note that this is perfect common sense, and yet that a Tom Taylor reads such a thing and glumly shakes his head. Kaufman’s humanistic wisdom is exactly what a Tom Taylor is opposed to, because it isn’t about showing that you aren’t a racist.
A Tom Taylor wants black people to embrace a victimhood mindset because it makes him feel anointed.
Black people, black parents, black students, must understand the nature of this victimhood mindset, the fact that we suffer from it disproportionately, and get out from under it, whether Tom Taylor likes it or not. We must get past the idea that for the descendants of African slaves and only us, studied defeatism is a strategy for success and contentment.
Now: how to turn a call for action like that into reality is something I am still thinking about. Actively.
For decades, schools have been under fire from Xtian religionists who have made fighting against secularization of education (”taking god out of school”) and opposing the teaching of evolution their moral imperative.
But where Xtian religious fanatics have (thus far) failed to undermine education by implementing their program of Xtian creationism, Woke religious fanatics have had far more success. Their program and moral imperatives of authoritarianism, puritanism, and their own brand of outright pseudoscience and mythology - such as “Mathematx” and ”The 1619 Project” - have been not just allowed in, but given full-throated and enthusiastic endorsement from ideologically possessed activists posing as teachers, who are more than willing to sacrifice the mental health and future prospects of their students in pursuit of churning out junior activists.
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The presupposition of religious zealots is unfalsifiable.
This is not how truth is determined. This is pure faith, and the exact opposite of science.
This is from the Washington STEM Summit (2019). Which is not a summit of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) practitioners, but STEM teachers. It’s about creating activist pedagogy (ways things are taught) to create activist students as a priority, rather than teaching STEM principles and skills as a priority. It’s corrupt, irresponsible and astonishingly unethical.
And constitutes science denial at a STEM conference.
The Catholic Position
What is the Catholic position concerning belief or unbelief in evolution? The question may never be finally settled, but there are definite parameters to what is acceptable Catholic belief.
"...everyone must “confess the world and all things which are contained in it, both spiritual and material, as regards their whole substance, have been produced by God from nothing”
“...if they did develop, then they did so under the impetus and guidance of God, and their ultimate creation must be ascribed to him.”
"...we are required to hold as a matter of Catholic faith that the human soul is specially created; it did not evolve, and it is not inherited from our parents, as our bodies are.”
"... it in no circumstances permits belief in atheistic evolution.”
The slide shown above outlines acceptable canon based on religious doctrine. If you don’t follow it, you’re a blaspheming heretic.
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phree-izi · 6 days ago
I've noticed....
There is a difference between being "woke" and freedom. I've encountered sexist, racist, nationalist, theistic, etc, "woke" people. Being woke is just another -ism. Just another social idea. Something else to say "I am are not". If the amount of people who boast wokeness were actually "woke"...our societies would be different.
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Not just denying but outright rejecting a shared humanity sure is working out super-well for humanity.
Critical Theory is a universal solvent. By design.
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An upside down world where 2+2=4, biological dimorphism, and verifiable statistics are heresy and blasphemous, while the subjectivity of “lived experience,” “my truth” and conspiracy theories are sacred and unassailable.
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By: Obaid Omer
Published: April 23, 2021
I was raised in a religious Muslim home and practiced the faith for a long time. Eventually, I realized I was not a religious man, after spending a long time educating myself, immersed in our texts. Certain things bothered me after I investigated them deeply. I felt the hijab was misogynistic, and I opposed the strain of violence that had emerged from our holy books. Then there were the blasphemy laws outlined in the Quran, which seemed like the opposite of the liberal values I believe in. As a secular man, I went about my life, working as a contractor for the Canadian military for over a decade in Kosovo, Sudan, Bosnia, Haiti, and then Afghanistan. I encountered other Muslims, and others like me, who were not longer Muslim. But when I came back to Canada in 2014, I returned to a different country than the one I had left.
I had left a country that was proud of being the opposite of what bothered me about Islam, that was proud of a tradition of free inquiry and free speech, open debate and civil discourse. The Canada I returned to resembled the religion of my youth more than it did its opposite.
I left a culture that was steeped in a sentiment that could be summed up as, "I may disagree with what you say, but I respect your right to say it." I returned to a culture summarized by, "I disagree with what you say, so shut up."
Now, Ex-Muslims like me who criticized the religion of our youth were called horrible slurs: "house Muslims," "native informants," "Uncle Toms," or bounty bars, implying we were brown on the outside but white inside. Strangers called me a white supremacist for saying the hijab is misogynistic. In October of 2014, Sam Harris had his infamous exchange with Ben Affleck. Harris laid out a compelling case about Islam and spoke of its concentric circles of fundamentalism. Affleck called his argument "gross and racist."
The dam broke. Once they started calling it racist to criticize Islam, it was easy to shut the conversation down completely. The accusation meant the accused was morally beyond the pale, and thus completely dismissible. Words like micro-aggressions, trigger warnings, and safe spaces became mainstream. An emphasis on pervasive racism grew exponentially. To even question the extent to which racism was everywhere resulted in accusations of being a racist. Like with religious blasphemy codes, you can only talk about certain topics in specific ways.
I couldn't help but notice there was an almost fundamentalist, faith-like aspect to these claims. It was as if in the years since I'd been gone, our society had decided to adopt the blasphemy codes of my youth. When I heard people asked to check their privilege or introspect the ways they have been racist, it sounded like the inner jihad that Muslims are supposed to perform to make sure they are on the correct path.
How did this happen? How did the religious tenets I had abandoned come to take over the liberal culture I had abandoned them for?
To answer this question, I did what I had once done with the texts of Islam: I educated myself. I started reading about critical race theory and Intersectionality. I spent eighteen months reading critical social justice scholarship, and gender and queer theories. It was here I found the rejection of the Enlightenment values that made these theories closer to religion than to its opposite.
But there are many other similarities. In Islam, giving offense to the pious is considered a grave sin. Recall the 2015 murders at the French publication Charlie Hebdo; the artists had insulted the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, and thus deserved to die. But there's a less extreme version of causing harm through giving offense that's known as "fitna"—doing something that causes civil strife. A woman can cause fitna by dressing provocatively, as can someone who questions Islam publicly.
You can see this idea that giving offense causes harm everywhere in the new critical social justice culture. Anything that gives offense to marginalized people must be repressed for the good of society. And anyone criticizing people of color too strenuously or offending them must be deplaformed and canceled.
And just as in Islam, there is a jockeying for who is the accurate representation of the faith, Sunnis or Shia, in the social justice camp, believers decide who the true representatives of each oppressed group are. Fall afoul of the right political view and you will be denounced; people throw around terms such as "political blackness" or "multi-racial whiteness." Just as apostates from Islam are said to not have been real Muslims, detransitioners are told they were never really trans and Black people who speak out against the tenets of critical race theory are told they're not really Black.
In Muslim countries, biology textbooks will censor evolution. Now, due to gender theory, biology is similarly coming into conflict with an ideology—and losing. A mixture of post-colonial theory and critical race theory is behind a push to disrupt texts, a call to decolonize the Western Canon and school curricula. Critical social justice ideologies are in direct conflict with Enlightenment values and the rigors of the scientific method, like Islam, and are thus a huge threat to liberalism—like Islam.
I have had the good fortune to meet and speak with many brave people in the fights against fundamental Islam and critical social justice. As I once did when speaking to Muslims, I keep hearing about the silent majority that is opposed to CSJ.
That silent majority needs to become vocal very quickly. We need more people to be brave enough to speak up and push back. The long march through the institutions is sprinting into the final lap, and it cannot be allowed to win. Take it from an ex-Muslim.
Obaid Omer is a podcaster and free speech advocate. He was born in India and lives in Canada.
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queen-cara-dune · 10 days ago
Viral TikTok Shows Mother Coaxing Daughter Into Trans Ideology
Ask your daughter super weird questions like "Are you a boy or a girl?" and then act like it's a revelation when she's all freaking confused. This is horrific parenting at best. Exploitation and abuse at worst. That poor, sweet kid. The lengths these moronic parent will go to score woke points from their peers and socks is sickening. 🤦🏿‍♀️
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culturevulturette · 12 days ago
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The best part is where the Left makes up terms out of whole cloth and then fling them around and get outraged if you don’t buy into their schtick.  
Don’t let them get away with it.  
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By: John McWhorter
Published: April 23, 2021
The organization 1776Unites, founded by my mentor and model Bob Woodson, has tweeted out a video where various black people decry a now fashionable idea that “whiteness” includes being smart. As in, precise, objective, fond of the written word, oriented towards dispassion, on time.
Those things are all manifestations of intelligence, vigilance, discipline. But according to our Elect folk, we black people are best off channeling our Crazy Badass Mothafucka. Because that’s more “authentic.” And, I get the feeling, fun to watch.
Because so many think that the battle that I and others are waging against Critical Race Theory’s transmogrification into education for children is an obsession with something that isn’t a real problem, I want to explore a bit. Someone I deeply respect not long ago surmised to me that the idea that black kids should be exempt from real standards is something being promulgated via mere paper “handouts,” and that the real problem is censorship from the right. I just don’t think so.
First, watch this, the 1776Unites video. Just a few minutes.
And now, as to what we are referring to, it starts actually before last summer. I knew something was really wrong when in 2019 at a conference in New York City for the city’s principals and superintendents, participants were presented with an idea that to teach with sensitivity to race issues meant keeping certain issues in mind.
These included ways of looking at things that are “white” rather than correct: namely, objectivity, individualism, and valuing the written word. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza was fine with this, happily telling the media that it’s white people’s job to do the “work” of identifying the racist assumptions in how they go about their business.
So: to stand outside of matters and analyze them with one’s own private mind, and perhaps couch one’s conclusions with the considered artifice of writing rather than the spontaneity of speaking, is inauthentic for black and Latino people. It is racist to impose such things on black and Latino (and Native American?) kids. Or at best, brown kids should be taught this uptight “white” business only as a gloomy alternative to the realness of just hanging out sharing passing personal impressions via chatting.
And this goes even further back. I recall reading a black academic casually writing that “linear reasoning” is something somehow “other” for black students as far back as the 1990s. I even encountered him, as a grad student, in an elevator then. This was long before anybody not my friend knew who I was; I had written nothing. But I followed his writings, and asked him very genially what he meant. He very genially said he didn’t remember writing what I was referring to. Maybe he didn’t. It was, for the record – get this – my main inspiration Shelby Steele’s twin brother Claude, a psychologist.
But this Carranza business in NYC was not just an eccentric happening at one meeting in one city one year. It is now, well, epidemic.
The Voice and Speech Trainers Association has posted a “White Supremacy Culture Daily Self-Check-in” ushering members through exactly this kind of mantra, including “The belief that progress is bigger and more” and “Fear of open conflict” as “white” things to cleanse yourself of. In other words, one is supposed to distrust wanting to expand or increase, and one is to cherish people yelling at each other, which, I’m sorry, is a cute way of saying that America needs some ghetto authenticity in the way people talk to each other when they disagree.
If you find this stuff peculiar, talk to someone you know who has attended a school of education and you will likely find that they are quite familiar with the perspective. It is totemically put forth, for example, in a book by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun called Dismantling Racism: a Workbook for Social Change Groups. Note this codeword dismantling – the Elect idea that studiously abjuring, in some abstract sense, “whiteness” is a necessary prelude to a new world order.
This view of precision and detachment as white is a view about, more economically, reason. The idea is that to master close reasoning is suspect. It is exactly the roots of the “Math is Racist” notion, and if you want a whiff of how religiously people can glom on to such ideas, take a look at my Twitter feed in the week after I posted about that here.
Yet, seeing this educational philosophy laid out in the sunlight, The Elect cannot dismiss it as fringe “kookiness” -- unless they want to insult the curators of a national museum devoted to celebrating the very black people The Elect live to liberate. At the African-American History Museum in Washington, D.C., for a hot minute or two in 2020 you could see a variation on the Jones-Okun business, an expanded presentation of what we must reject as “white” evil. An educational poster was displayed that slammed not only objectivity, individualism, and writing, but linear thinking, quantitative reasoning, the Protestant work ethic, planning for the future, and being on time.
Yes, this was real – from people who surely bemoan the stereotype of black people as dumb and lazy! Again, only a mental override could explain why the people responsible for this display would allow that emblazonment of precisely the stereotypes lobbed at black people for centuries. Tarring whites as imposers of alien values felt more important than considering that the poster depicted black people as gorillas – and was created by a white woman!
And because this was enshrined at America’s flagship museum of black history, we can’t say that this sort of thing is just “woo-woo” sidebar nonsense. The museum yanked it down when the media got a sniff, but they had made a highly indicative statement in having hung it in the first place. Namely, they subordinated logic – that black people should not embrace being semiliterate, unanalytical and tardy – to the religious score of identifying racism regardless of logic (as in, here, the racism of whites expecting blacks to in any way be “like them”). Let us pray.
The Elect’s last stand will be that this was just a mistake made by a curator or two at that one museum. But the idea that it is unfair to expect quantitative reasoning from black people has taken quite a hold among many black academics.
I have heard a respected black American academic openly assert, to a mostly white audience cowed into allowing it as a valid perspective, that to require black scholars in the social sciences to crunch numbers is racist. The idea seems to be that mathematical reasoning is not “how we black people think” and that telling stories and expressing feelings is of equivalent empirical force to what numbers teach. But no one asks for an explanation as to how, because they know that the response would be their censure on social media as a moral pervert.
She was not the only black scholar I have heard making this kind of argument, and many academics reading this likely have heard it. So, now, have Mr. and Mrs. Reading-Person America. Ibram Kendi is an advocate of the idea that precision, and being able to demonstrate it, is to ask black kids to perform “inauthentically.” That there are ways of “knowing” beyond the kind that require rigorous training to master is behind passages such as his venturing in the Elect Biblical testament How to Be an Antiracist:
“What if we measured intelligence by how knowledgeable individuals are about their own environments? What if we measured intellect by an individual’s desire to know?”
Anyone who sings of this book as prophecy is saying that a passage like that makes sense, despite it being a savage smack in the face on any black person in America. Translation: we should elevate that which students take in subconsciously without effort – e.g. street smarts, emotional empathy, and “spunk.” If a white man smilingly encouraged black people to be satisfied with this he would look like a bigot in a daguerrotype. Kendi thinks we should redefine braininess as just being “swell.” As opposed to the oh-so-benighted idea of helping black kids do better on tests – but no: to him that’s giving in to “whiteness.” But the world of decentered “whiteness” – i.e. that spunky, funky, holistic, intuitive world where everybody dances to hiphop and does what they feel like and, if they do science, focus on telling the older folks that they need to pay more attention to spunky, funky, holistic, intuitive, hip-hoppyness  -- would be one without electricity.
And in this Kendi is not a lone wolf, but a representative of a kind of thinking that has become “a thing” especially in the 2010s. Glenn Singleton is a black man and heads a diversity consultant firm. Asked how this notion of precision as whiteness will prepare brown kids for the world as we know it, he spoke of “a new world, a world, first and foremost, where we have elevated the consciousness, where we pay attention to the human being.” Note that first, this means nothing whatsoever. Note second that if it makes any kind of sense at all, it is as scripture. It sounds like something somewhere between Lost Horizon and The Ten Commandments, and has no more place in a modern educational philosophy than the Rigveda. The “diversity consultant” like Singleton is a priest.
Any white person who embraces the idea that precision is “white” is, quite simply, a bigot.
I pity them because what made them a bigot was infection by a virus idea.
There are worms which, as larvae, burrow into a grasshopper’s brain. (How does he know? I happen to like this kind of stuff – although I suppose it’s all a little precise for a black man …) The worms, as adults, are aquatic. They affect the grasshopper’s brain such that when the worms become adults, the grasshopper’s brain is transformed into driving the poor thing to seek water, dive into it, and drown – but allows the worms to be in water and thrive and reproduce.
Elect ideology makes good, smart white people drown themselves in nonsense.
Critical Race Theory: where full-blown racism is presented as religious virtue.
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merthwyn · 19 days ago
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If it's true then, for once more, we see the consequences of wokeness to those who support this cult
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birkastan2018 · 22 days ago
“It's really, really hard to climb the ladder when you start on a low rung.
But many Asian-Americans do it, anyway.
Take Stuyvesant High School, where almost three-quarters of students are Asian. Half of Stuyvesant students qualify for reduced-price or free lunch, a standard measure of poverty. And of the students in that category, 90% are Asian.
So these aren't kids who were born on third base and think they hit a triple. 
Instead, they legged out hits through scrappy effort and skill — in short, via merit.
And we won’t forgive them for it.”
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