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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Cancel Culture Culture
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2021, 10:07:36 am »
Yes it does.  But what the bill forbids has nothing to do directly with CRT at all, which is why I don't understand people's outrage.  If the bill did ban CRT, especially in post-secondary schools, I could definitely understand the outrage.

If the bill has nothing to do with banning CRT, why does it mention CRT and why do its proponents insist it bans teaching of CRT?

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I really don't think so.  It bans discrimination and funding for the teaching of it. Further to this point:

Discrimination as defined by who?

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Exactly.  There's not much going on with the bill.  Maybe it's meant to appease certain people clamoring over CRT.  Maybe it's written by people who legit want to ban CRT and social justice activism in schools etc but they know legally that it can't be done, so this watered down bill that criticizes CRT in the preamble but doesn't actually do anything about it is the best they can do.  The intent of the bill's creation seems a lot different than what the bill actually does, which is why i don't see much of a issue with it because all it says is "don't teach racism, sexism etc.", and everyone with a brain should agree on that.

It leaves the definitions of these things wide open so that they can be easily weaponized by bad-faith actors. A teacher or prof is going to be far less likely to talk about concepts like white privilege or toxic masculinity when they know that some Young Republican narc could be waiting for the chance to rat them out for violating the law. That's the entire purpose of this bill and you'd have to have your head in the sand to think otherwise.

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And headlines like this are misinforming people and causing more outrage than is needed:  https://www.npr.org/2021/05/01/992761507/idaho-governor-signs-bill-to-ban-critical-race-theory-in-schools

In terms of social division maybe we should look at the media's declining journalistic standards too.

Or maybe most of us have been around the block enough by now to know what the right-wing stands for and how they operate and aren't gullible rubes?

I mean, look at this.

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