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Monday, September 27, 2021

54% of black parents want CRT removed

Critical Race Theory -- CRT -- is the false claim that America was founded on slavery and therefore is illegitimate. Its purpose is to destabilize the country by offering the handy dandy excuse to one-eighth of the population that they are never responsible for their personal failings.

Consider the SAT, an examination that is used to separate the wheat from the chaff among applicants for college.

The National Center for Education Statistics broke down the average scores by race.

Asians 1223
Whites 1114
2 or more races 1095
Hispanic 978
Pacific Islander 964
Black 933
Indians 912

The disparities among the races may have many explanations. Two-parent families vary by race. Kids Count found 84% of Asian kids have two parents, as do 77% of white kids. But only 37% of black kids do.

You have two eyes, two ears, two hands, two legs, et cetera, as God gave Man a back-up. You even have two nostrils in case one gets plugged up. There are circumstances when divorce is best for the kids, but certainly that is rare.

There are other explanations as well. All have some validity except one.

And that is the one excuse that the National Education Association (a major teachers union) has embraced.

NEA said, "Since their inception a century ago, standardized tests have been instruments of racism and a biased system.

"Students of color, particularly those from low-income families, have suffered the most from high-stakes testing in U.S. public schools.

"Today, a movement is growing across the country to resist testing abuse and overuse, and to promote authentic assessment."

Declaring the SAT racist means the debate is over. Anyone who disagrees is a white supremacist, especially black people like Larry Elder.

Crime is another area where the failings of black people are dismissed as the result of systemic racism. According to the Bureau of Prisons, 38% of inmates in federal prisons are black, but only 1.5% are Asian. 

Racism has become the all-purpose, all anti-American excuse. 

In my daydreams I muse about Crossfire 2021 on CNN with Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit and Charles Blow of NYT.

Reynolds: Critical race theory is just a form of intellectual toxic waste, dumped on society by Big Education. Since we hear a lot about various industries’ negative externalities, maybe it’s time to look at Higher Ed the same way.

Blow: You're a racist.

Society is so racist that a lightweight like Blow gets a column gig at NYT. Then again, all NYT columnists seem to be made of balsa.

But guess what? CRT is backfiring. Black people are rejecting it.

A poll by the Manhattan Institute found that 54% of black parents favor removing CRT from the classroom. They know it is toxic.

The institute said, "More than half support removing lessons based on CRT—including concepts such as white privilege and systemic racism—from the public school curriculum, with a plurality strongly supporting this proposal. On this issue, there is a clear partisan divide, with conservatives 78–13 in favor and liberals 46–40 opposed. But parents, regardless of party, are clearly in favor of removing CRT from public school curricula: the 54% support from black parents matches the national average in our survey, and support only rises among Hispanic parents (61%) and white parents (73%)."

The people pushing CRT remind me of cockroaches. They work best in darkness. Throw some light on them and watch them scurry to the baseboards.

28 comments:

  1. Critical American Theory: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.“

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    1. Some of the elite think that their pursuit means derailing yours and mine.

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    2. Keep in mind that when "progressives" (sic) talk about "The Constitution," they generally mean only the preamble - which they take alone to provide "justification" for their various disgusting ideas. To them, the actual body of the document does not exist.

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  2. America, we're so racist that people will risk dieing in the Arizona desert to get here.
    White privilege, so bad that every black and Hispanic wants to be part of it.
    This is a land where everyone is reachin' for the top
    This is a place where second best will never do.
    It's ok to want to shine
    Get a diploma and get in line.
    But if you slack somebody gonna fill your shoes.

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  3. Rethought, 54% of black parents leaning towards the Republican Party. Add in those that want their freedom from being told they must get the shit, and the liberals may be in trouble.

    The big city slums will never change, but the suburban and rurals will.

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  4. "And that is the one excuse that the National Education Association (a major teachers union) has embraced."

    It's a convenient way to distract from the NEA's malice and incompetence - as the teachers' unions have been *the* prime degrading factor that has wrecked public education, particularly in the big cities. It's funny how teachers have become so much like the WORST students - when they fail, they blame the test (how convenient).

    "Consider the SAT, an examination that is used to separate the wheat from the chaff among applicants for college."

    Keep in mind that non-requiring the SAT also discriminates against rural students; when someone graduates first in their class from a small rural high school, it's easy to say "So what? Small pond." Great SAT scores override that. (And this removal also makes merit less important, and connections/money more important - funny how so many "progressive" (sic) ideas really amount to ways for elite whites to keep non-elite whites down, isn't it?)

    "The people pushing CRT remind me of cockroaches. They work bet in darkness."

    Funny thing. Back in the aughts, my work took me all over eastern Europe and to many places regularly. One thing that was pointed out to me (comparing the contemporary situation with old photos) was that during the communist era, "legislatures" (such as they were) would seemingly always meet in chambers where the windows were all covered over with black crepe paper and/or black curtains. As someone put it exactly, "Communists are like cockroaches - they creep around in the dark." Hmm...

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    1. "Blocking off windows"? That sounds like inner city vote counting here.

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    2. Yep. Same thing, same type of roaches...

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    4. There is an old joke about someone breaking into the Kremlin and stealing the results of the next election.

      That joke doesn't seem so funny anymore.

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  5. Fine column, but it misses certain points.

    Parents don’t run America’s public schools, the Democrat Party-aligned Public School Teacher Unions do.

    Parents and other concerned citizens are starting to rebel against the Far-Left anti-American activists that have seized control of many of America’s Public School Boards.

    But do you think this “rebellion” will succeed? Did the recall succeed in California? Did the Tea Party movement succeed? Did President Donald Trump’s movement succeed?

    Look, I’m on your side, but I don’t in any way underestimate the power and the evil of the forces arrayed against American Patriots.

    And here’s a reality worth remembering. The real power and the real evil are found in the entrenched special interests - such as the NEA, UFT, and Planned Parenthood; along with the many wealthy funders of the Democrats (not just Soros and his family); and the Multinational Corporate-owned National Media; among others.

    Yeah, Biden is evil and corrupt. He’s also demented and incontinent (aka “Pantload”) but he’s not the real enemy — he’s simply serves as a Frontman for the enemy.

    He’s not a good Frontman, but he’s the best they got — arguably Butterplug is the second best, but that simply demonstrates how totally effed up the Democrats are.

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    1. Ever more FUD, Jeffery, but it isn't working.

      People are taking on the school boards and teachers unions. All your defeatism isn't working.

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    2. Susie wrote... "Parents and other concerned citizens are starting to rebel against the Far-Left anti-American activists that have seized control of many of America’s Public School Boards". Damn edbiden, put down the shot glass and read your damn teleprompter!!!

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    3. Parents are too lazy to vote for school board members, hence the union-endorsed candidates win. I was on a large Chicago area school board. Voter turnout was around 20%. Communities deserve the school boards they didn’t vote for.

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  6. It's the last gasp after the Commies realized young blacks are waking up. They see the lack of improvement and in fact, see the decline of black life in America.

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  7. I think it is Washington state that has removed testing from graduation requirements. Yeah, great idea. Forget math, reading, writing, true history, geography, science. Continue in that path and you wont be able to get a job in any trade or industry. I pity the ones who cant read a good novel or balance their checkbook. Admit it if you choose to be stupid you are just plain lazy.

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    1. Ponder - is this a bug, or a feature?

      As per my comments above, all this drivel favors those who already have their ticket written (due to family money and/or connections), leaving no opening for, you know, actual merit as a means of advancing in life. It's another way that elite whites (who are only elite because of things that great-grandpa did back in the later part of the 19th century) make sure that non-elite whites can't advance in life... and threaten their incumbency.

      The fools will be the ones who think that all this fun-and-games is great but then find that they are indeed illiterate - while the clowns pushing all this nonsense go on to their lucrative lives due to their family money and connections.

      Though they are really superannuated and aged-out now (mostly in their mid-70s - those who are still left), you can still find derelict 68ers who took the b.s. back then seriously. They took the "gurus" seriously and avoided things like work and career - instead, "getting in touch with nature," growing a few organic pumpkins to get a little pocket money, and otherwise spending their entire adult lives patting themselves on the back for leading a "better" life than those in the "rat race." They chose poverty... and are now surprised that they are impoverished and it's too late to do anything about it.

      The heck of it is, they should have looked more closely into the "gurus." The "gurus" could spout (and even follow) all that nonsense, because they came from wealthy families and so had nice fat trust funds as a platform. The dimwits who listened to them didn't.

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    2. Oregon allows the illiterate to graduate from high school.

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  8. When the west, and I mean the voting populations of the west, awake from their Rip Van Winkle slumber, they will finally understand that they are in the very midst of a war with global Big Fascism. CRT is one little battle front, just one head fake tactic, in this war. Look around, and put up your dukes.

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  9. The people pushing CRT don’t give a damn about kids getting a great education. They care about power and money.

    The best solution is twofold - First, those with the megaphone must make it clear to young people that a one parent family will likely produce children who have more educational and social problems than those raised in a two parent home. Race doesn’t matter.

    Secondly, we need to get to the point where all parents can take their kid’s educational dollars and spend them on whatever educational choice (public, private, religious, etc) they feel is best. No one cares more about the kids than their parents. This is the ONLY way to break the death grip on the public educational system currently held by the teachers’ unions/Democratic Party. That system currently consigns generations of poor kids to a lifetime of underachievement.

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  10. Zero proof of the vaccine working and more more you’re volunteering as guinea pig-a super spreader..thanks vaxed people for Delta as well. Jackasses.

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    1. An interesting discussion between two of the world’s prominent voices Geert Vanden Bossche, expert vaccine developer (Belgium); and Robert Malone MD, the inventor of mRNA vaccines (USA). The meeting is hosted by Dr. Phillip McMillan (UK), who previously interviewed Vanden Bossche and Malone on separate occasions. This video interview is an update on the prior conversations and predictions, along with a discussion by the two leading voices in the scientific community who urge caution. Vanden Bossche takes the current Israeli data and shows how the widespread vaccination rate is creating pressure on the virus to mutate into variants with higher levels of contagion. The result will be that the age where the virus is more evident will move to younger and younger children. The unvaccinated group has been keeping the pressure down by defeating the virus and carrying natural immunity. However, as the unvaccinated population is increasingly made smaller, the pressure on the virus to mutate increases. Subsequently, these mutations stay at higher or more effective levels of infection.
      The solution to the spiraling increase in vaccinated cases of D variant covid is to start using ivermection, HCQ and other preventative medications and reduce vaccinations to only those who truly need the limited vaccination protection to slow down the mutations and spread of the virus. But government is so locked into vaccinations, that may never be possible.
      Hopefully the interview has not been censored by youtube.
      The link is also here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/.../geert-vanden.../ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP31cfD3YOY&t=1198s

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  12. Black lives don't matter to the Black Lives Matter crowd, don't ya know?

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