Critical Race Theory #CRT lesson one:

Your grandparents identify with one of these two groups, and have handed down their values.

Take all the time you need with this. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #2:

These folks birthed the idea of charter schools. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #3:

These are the grandparents of the seditionists who stormed the capitol on January 6th. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #4:

There is an unbroken line between the people who murdered Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner and the people yelling Stop The Steal.- JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #5

Your grandma isn't old fashioned. She is now and always has been racist. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #6:

There has always been a Thin Blue Line. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #7:

Peaceful protestors have always been vilified. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #8:

"My grandfather was a cop, and he was a good man." - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #9:

Voter suppression and white supremacy are inextricably linked. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #10:

"What happened before the video started?" - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #11

If Black children are old enough to experience racism, white children are old enough to learn about it. - JJ Westgate

#emmetttill #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #12:

"Police have a tough job." - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #13

Serving in uniform offers no protection against racism. ‐ JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #14:

White supremacy is inextricably linked to policing in America. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #15

Forced sterilization has long been a weapon used against non-white women. This practices continues today in ICE facilities. #ncpol…
Critical Race Theory Lesson #16:

Open carry and display of firearms was legal in California until Black people started doing it. Governor Ronald Reagan's surrogate Assemblyman Don Mulford introduced a bill designed specifically to disarm the Black Panthers. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #17:

Arlen Parsa put a red dot on the face of each signer of the “Declaration of Independence” who owned slaves. 34 of 47.

Sit with the irony. - JJ Westgate #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #18:

The Buffalo Soldiers are perhaps the most revisionist subject in American history. They were recruited in New Orleans just after the end of the Civil War, and were used by the United States government to wage genocide against Natives across...
the American West. The Black soldiers, many of them freed slaves, adopted the same racist tropes as their fellow white soldiers with regard to Natives.

We must confront our history unflinchingly in order to shape our future.…
Critical Race Theory Lesson #19

Lynching wasn't just a southern tradition. June 12, 1920 a pair of white teens in Duluth, Minnesota, lied about being robbed and sexually assaulted. Police jailed six men without evidence. That night, 10,000 men stormed the jail, and three of...
Black men were lynched. Photographs of the lynching were taken printed on post cards.
Today in Duluth, there is a memorial to Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie at the scene of their murder. ...
A number of men were indicted for the violence. None served more than 16 months in prison. #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #20
Japanese Internment
Two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the immediate arrest and concentration camp incarceration of 122,000 Japanese Americans. There was no evidence...
that Japanese Americans were unpatriotic or collaborating with forces belligerent to the United States. Their incarceration continued until December of 1944, when they were each given $25 and a bus or train ticket back to the city where they were arrested.
They lost everything; homes, businesses, and academic progress. They also returned to racism, bigotry, and in many cases, physical assault. They found it difficult to find employment and suffered great financial hardship.
In 1992, the US government made direct reparations of $20,000 to survivors of the unconstitutional arrest and incarceration during World War II. #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #21:
Thomas Jefferson was a rapist.
Sally Hemings was Thomas Jefferson's slave. She was called his "mistress." When you are a mistress you can consent to sex. A slave cannot. She had no choice.
#CriticalRaceTheory #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #22:

Navajo Code Talkers
In 1942, the Department of War needed a code that was unbreakable by the Japanese. A Christian missionary who grew up on the Navajo Nation saw yet another opportunity to exploit Natives. Some 420 Navajo men were ... #ncpol
recruited and trained in communications. They served bravely, primarily in the Pacific Theater.

When the war ended, they returned to the reservation, and again experienced the bigotry and economic privation they had known before. #ncpol
Today, their children and grandchildren remain economically disadvantaged and overlooked by both state and federal governments. Many homes on the Navajo Nation are heated with firewood (there is no more coal), ... #ncpol
and years of mineral exploitation has left many communities with clusters of cancers and respiratory disease.

Thanking the Code Talkers and ignoring their progeny is the most plastic expression of patriotism.

We cannot allow elected Republicans to use critical race theory as a dividing wedge between our communities. Or allow this white wash to continue into the 21st century.
Critical Race Theory Lesson #23:
Operation Wetback
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the mass deportation of as many as 1.3 million Mexican men and women from the United States. #ncpol
Many US citizens were caught up in the massive dragnets in California, Arizona, and Texas. Rather than target the farmers and factory owners who exploited illegal labor, the governments of the United States and Mexico colluded to remove people to the south and ... #ncpol
interior of Mexico by truck, rail, and cargo ships. Families were torn apart, and there are no records on how many men and women died in transit.
Operations W--back remains one of the most devastating human rights abuses by the United States Government. ... #ncpol
This operation was the admitted template for the immigration policy of Donald Trump. #ncpol
Critical Race Theory Lesson #24:
Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Between 1932 and 1972, The United States Public Health Service conducted an experiment on untreated syphilis on more than 600 Black Alabama sharecroppers. #ncpol
PHS told them they would receive healthcare, but none was actually provided. There are no reports any racial group other than Black men were selected.
At least 120 of the subjects died. At least 40 wives were infected, and ... #ncpol
19 children were in born infected with congenital syphilis. In 1997, President Bill Clinton apologized, but no damages or reparations have ever been paid. Dr. Raymond A. Vonderlehr lead the experiment with Dr. Robert John Heller Jr. Neither was ever held accountable. #ncpol
The legacy today is a deep seated mistrust by Blacks in mainstream medicine. COVID-19 vaccination rates in the Black community lag behind all other groups as a result.
this thread I posted above 👆👆 was originally put together by JJ Westgate a #navy Vet, Photographer. Those opponents of Critical Race Theory are refusing to accept "this is America." I am only sharing here. Please learn more about JJ here:
I am sick after reading this.
Critical Race Theory Lesson #25:
1917 Bath Riots
In 1917, El Paso mayor Thomas Lea Jr. demanded a quarantine of, ".dirty lousey destitute Mexicans" to stem the tide of typhus affecting the city. Public health officials said there was no danger, ...
but suggested opening de-lousing stations at the border. Mexican men and women crossing the border were herded into separate buildings, and stripped of clothing and valuables. Items were either steamed or exposed to cyanogen gas. ...
Attendants then inspected the nude people for lice. When lice was found on a man, his head was shaved. Women were doused with vinegar and kerosene. Once the lice test had been passed, the Mexican border crossers were sprayed with liquid soap made of kerosene and soap chips. ..
On January 28, 1917, 17 year old domestic worker Carmelita Torres refused to submit to de-lousing due to rumors that immigration officers had been photographing nude women and sharing the pictures in bars. ...
She was also concerned about safety; the previous year, 28 men in the El Paso Jail were killed in a gasoline bath fire. The women began throwing stones at border patrol and civilian attendants. ...
American police and Mexican cavalry quelled the riot.
De-lousing at the border from Texas to California continued until the 1950s.

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