Unthinking Majority wrote:You're well aware this isn't true. I've never heard of a teacher proudly switching out a textbook. The reason was moral and political.
Her emotional state is irrelevant. Her motives are irrelevant. The fact is that this is only censorship if you define curriculum changes as censorship, in which case, all teachers are constantly censoring books.
I'm not trying to equate the 2 cases. Obviously conservatives using laws to ban things for political reasons is more serious than an individual teacher or dept moralizing curriculum.
I did not think you had.
But I will admit that this was a good opportunity to highlight the vast and radical differences between the two cases. One is censorship and one is not.
In public schools I think it's fine to talk about obvious cases of systemic racism from history (holocaust, slavery), just don't teach it trying to indoctrinate students with some kind of activist spin on things, the same with current events.
The whole CRT and systemic racism ban is stupid. What we should be worried about is more what I'm saying, which is political activism by public school teachers and curriculum, regardless of ideology of the teacher.
All curricula are political. There is no purely objective and purely balanced way of teaching. A lot of it is unconscious or implicit, instead of overt political teachings, but it is still always there.
Even the more objective things, like hard sciences and math, will have politics in their teaching even if they do not have any in the subject matter itself.
Gardener wrote:You have ducked teh question serveral times.
If it was a loaded question based on an incorrect caricature of CRT, I probably ignored it and explained it how it was based on a caricature.
Please repeat your question, if you wish.
How can I prove a negative ? It is down to YOU - as a proponent of CFH - to provide supporting evidence of the core beliefs of CRH. (for example, what evidence can you provide to show that disparities between Black performance and White performance is down to racism, as opposed to - say - culture and upbringing ? )
It is easy to prove a negative. I can, for example, prove I did not kill Adolf Hitler by showing that I was not born at the time.
Please provide evidence that CRT is incorrect. Thank you.
Why should I do that, when I never made that claim ? I repeat my earlier challenge: provide proof that social differences are caused by racism ?
Then please clarify your argument. Thank you.
Gardener wrote:That merely suggests that it is WEALTH that can cause inequality of outcome, and NOT that it is race !
In reality, it is both.
Plus, race also effects wealth, so it is race, and wealth, and race affecting wealth, and a few other factors.