Tag: critical race theory

School Committee ‘Karen’ Is Humbled After Questioning Ivy League-Educated Black Mom’s Qualifications

NewsOne Featured Video A woman who recently attended a school committee meeting in suburban Boston has apologized for questioning how a Black mother became a member and suggesting she was unqualified in a presumption that seemed based on nothing more than skin color. Dr. Kenann McKenzie, an adjunct professor and Director of the Aspire Institute […]

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Downplaying Slavery, Ben Carson Compares Critical Race Theory Advocates To ‘Animals’

NewsOne Featured Video Ben Carson, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas on July 11, 2021. | Source: Bloomberg / Getty The opposition to critical race theory (CRT) from Republicans and right-wing extremists alike has been well-documented, but conservative lapdog Ben Carson recently went above […]

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Texas High School Suspends Its First Black Principal Over Critical Race Theory Complaints By White Parents

NewsOne Featured Video Source: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / Getty The classic saying “truth hurts” can apply to a handful of things in life, but it seems to hit particularly hard for some white people when it comes to learning about the history of slavery in America. A Black principal faced that revelation directly when he was […]

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How the Critical Race Theory Scare-Mongering Failed in Virginia

Until last year, my pinko politics mostly found expression online. I did not expect that to change when I moved to the country, after retiring from the federal government. But lo and behold, an obligation to vault beyond cyber-engagement arose when a bitter racial struggle erupted in my new home in Loudoun County, Virginia, a […]

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How the Critical Race Theory Scaremongering Failed in Virginia

Until last year, my pinko politics mostly found expression online. I did not expect that to change when I moved to the country, after retiring from the federal government. But lo and behold, an obligation to vault beyond cyber-engagement arose when a bitter racial struggle erupted in my new home in Loudoun County, Virginia, a […]

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The Incoherence of American History

One leaves Taylor’s work understanding this fully—this isn’t Great Man history, but Some Guys history. The political leaders and famous personages that tower over our imaginations are condensed to life-size. They make grubby, horrid choices; they bumble, fumble, and scheme their way through moments of import alongside the extraordinary supporting cast of madmen, buffoons, and […]

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Schools Boards Are the New Battleground Over Critical Race Theory

The upheaval in school board elections like Southlake, though, is not entirely grassroots in nature. Smith and her fellow conservative candidates benefited from tens of thousands of dollars in donations, an unusual amount for a race in which only a few thousand people voted. The same has been true in Loudoun County and in Rapid […]

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Snowflake Arizona Senate Candidate Is Tired of ‘Anti-White Racism’

According to Vice News, Masters jumped into the fray to face Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, but weeks before he launched his campaign, he went on a rant criticizing Critical Race Theory, which he claims has made its way into American classrooms, which we already know is total bullshit. “Too much of schooling in America […]

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The African American Policy Forum Is Teaching A 5-Day Course On Critical Race Theory

NewsOne Featured Video Critical Race Theory has become a heated topic across the U.S. in the last year. Three states including Oklahoma, Tennessee and Idaho have officially banned the controversial curriculum from public schools. Why is it causing such a stir and what is Critical Race Theory (CRT) anyway? One summer school program is looking […]

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GOP Senate Candidate Says You Should Be Worried About ‘Anti-White Racism’

Screen shot from campaign video announcing Black Masters’ run for U.S. Senate in Arizona. (Photo: Black Masters fo Billionaire tech mogul Peter Thiel’s favored candidate for an Arizona Senate seat went on a recent screed against “anti-white racism,” accusing liberal teachers of turning America’s students into self-hating automatons. Blake Masters, a 34-year-old venture capitalist and […]

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American Education Is Founded on White Race Theory

Only 29 years after America abolished chattel slavery, the committee members could not fathom that their Black countrymen had a culture worthy of preservation and study. The lack of Black history or study of the evils of slavery or white supremacy was not an oversight. One 36-year-old member of the Conference of History, a professor […]

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White Parents in Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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White Parents Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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Josh Hawley Got Dragged After He Proposed Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation Called The ‘Love America Act’

Josh Hawley has been one of the break-out stars of the Republican party this year, and for good reason: He’s one of the chief lawmakers accused of helping foment the failed insurrection of Jan. 6. Since then he’s followed a predictable trajectory: acting as though he did nothing wrong and occasionally saying something that gets […]

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This Comedian Shows How Dumb the ‘Critical Race Theory’ Panic Is

Screenshot via Walter Masterson YouTube If the right is good at one thing, it’s messaging. The term “critical race theory” is so specific—and until recently, relatively obscure—hearing Trump supporters cry about it is like hearing them recite a twenty-digit serial number from the specific vial of Fox News brain poison they’ve ingested. “Critical race theory” […]

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New Texas Bill Drops Requirements for Educators to Teach That White Supremacy, the KKK and Eugenics Were ‘Morally Wrong’

Photo: Drazen Zigic (Shutterstock) Last week, The Root reported that the Texas state Senate voted 18-4 to pass Senate Bill 3—another white fragility bill masquerading as anti-Critical Race Theory legislation. The GOP in Texas—which is fast becoming the sanctuary state where terrible and oppressive laws go to thrive—wants to ditch requirements for teachers to teach […]

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Missouri Invite-Only Critical Race Theory Hearing Takes Place Without a Single Black Voice Being Heard

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (Getty Images) On Monday, a Missouri legislative committee held an invite-only hearing on Critical Race Theory and how the state’s educators should teach racism in K-12 schools. The committee is now under heavy criticism for excluding an enormously important element needed to have any critical and productive discussion on the subject of […]

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Ben Carson Writes Anti-Critical Race Theory Fan Fiction for Fox Snooze and Calls It an Op-Ed

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Black conservatives really only exist to parrot narratives for white conservatives. They almost never have an original thought of their own, so they willingly sit on the hands of Republican puppeteers and serve as their “Black friends” who will tow their […]

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Angry White Parents Are Once Again Winning the Battle for the American Classroom

The moral panic around efforts at anti-racist education—which, as both New York magazine’s Sarah Jones and The Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong have pointed out, is a very old one wrapped in updated clothing—is the predictable result of several strands of right-wing outrage, undergirded by the force that generates so many reactionary movements: the need to […]

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5 Times Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Failed Georgians

NewsOne Featured Video [embedded content] Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp officially launched his re-election campaign. Complete with a softball interview with the Associated Press, Kemp positioned his tenure positively with a moderated approach toward success for all Georgians.  Reading more like a conversation between old friends at the local good ol’ boys club than an interview […]

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Ohio Private School Refuses to Let Students Re-Enroll After Mothers Denounced School in Anti-CRT Campaign

Photo: Fox News Conservatives are still pretending they actually know anything about white people’s latest propaganda target Critical Race Theory, and now it has cost students to lose their spot at a private school in Gahanna, Ohio, after two mothers violated its enrollment agreement by going on some right-winger podcast to complain about the school’s […]

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Ohio Private School Refuses to Let Students Reenroll After Mothers Denounced School in Anti-CRT Campaign

Photo: Fox News Conservatives are still pretending they actually know anything about white people’s latest propaganda target Critical Race Theory, and now it has caused students to lose their spot at a private school in Gahanna, Ohio, after two mothers violated its enrollment agreement by going on some right-winger podcast to complain about the school’s […]

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One of the Nation’s Largest Teachers’ Unions Pledges to Defend Those Who Teach ‘Honest History’ as Parents and Politicians Continue to Lose Their Minds Over Critical Race Theory

I guess it wasn’t a fact that white people actively view(ed) Black people as sub-human. Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Getty Images) If you’ve taken even a cursory look at The Root in recent months, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in politicians and people nationwide losing their mind over the right wing’s latest boogeyman: Critical Race Theory. […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Whiteness, Explained

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante/ The Root, G-O Media Ain’t no lede, bih. From last week’s Clapback Mailbag: From: Juan NothingTo: Michael Harriot It’s very easy to defend CRT if your answer to every possible criticism is, “You’re a racist and you don’t know what you’re talking about,” but this tactic is intellectually dishonest. CRT isn’t just […]

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Auntie Unfiltered and Uncle Michael Discuss White Fragility

If you wonder why white people are so adamantly against accurate history being taught, Michael Harriot and I have the answer for you. White fragility. That’s it. That’s the answer. When Michael sat down with Auntie Unfiltered to discuss the Critical Race Theory debate that has been created by white conservatives, we both noted that […]

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The GOP’s Culture War On Critical Race Theory And Trans Kids Target Black, LGBTQ+ People Disproportionately

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty Republicans are waging a culture war on Black people; queer people; and Black, queer people. In more recent attacks, Republican state officials are trying to ban anti-racist tenets in schools and legalize discrimination against transgender people, namely trans children. These ploys are designed with a single purpose: […]

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‘The Daily Show’ Investigates Whether Conservatives Even Know What ‘Critical Race Theory’ Actually Is

“Critical Race Theory,” or CRT, is a pretty major buzzword these days. But do the people whipping the term out even know what the hell they’re talking about? The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. isn’t so sure. So this week, he attempted to get to the bottom of the matter in an episode of Unsolved […]

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Brian Kilmeade Got Dragged For Bizarre Claim That He Read ‘Mein Kampf’ In High School

Republicans are currently in the unusual position of hating the U.S. military. Last week, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came under fire after refusing to condemn the latest GOP scare tactic, Critical Race Theory, which teaches that, well, the U.S. has had a checkered history (and present) when it comes […]

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Anti-CRT Republican Senate Candidate Claims Military Has Been ‘Colorblind’ for Nearly 200 Years

Screenshot: The Post Millennial/ Twitter At this point, any reasonable person should be able to see that when it comes to the subjects of Critical Race Theory and other anti-racism teachings, Republicans really just be out here saying shit, and because conservative media outlets are always ready and willing to act as vessels for GOPropaganda, […]

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The Republican Plot to Ban LGBTQ History in Public Schools

But broader bans on teaching queer history are as active a threat as more tailored measures. Another bill in Tennessee sought to suppress any educational materials that “promote, normalize, support or address lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) issues or lifestyles.” Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Representatives tried earlier this year to “forbid the […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Florida Mandate to Survey College Students’ Views…Because He’s Worried About ‘Indoctrination’

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Listen: You can either complain about student “indoctrination,” or you can monitor the thoughts and views of students through government decree—unless you’re Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in which case, your own hypocrisy is your greatest weapon and you can do both. Advertisement DeSantis hates Critical Race Theory—but that’s not what […]

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