From William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection: …Trump’s move [to end Critical Race training in federal agencies] is viewed as a mortal threat by the CRT movement. One of the leading academics on CRT, UCLA and Columbia law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, certainly is worried.
Small Dead Animals (one of my favorite blogs) has video of a racism trainer explaining that not only are all white people racist but that they cannot work past it, and “I believe white people are born not into being human.” It appears to be one of those mandatory corporate training exercises.
As a supervisor, I’m now wondering if I have to allow white employees to do or say racist things lest I run afoul of the Americans with Disability Act.
Source: Not Born Into Being Human
Shipwreckedcrew: As A Middle Aged White Man I Fear For My Life — Every Time I Resist Arrest or Pull Out a Weapon On a Police Officer The piece contains numerous examples of whites getting themselves killed by resisting arrest. As I note elsewhere Jacob Blake was shot because he acted like an idiot resisting arrest instead of complying with the officers’ demand.
I remember when the charge was that Dungeons & Dragons led youths to commit suicide. A quick look at the numbers showed the suicide rate among players was below the national average. Conclusion: kids should be forced to learn and play the game in order to lower suicide rates. (Logical flaws left as an exercise for the reader.)
AND THUS, THE CANCEL CULTURE LEFT ONCE AGAIN COMES FULL CIRCLE WITH THE MORAL MAJORITY: The Woke Police Came for Dungeons & Dragons . The legendary role-playing game has become “problematic.” It all begins with the problem of Orcs.
It has been a big week for the race hustlers as they try to foist their toxin on America as both received wisdom and law.
READ THIS INSTEAD OF ‘WHITE FRAGILITY:’ Mark Hemingway , Book Editor of The Federalist, provides a lengthy but absolutely essential guide to navigating the perilous paths created by the Left’s army of purveyors of Critical Race Theory and, in the words of liberal Matt Taibbi, “Hitlerian race theory.
OUTKICK: Leaked Video Exposes George Floyd’s Death As Tragedy And Race Hoax Used To Divide Us. Will anyone locked inside the NBA’s groupthink bubble react to the leaked bodycam footage of George Floyd’s arrest and tragic death? The Daily Mail, a London-based newspaper, published the bodycam videos of two of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged with crimes in Floyd’s death.
“It really has no meaning that can be specified and tested in the way that one tests hypotheses”
NEWS YOU CAN USE: A Few Tips In Case You Find Yourself In A Mandatory “Anti-Racism” Struggle Session . My first tip is, it is a mistake ever to make a declaratory statement of any kind, even “yes,” “no,” or “I understand.” So, if asked to assent to something, or to say something, what do you do?
My first tip is, it is a mistake ever to make a declaratory statement of any kind, even “yes,” “no,” or “I understand.” So, if asked to assent to something, or to say something, what do you do? The answer is, always respond with a question. Also, there is no need for the question that you pose to have anything to do with the question that has been posed to you. In fact, the less related your question is to the thing you are being asked to concede, the better. You can also try to ask a question even if no question has been posed to you. The point here would be to try to divert the “trainer” off his or her prepared outline or script, and onto something that challenges their assumptions.
Here are a few questions I have come up with if you want to have some fun:
Are you a racist? (If no,) How do you know that? What facts do you base that on? (If yes,) So why don’t you stop being a racist?
Can you provide us with a complete list of all words and terminology that are now deemed racist and/or disrespectful so that we can stop using those words going forward? If you can’t give a complete list, how about 20 (or 30 or 40) examples?
Do all black lives matter? (Note: Don’t make the mistake of using the phrase “all lives matter,” even in a question. That will get you branded as a “racist.” The question of whether all black lives matter will be a new one on them.). Do the lives of approximately 6500 black men murdered by other black men each year matter more or less than the the lives of the far smaller number of blacks killed by police each year (under 300), let alone the number of unarmed black men killed by police each year (which is around 20 or fewer, although you can’t get a precise figure because the Washington Post data base only includes deaths by shooting)?
How do you explain the fact that Nigerian-Americans and Ghanaian-Americans have higher household median income than native-born white Americans?
Does the NBA — where average salaries are multiple millions per year and active players are about 75% black — have an obligation to make itself “look more like America”? If not, why not?
That should be enough to get you off to a good start. Readers are invited to submit additional ideas. So if you find yourself having to go to one of these things, go and have a good time!
This article by John McWhorter is highly recommended. You might want to send it to anyone who’s on your case to “do the work” outlined in the book.
Source: More on White Fragility