Next time you criticise or question a tenet of Critical Race Theory, notice how the "scholars" or advocates respond. They seldom defend their statements. Instead, they attack your identity and set up subtle, manipulative Kakfa Traps that render their ideas immune to criticism. 🧐
Once you spot it, it's less frustrating. Previously, you got the feeling: "I'm being manipulated, but I can't put my finger on HOW I'm being manipulated.” Then it's replaced with: "Well, that response doesn't address my question, and can be used to dismiss ANY disagreement."
Critical Race Theory is rife with these games & manipulations.

That might be why their "scholars (most obviously DiAngelo & Kendi) don't debate or even discuss their ideas in a public forum where they can be challenged.🤔
Perhaps, even subconciously, they know their ideas will be exposed as unscholarly, unscientific, unfalsafiable, and gibberish.

And so they hide.
Do real scholars hide? Did Socrates or Darwin hide? Did MLK or Malcolm X or Rosa Parks hide or Christopher Hitchens hide?

No. They put their ideas out there for the world to see. To criticize. They shined a light on their ideas.

Not so with CRT “scholars”. They hide.
Imagine the following exchange.

👩🏻 “White people are aliens from Mars.”

👨🏽 “I disagree. They are not from Mars.”

👩🏻 “Well, you are just saying that to preserve your privileged position.”
Now, all the sudden, the two of you are not discussing the validity of his assertion – whether white people might be from Mars.

Instead, you are now explaining/defending yourself about your alleged, unconscious motives.
You can’t win. You can’t even discuss. They are reading your mind and telling you your TRUE motives.

And their argument can apply to ANY statement of theirs you disagree with:

White people from Mars.🤔
The world is flat.😬
Donald Trump is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. ✝️😮
They summarily dismiss anything you say.

And yet, “Privilege-Preserving Epistemic Pushback” is a central tenet of CRT.

A gibberish assertion. Like many CRT assertions.

Reject it. It’s not scholarship.

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10 Oct
PM from a “POC”:

"This trick in your footnote has been used against me many times. I believed that because I'm not white, it would afford me some privilege & protection against such traps & logic. But my non-white identity could not win in the CRT framework. . . ."
". . . You describe it beautifully again.

You've helped me so much. Without seeing you breakdown CRT or Leftist manipulation, often what I'd have is a nagging suspicion, something in my gut that something is amiss—"what's going on here? . . "
“. . . You really helped me cross the threshold of confusion into revelation, ‘Ah hah! How clever, so that's what's really going on underneath all this.’ There has to be others out there that are making this same leap when encountering your messages.”
Read 8 tweets
10 Oct
Halfway through this piece of “scholarship”. If you can stomach reading it, this paper is a good example of how corrupt and unscientific “race scholarship” really is. They start with their conclusion (p. 302) and then work backwards to prove it. . . .…
Under the heading “data collection & analysis” they describe their (1) “data collection” and (2) “analysis”:

1. Watch two teachers in the classroom. Interview them.

2. Fit the teachers’ actions & interview statements into the scholar’s preconceived worldview.

The scholar selected two white teachers who, according to Black community members, had been particularly effective with Black students.

I'm afraid to read what comes next. Will she eviscerate these two teachers?

We'll find out.😬
Read 4 tweets
3 Oct
Don’t listen to FOX News, or MSNBC, or CNN. Don't even listen to The Woke Temple. Go read some of their ”scholarship” and decide for yourself.
Read the scholarship of Robin DiAngelo and see the sick, twisted world she lives in. It's not the world any of us live in -- Black or white.
Read the ideas of Ibram X. Kendi and then try to implement those ideas in the real world (something he never does in his book, not even a baby step).
Read 6 tweets
25 Sep
When making these memes, I often feel a twinge of guilt – that the memes are harsh & mean-spirited, even assholeish. After all, these scholars have devoted their lives to the subject. And I’m mocking their scholarship. [1]
Then I think: Perhaps the memes are mean. And perhaps they need to be mean. Even assholeish. Direct & honest. Race & racism are serious subject that deserve serious scholarship. And they’re not receiving serious scholarship. They’re getting quack scholarship, from ideologues. [2]
But I could live with bad scholarship. Even quack scholarship. We could discuss their scholarship, I could make my case, and in that discussion I wouldn’t get mean. I never get mean in good-faith discussions. [3]
Read 13 tweets
24 Sep
"Awful but less crazed".🤪

Well said.🧠

Old CRT: Awful
New CRT: Crazed

Below we'll insert a few examples of "crazed CRT".
Awful or Crazed?
Awful or Crazed?
Read 4 tweets
24 Sep
1. They have a policy. | 2. The policy is not creating equity. | 3. The policy is racist. | 4. They support this racist policy. | 5. They are racist. #AntiRacism #DrIbram
I struggle when making these memes. They’re kinduv assholeish. But they’re doing the work the scholar himself didn’t even do about his own ideas: exploring these ideas. So, I’ll live with the feeling of being assholeish. This is too important a subject to be left to these quacks.
I mean, they’re his words about his idea: “Every policy in every institution in every community in every nation is . . .”

That’s a bold assertion. And yet, in his book the “scholar” doesn’t even take the first baby step in exploring this assertion – just tosses it out there.
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