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All That Was Old Is New Again 0

At, Keith E. Benson points out that the right-wing’s ginned up outrage over critical race theory (which, again, is a graduate-level subject not taught in primary and secondary schools) is part of a long pattern. Here’s a tiny bit of his article:

The decrying of CRT is part of a long American tradition of white backlash that is aided by a well-funded conservative messaging apparatus skilled in amplifying white rage for political gain based on misinformation in efforts to protect whiteness and the societal benefits it provides white Americans.

Under cover of opposing CRT, the right and the racists they wish to rally have gone farther. As noted elsewhere in these electrons, they are using CRT as a smokescreen to whitewash (a most appropriate term) America’s history of slavery and discrimination against and exploitation of black persons and other minorities. They want to go back to teaching the same sort of sanitized history that I was taught in the olden days, when I was a young ‘un, in Virginia’s segregated school system.


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