by Frank

May 6, 2021

Looks like another state is targeting the far left woke curriculum and Democrats won’t be happy about it. Teaching critical race theory in public schools was just banned by the Tennessee General Assembly during a legislative session.

The lawmakers also passed a law that would withhold funding from public schools teaching students about white privilege, as reported.

Republicans put this in place in hopes to stop woke liberal teachers from telling students that one race is responsible for all actions against another, that America is “fundamentally racist” or that any one person is privileged or oppressed because of their race.

 

What is critical race theory?

Wikipedia defines critical race theory as the following:

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Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic movement of civil-rights scholars and activists in the United States who seek to critically examine the law as it intersects with issues of race and to challenge mainstream liberal approaches to racial justice.[1] CRT examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism.[2][3]

CRT originated in the mid-1970s in the writings of several American legal scholars including Derrick Bell, Alan Freeman, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Richard Delgado, Cheryl Harris, Charles R. Lawrence III, Mari Matsuda, and Patricia J. Williams.[1] CRT emerged as a movement by the 1980s, reworking theories of critical legal studies (CLS) with more focus on race.[4] Both CRT and CLS are rooted in critical theory, which argues that social problems are influenced and created more by societal structures and cultural assumptions than by individual and psychological factors.[5]

CRT is loosely unified by two common themes:

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First, that white supremacy (societal racism) exists and maintains power through the law.[6]
Second, that transforming the relationship between law and racial power, and also achieving racial emancipation and anti-subordination more broadly, are possible.[7]

Critics of CRT argue that it relies on social constructionism, elevates storytelling over evidence and reason, rejects the concepts of truth and merit, and opposes liberalism.


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