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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Cancel Culture Culture
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2021, 10:55:16 am »
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.


Again, you're either a rube or being intentionally obtuse here. First the bill explicitly mentions CRT before segueing into the list of things its forbidding. Second it casts a broad enough brush over what constitutes discrimination that it's easy to see how it can be weaponized by bad faith actors who don't want to hear about white privilege or other CRT concepts that challenge the orthodoxy of American greatness.

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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.

I assume such things would already be forbidden under existing civil rights legislation so I have to ask what problem this bill and others like it actually solves.

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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?

Yeah where could we get the idea that this about dictating what teachers can teach?

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Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, said teachings about critical race theory are a “poison” to schools and have been creeping into the system for years.

“The longer we wait, the more our kids are indoctrinated with this garbage,” Scott said on the House floor.

Here's what the dark money org that pushed this bill has to say.

So when lawmakers and lobbyists say the intent of this bill and others of its ilk is to prevent certain concepts from being taught in schools, why wouldn't you believe them?
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