Honestly, is @OStrachan lying or just too ignorant to be writing books on this?

This is his "definition" of "Critical Race Theory." Basically a string of false claims and then what is really MLK's "solution," hahaha. 1/
2/ CRT scholars do not say that ONLY White people can be racist. Here are co-founders of CRT, Charles Lawrence III on the left and Delgado & Stefancic on the right:
3/ And had a mentioned a CRT solution, or an MLK solution? Let's see:
4/4 Finally, can any right minded honest person reasonably believe that that is even an actual ATTEMPT at defining CRT, a legal theory crafted to denaturalize racial subordination through law?

Please don't take these guys seriously. Please.

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The real Dr. King:

"With Selma and the voting rights bill one era of our struggle came to a close and a new era came into being. Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality. For we know now that it isn’t enough to integrate lunch counters. 1/
2/ "What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t earn enough money to buy a hamburger and a cup of coffee? What does it profit a man to be able to eat at the swankiest integrated restaurant when he doesn’t earn enough money to take
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For folks who want to cut through this embarrassingly ignorant propaganda, here's a reading list on CRT and civil rights discourse:

1. "Taking Rights Aggressively," by Robert Williams

3. "The Clouded Prism," by Harlan Dalton

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Here's another reading path that will blow your mind:

1. American Slavery, American Freedom, by Edmond Morgan

2. The Half Has Never Been Told, by Edward Baptist

3. Black Reconstruction in America, by W. E. B. Du Bois

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Tell me if this sounds familiar:

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2/ "charges of racial pandering, often by emphasizing the lack of any direct reference to a racial group or any use of an epithet; and finally a kick that savages the critic for opportunistically alleging racial victimization. The complex jujitsu of racial dog whistling lies at
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Just turn on Tucker for a too obvious example.
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This period of racial retrenchment, specifically the rabid anti-CRT rage, is nothing new. You can cut and paste MLK's words from 50 years ago:

"It is called the “white backlash.” But the white backlash is nothing new. It is the surfacing of old prejudices, hostilities and 1/
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3/ "chains on the shores of this nation. The white backlash is an expression of the same vacillations, the same search for rationalizations, the same lack of commitment that have always characterized white America on the question of race. What is the source of this perennial
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