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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Cancel Culture Culture
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2021, 05:00:38 pm »
You can't possibly be enough of a rube to think this is a good faith attempt to outlaw the teaching of discrimination, are you?

This is a bill by conservative whites who 1. don't like being blamed for lots of past/present wrongs or concepts like "white privilege" and 2. probably legit think some of these concepts are socially divisive, but also 3. they don't know what to do about it, hence this bill.  The funny thing is i'm not even sure the bill has much to do with critical race theory because much of CRT doesn't have to do with being racist or prejudice etc., which is what the bill is targeting.

I'm not saying I support the bill or not, i'm just saying it's certainly not as bad as some of the media make it out to be, because it doesn't ban CRT.

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Or to think that stripping academic institutions of funding if they teach something the state doesn't like is a "progressive" measure?

If schools were teaching anti-black racism and a bill like this came out to defund programs that taught these things would you consider it progressive?  And yes this bill does ban the funding of anti-black racism (all racism, sexism, and discrimination, including islamaphobia, anti-Asian hate etc), but that isn't obviously its raison d'etre.

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Again, the idea isn't to produce actionable outcomes, but to put enough fear in the hearts of administrators and academics that they will self-censor.

This is to assume the most evil intent of this bill, without any evidence, like how you and cybercoma assumed the same intent of the Florida bill that legislated genital checks of transgender athletes.  It's possible, just like any intent is possible, but what's the evidence to assume it?  Are the state GOP in different states this evil, or are they just ignorant, or a bit dumb, or a combo of all 3?  Or do they see something in society they don't like and aren't quite sure how to solve it, and then come up with sloppy or misguided legislation to try and stop it?

The Florida bill btw doesn't require a gym teacher to check a student's genitals, it says that male athletes should compete based on their biological sex and disputes would be resolved “by requesting that the student provide a health examination and consent form or other statement signed by the student's personal health care provider which must verify the student's biological sex.”
https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2021/04/15/florida-house-passes-anti-transgender-bill-that-would-allow-for-genital-examinations-of-high-school-athletes
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