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Gaslighting Critical Race Theory (CRT)

I can only assume that the grassroots fight back in the USA against this racist shite is beginning to bite, because all of sudden the MSM is starting to run stories and articles and news items that are trying to gaslight the whole thing.

The gaslighting is the same as that used against the Tea Party protests in 2009-10, in that it’s “racist” and created by the Republican Party and Fox News as battle-space preparation for the 2022 mid-term elections.

Specifically they’re hitting the following themes:

  • Nobody really understands CRT. It’s just an academic theory.
  • If bad things are happening it’s because “fringe groups” and “some individuals” are twisting the theory to their own purposes.
  • It’s only about “racial justice” and “anti-racism” – and who could be opposed to such good things.
  • It’s not about hating on White People. That’s just crazy talk.

Ok. So instead of fighting the whole “White Boy” fight, let’s turn the argument over to the people for whom this theory is supposed to make life better (“Kill Disparate Impact”).

A Black dad with two medical degrees goes off on Critical Race Theory.

A Black dad with his little munchkin of a daughter, goes off on CRT:

A Black mother goes off on the Loudoun County School Board about CRT

And of course the Black professor of linguistics from Columbia university, John McWhorter.

But if the mantra is that what we need to do to solve black America’s problems is “get rid of systemic racism,” we’re in trouble. That analysis, be it explicit or tacit, is based on a third-grader’s understanding of how a society works. More importantly, that analysis does not help black people and often hurts us

His plea on “systemic racism” will be ignored

John McWhorter’s that is. He’s pictured here. He’s a linguist professor at Columbia University, where he also teaches philosophy and music history. His research speciality is creole languages.

Like most linguists he hates the sloppy use of words and grammar, but in this article he goes after the recent term “systemic racism” because he thinks it’s useless, unhelpful and racist itself.

But if the mantra is that what we need to do to solve black America’s problems is “get rid of systemic racism,” we’re in trouble. That analysis, be it explicit or tacit, is based on a third-grader’s understanding of how a society works. More importantly, that analysis does not help black people and often hurts us.

I’m always amused by academics who can’t see the political aspects of what they’re discussing, in this case the simple fact that “systemic racism” is far too politically useful to the Left at the moment to stop being used.

It’s useful in two ways.

First, it puts opponents on the back foot in the same way that hurling the simple word, “racism” does, but with the added benefit of not sounding like a direct attack. The Leftist is not actually calling you a racist – just the system in which we all live; the implication being that if you don’t want to radically change the system it’s likely because you’re privileged by it and… well, you know… You’re a….

McWhorter actually does get this visceral aspect and argues that it’s one of the reasons why the approach is so useless in solving real problems – but he still grants good faith to the people using the term.

The second reason is that it can be used to explain away a multitude of failures in Left-wing institutions that have been built over the last hundred years. Are Blacks and other “People of Colour” (POC) falling behind in education, healthcare and social welfare stats? Well, the explanation is not that Public Health, Public Education and Public Welfare are shoddy structures with poor incentives, or even counter-productive ones built in. No, the explanation is that they’re systemically racist.

Where will it get us, beyond thrilling rhetoric, to pretend that with racism, the difference between past and present doesn’t matter? Most of us get that this is, in the present tense, “racism without racists.”

I can see real problems for the Left in pushing this theory, since the initial proposed solution is a basic re-programming of the minds of all the White people in those institutions. Such brainwashing strategies have a bad history of cruelty and failure. As it fails the next logical step will be to create separate entities for POC: a separate healthcare, education and welfare system.

Is this sounding familiar to you as a New Zealander? It should as He Puapua hoves into view. Ye Olde Tyme Leftie Chris Trotter is already shitting bricks about the implications for his beloved Public world, as he should be.

But back to McWhorter’s critique of “systemic racism” in the US. The article specifically looks at the failure of Black kids in US education – but the argument used there is used in all the other areas of society; that the discrepancies between Black kids education and other American groups is due to systemic racism. This theory has the official stamp of the US government and legal system with the approved term being “Disparate Impact”: if there is disparate impact then it means that racism is present, even when explicitly non-racist practices are used.

McWhorter lists the usual reasons for Black school failure: lousy schools and Black families that perhaps don’t have the “cultural capital” to invest in their kids (unlike Asian families especially). But he points out that the gap exists in good schools and that “hard-pressed, semi-educated” Caribbean and African immigrant families get their kids into top schools.

He then references a detailed study done in 1997 of the attitudes that Black kids have to schools and education:

I know of no study that more elegantly gets across a subtle but determinative difference between how black and white kids tend to process the school thing. For the black kids, school is something “else,” something for “them,” beyond the comfort zone; for the white kids, it is part of the comfort zone.

Casteel’s study pointed up a quieter aspect of something richly documented nationwide – a sense among black teens that school is “white” and that real black kids don’t hit the books. 

But precisely because Casteel’s study did not blame racism the study is argued against by Black academics, even though:

a) Note that our issue here is not assailing black kids for being lazy students.

b) We cannot fall back on the idea that the kids’ white teachers were “racisming” them, because the black kids said they did their work for the teacher, just not their parents.

c) Casteel was not a white Republican or anything close. He is a black man, having been a career educator among many things, deeply devoted to helping the black community.

But what would such a man know compared to someone with a PhD in some aspect of Critical Race Theory?

McWhorter tackles the non-solution of “Systemic Racism” head on:

“Undoing the racism in the system,” in this light, is word magic, not an intelligent prescription for change in the real world.

If our only approach must be to show that we aren’t racists by “eliminating the racism” embedded in societal procedures, then of course the new idea is that we should eliminate whatever it is that is challenging black students. Just tear it down.

But here is where we get whites smiling nervously and pretending to think that actually getting the answer is white, that being competitively tested is white (unless, I guess, it’s on a basketball court or in a rap battle?), that being expected to raise your hand and give an answer is white.

Which leads to this killer point:

And anyone who misses that this is exactly the way Strom Thurmond wanted it is all but working to be ignorant.

Of course that’s “anti-racism” in a nutshell.

A different solution is proposed:

It would seem that our solution to the kind of thing Casteel identified is putting extra effort into training black kids for tests, getting the word out among them about the value of collaboration in studying (which blunts the idea that studying is not what “we” do), valuing black kids learning next to each other in solid charter schools over the idea that they are better off learning next to middle class white kids (despite some evidence of slightly better performance in such cases – priorities will differ), and other things.

But of all of our strategies, “get rid of the racism” is the goofiest, most unreasoning and ultimately most harmful.

Well sure, but that’s the academic in him. Politically “systemic racism” is incredibly useful for the Left, so the harm does not matter, but read the whole thing anyway.

UPDATE:

Well looky here –White privilege’ is infecting the education system – H/T Homepaddock:

“Teachers are being shown videos that instruct them to list their ‘privileges’ and view their students in terms of racial groupings. The training modules we have seen state that ‘education is a form of symbolic violence’ and that the structure of school day doesn’t work for Pacific learners who ‘are not tuned into the different parts of the day’.

As I keep saying, focusing on the USA is worthwhile because almost all of what develops there turns up in New Zealand sooner or later. Also keep note of the “Right-Wing” politicians and activists of the National Party as they mindlessly repeat the term “systemic racism”.

Written by Tom Hunter

May 28, 2021 at 10:48 am

America is not a racist country.

That’s a direct quote from a speech given a few days ago by a Republican Senator doing the usual reply to the President’s Congressional address (which was decidedly not a State Of The Union address).

It’s something that tens of millions of American voters, Democrat and Republican alike, agree on about their nation in 2021.

Here’s the context around the statement.

“Today, kids again are being taught that the color of their skin defines them — and if they look a certain way, they’re an oppressor. From colleges to corporations to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress.

By doubling down on the divisions we’ve worked so hard to heal. You know this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.

Here’s the man who said it, Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina.

Naturally this caused a meltdown on the US Left. Black men are not supposed to say this because it hurts the Left’s narrative about America and removes a big reason to vote for the Democrat Party.

Reporters did ask both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris whether they agreed with Tim Scott and lacking the usual Democrat angles of going off about some Old, White, Privileged Male saying such a thing they were both forced to acknowledge the truth of Scott’s statement – and effectively disavow the primary claim of Burn Loot Murder and the modern American Left.

Sort of.

You can listen to Harris here: “Kamala Harris: ‘I Don’t Think America is a Racist Country’ BUT…”.

As the “BUT” in the headline indicates, she moves on as fast as possible to what amounts to an assertion that America is a racist country:

“… we also do have to speak truth about the history of racism in our country, and its existence today.” 

I reckon there’s a way to make a distinction to save her from the charge of being an incoherent idiot: define the term “racist country” down so narrowly so that a country with a lot of racism in it could still not be a “racist country.”

Then there was Biden:

No, I don’t think the American people are racist, BUT

Woah! Another “BUT”.

But okay. First stop implying that they are racists by saying shit like how the Floyd death “ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism, or saying how Mitt Romney is going to take Blacks and “put y’ll back in chains” (complete with what he imagined was a Southern Black accent). And make sure the rest of the Federal government isn’t sending that message either (too late, judging by his appointees). Make sure you don’t hire fucking idiots who say shit like this:

“I mean, you got the first African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man,”

Biden could also take a crack at all those little American progressives who support you as they rushed to denounce Senator Scott with “#UncleTim being the most inspired epithet trending on Twitter.

Admittedly Biden’s old KKK pal Robert Bryd (D) – to whom he gave a fulsome eulogy a few years ago – and the Segregationist Southern Democrat Senators he hung with in the early 70’s, would probably have laughed at that epithet as well.

That’s what a real uniting President would do. But let’s face it, Biden just says whatever’s placed in his head and hands by his advisors.

… I think after 400 years, African-Americans have been left in a position where they are so far behind the eight-ball in terms of education, health, in terms of opportunity. I think the overhang from all of the Jim Crow and before that, slavery, has had a cost, and we have to deal with it.

Taking this point-by-point:

  • America has been “dealing” for decades with the after-effects of slavery and Jim Crow – in welfare, education, and health:

    – Welfare checks go to Blacks to a disproportionate degree.

    – Blacks benefit to a disproportionate extent from free health care via Medicaid and subsidized care via Obamacare.

    – Blacks also receive very preferential admission to American colleges and universities, something that is increasingly being attacked by the Asian community as their kids miss out on places. Admittedly Blacks do suffer badly from the “K-12” (Kindergarten to our Year 13) Public school education system, but that’s almost entirely under the control of Biden’s Democrat Party – like most of the rest of the places where American Blacks live, so Biden could start there in eliminating “systemic racism”.
  • Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago and it’s been more than fifty years since Jim Crow prevailed. Vast numbers of Blacks have taken the opportunity of equality under the law to build a solid Middle Class across the USA. That wouldn’t have happened if the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow had, in Biden’s words, “left [them] in a position where they are so far behind the eight-ball.”
  • So in dealing with those who are “so far behind the eight-ball” it’s quite possible that they’ve left themselves behind by not doing the things that other Blacks have done to get ahead of the eight-ball (and what has been done by members of other American groups that started off behind because of racism, poverty and so forth). If Biden wants to throw even more assistance at Blacks who are left behind, he should show exactly how they’re behind due to slavery and Jim Crow, rather than because of their own choices and the Democrat Party-controlled environments they live in.

There was a similar event recently when the BBC made the serious mistake of interviewing a former US Police Officer about the Chauvin verdict. Only four minutes long but it packs a punch.

And this late addition is not to be missed. For those of you who don’t know, Alyssa Milano is one of the “Disney kid stars” of the 1990’s who has now gone on to …. other things, like being a political activist. She was quite vocal about the #MeToo movement (Believe All WomanTM) – until the rise of Grandpa Gropes for President. It would appear that her new schtick as a spokesperson for Blacks is also about to die.

Written by Tom Hunter

May 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

Black and White Views of America

Two people’s views on what’s happening in America at the moment with all the BLM protests and stuff – which are dying down a bit except in places like Seattle and especially Portland (94% White).

First up is the White view:

I have to admit that between the naked torso, the short hair and his overfed mate beside him in the chair, he sure could be one of those White Supremacist Proud Boy Boogaloo provocatuers I keep being assured are the real problems in Portland, with all their incitement of those “peaceful protestors” (TM). But I don’t see any Hawaiian Shirts or an an umbrella.

Anyhoo, next up is a Black view.

She seems righteously pissed off with juiceb0x4’s question:

And don’t ever ‘black me in America’ again“.

Four years ago I wondered if Trump would go after the Black and Hispanic vote in the USA, and whether he would succeed in beating the efforts of previous GOP contenders like Bush. He certainly has tried, and it may be that he’s succeeding.

Written by Tom Hunter

August 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

This guy gets it. Others soon will.

Leo Terrell

The guy in question is Civil Rights lawyer Leo Terrell, who has been part and parcel of Democrat party politics for years in California.

Over the years some of his more notable cases included:

  • In 1995, Terrell represented Kumasi Simmons, a former football player from Centennial High School in Compton expelled for hitting a referee. Simmons accused the referee of using racial epithets. Terrell accused the Beverly Hills Police Department of intimidating witnesses who could back up Simmons’s claim.
  • In 1999, Terrell called on the Los Angeles police commission to hear witnesses who claimed that a homeless woman, Margaret Laverne Mitchell, was running when police officers shot her.
  • In 2012, Terrell called for an investigation of misconduct by trainees of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

He also hates Trump.

 

In other words his bonafides as a Democrat and a champion of civil rights, especially for Blacks, is solid.

And he’s had it with the Democrat Party’s response to the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis, in particular the insane policy of defunding the police in Democrat cities like LA, NYC and Minneapolis, all of whose mayors have recently announced those proposals.

He then went into the lions den of appearing on Hannity’s show on Fox, where he has often clashed with the host before, even walking off the set some years ago. What he had to say should send shivers up the spines of a party that thinks it’s got Trump where they want him for an election loss in November – with riots, mayhem and a nasty economic recession caused by government responses to the Chinese Lung AIDS disease.

On the show he stated bluntly that the Democrats have been “hijacked by the extremists” and he got stuck into the abysmal Joe Biden:

“He threw blacks in jail with his crime bill. It was President Trump with his first step action that got us out of jail, and then his best friend [LA Mayor] Eric Garcetti calls cops killers.”

And he also had some choice words for people who have been running the line that it is Trump who is failing to unite the country, looking at Biden’s recent comment that:

“There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15% of the people out there that are just not very good people.”

I’m surprised it’s as low as that in the estimation of the Democrats. It surely must include the 63 million who voted for Trump in 2016 and is an insane echo of Hillary Clinton’s “Deplorables” comment that helped her to lose an unlosable election. Terrel went right to the point on that:

“He claims he wants to unite the country, well he just threw out 15%, they’re not good people. Well, Joe Biden, I’m part of that 15% and proud of it.

Then he further divides the country by claiming that if you don’t vote Democrat, you ain’t black. He further divides the country by then not supporting the police department. I find it insulting.”

The Democrats may be in for a hell of shock, especially when it comes to the Black vote, of which they need 95% to win.

Written by Tom Hunter

June 7, 2020 at 8:42 pm

Its The Trends That Count (Corrected)

There’s been lots of talk from the Illuminati about a ‘blue wave’ which is supposed to engulf the Trump administration in the November mid term federal elections.

Among other things, a couple of interesting trends of late give cause to think the wave might turn out to be more of a great sucking undertow.

The first bad omen for the Dems is a Rasmussen poll which shows support for President Trump among black voters today is 29% compared with 15% a year ago.   That on its own, if it holds or improves on polling day, would be enough to sink the Democrats.

The second bad omen is a new poll which finds that 92% of orthodox Jewish voters in New York and adjoining states support President Trump.  Historically, the Jewish vote has been pretty solidly Democrat.  There are two factors at work here  I think.  First, Obama’s unconcealed disdain for Jews and hatred of Israel and second, trumps decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem.  (I could never understand why any self respecting Jew would ever vote for Obama.)

I’m reminded of Helen Clark’s systematic alienation of one section of New Zealand’s voting public after another.  Then she couldn’t figure out why she lost.

If the Dems have lost the Blacks and the Jews, then it’s all over.

Identity politics at ts best, don’t you think?  The Democrats have embraced illegal immigrants.  Meanwhile, black Americans who aren’t as dumb as the Dems think they are,  really don’t want hundreds of thousands of Central American and Mexican dregs pouring into to country to take away their jobs which they’ve only just got back.

Written by adolffinkensen

August 6, 2018 at 7:48 am

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My Black Bastard is Better Than Your Black bastard.

If you ever wondered whether the most racist people on earth are blacks, go no further than this story from the glorious pages of American Black Lives Matter and university campus disruption.

It appears the young darlings of the Democrats have worked out that if you spend most of your time screaming obscenities at your President and making outrageous demands on university administrators, you might not have much time to achieve academic excellence.  However, this for them is no impediment.

Having discovered there are more black immigrants enrolled and graduating at their university than there are genuine American black bastards, they propose a ban on the enrollment of black bastards who were not born in America. 

Ya gotta larrrf doncha?  They must have been taking xeno lessons from The Honorable Mr Peters.

No wonder they are called Dumb black bastards.   And now they are running around the country demolishing statues of Stephen Foster.

All of which will ensure The President is re-elected in 2020.

Written by adolffinkensen

October 15, 2017 at 10:40 pm

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