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Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 4:59am

This is a very interesting and nuanced conversation coming from different perspectives.  Yes it is long.  What I would suggest is that if you feel like it, you should watch and if you don't then you shouldn't cause facism or something.
 
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Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 3:43am

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George Soros, the mastermind behind BLM!     

This guy is just ranting. 

I have to ask: do you really expect any of us to watch the 40-60+ minute videos you're posting? This video is mercifully shorter but the speaker is guilty of sweeping the over-generalizations and bias that he accuses CRT supporters of. If you're going to post long videos, you might want to offer your own summaries of the videos' content


When you can't articulate your own position and can't be bothered to even summarise what the video is about so people can decide if they want to check it out.

 
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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 - 4:09pm

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George Soros, the mastermind behind BLM!     


This guy is just ranting. 

I have to ask: do you really expect any of us to watch the 40-60+ minute videos you're posting? This video is mercifully shorter but the speaker is guilty of sweeping the over-generalizations and bias that he accuses CRT supporters of. If you're going to post long videos, you might want to offer your own summaries of the videos' content


When you can't articulate your own position and can't be bothered to even summarise what the video is about so people can decide if they want to check it out.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 - 1:04pm

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The true awakening might not be what you think:
 


George Soros, the mastermind behind BLM!     

This guy is just ranting. 

I have to ask: do you really expect any of us to watch the 40-60+ minute videos you're posting? This video is mercifully shorter but the speaker is guilty of sweeping the over-generalizations and bias that he accuses CRT supporters of. If you're going to post long videos, you might want to offer your own summaries of the videos' content

I think we can all agree that racism still exists in America. Do you really think that people in positions of power and influence who hold racist attitudes are going to uniformly put their biases aside and refrain from acting on those attitudes while going about their daily lives? Please. Racism in America did begin or end with segregation laws or restrictions on voting rights. 

There is a broad spectrum of opinions about racism and how deeply it's embedded in American culture, just as there's a broad spectrum of critiques of CRT. From what I can tell, the more reasonable voices supporting CRT do not believe that all White people are racist and/or evil or that CRT is a Marxist-driven theory attacking capitalism. The father speaking at a public meeting about the lack of training teachers have when discussing matters of race and racism, but their involvement in those subjects has to happen when students display racism—like the students in Traverse City, MI who engaged in online virtual selling and trading of their fellow Black students. 

CRT is not a sign of the destruction of White culture in America. The attempt to paint it as such is pretty much the conjuring up of a new bogeyman by right-wing pundits and politicians. Before CRT the Threat to America was illegal immigration, political correctness, gay right/marriage, transgender athletes blah blah blah. 


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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 - 10:30am

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I have an e-subscription to The Atlantic. Just read an article coming out in the September issue called 'The Barn' by Wright Thompson. Required reading - if you can stand it.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 - 8:22am

I have an e-subscription to The Atlantic. Just read an article coming out in the September issue called 'The Barn' by Wright Thompson. Required reading - if you can stand it.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 - 4:31am

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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 - 3:59am

This man is speaking the truth, I just hope that he does not end up with the 2 bullet in the back of the head "suicide" like so many others.{#Stop}
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Posted: Jul 24, 2021 - 12:41pm

Religious Right Pushes Effort To Whitewash History and Restrict Teaching About Systemic Racism
This discourse around critical race theory appears designed to inflame racial resentment and mobilize conservative white voters for local, state, and federal elections—a goal shared by religious-right groups that have joined the anti-CRT propaganda blitz.

One enthusiastic participant is Intercessors for America, a network of pro-Trump self-described “prayer warriors” that was closely aligned with the Trump White House and Trump aide Paula White. This summer, the network’s leader, Dave Kuban, portrayed critical race theory in terms of spiritual warfare. IFA is also distributing a “Critical Race Theory Action Bundle” including a toolkit that encourages religious-right activists to run for their local school boards using critical race theory as a campaign theme.

That toolkit was produced by former Trump administration official Russ Vought and his Center for Renewing America organization. Vought also appeared on a June 17 IFA prayer call, where he talked about helping lead Trump administration efforts to ban critical race theory within the federal government, in part by identifying what he saw as suspicious buzzwords. “In this context, the words ‘anti-racism’ does not mean that you’re against racism. It means that you’re for racism,” he claimed. “It means that you’re for racial discrimination to deal with equity or disparities that you identify.”

But Kubal was not to be outdone. On his June 24 call, Kubal shared a “prophetic word” that he said “the Lord gave me for the nation at this time as we battle critical race theory.”

Kubal’s and Vought’s messages are evidence that “critical race theory” means both anything and nothing as used in the moral panic manufactured by right-wing political operatives and media outlets. During that June 24 call, Kubal described critical race theory as more than a school curriculum or human resources policies, calling it “an attitude and a mindset,” adding, “depending on your theology, you could call critical race theory a spiritual stronghold, you could call it a spirit that has been released upon our nation.”

He also gave the term an evil Marxist backstory. In Kubal’s telling, critical race theory is the grandchild of critical theory, developed by Marxists in the 1930s to “tear down objective truth” and pit people against each other. He said critical theory was transformed into critical legal theory in the 1970s by people who twisted Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of hope and “pivoted it to focus on the oppressed/oppressor paradigm that the critical theorists talked about 40 years before this.”

“Bringing the demonic Marxist theory into modern day is what critical legal theory did in the 1970s,” Kubal said, adding that critical race theory is “a worldview that relies on the idea that there are two categories of people—the oppressed vs. the oppressor,” with race as the “dividing force in people’s lives.”

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 1:28pm

I wake up to messages on social media from other Christians calling me a racist, communist, false teacher. Such messages have become as ordinary as my cup of coffee before morning prayer. I receive them because part of my work as a Christian theologian addresses issues of systemic injustice. I never imagined such work would be controversial. Racism­ — personal and societal — still affects the lives of people of color in the United States. Part of the Christian witness involves addressing this among a host of other maladies.

Nearly every Christian of color I know who addresses these issues has been subject to similar attacks, no matter the nuance of our argumentation or the sources we cite. I have been accused of believing that all white people are irredeemably racist and of seeing humans as only victims or oppressors. None of this is true, but that does not seem to matter. They call us “woke,” but the disdain with which they use that word makes it feel like a stand-in for deeper and more cutting insults.

I remain puzzled as to why discussions of racism and injustice stir up so much venom from fellow believers. They do not simply disagree. They are angry. Despite this hysteria, there is simply no theological or historical reason for Christians to hesitate over acknowledging structural racism.

When people point out bias or racism in structures (health care, housing, policing, employment practices), they are engaging in the most Christian of practices: naming and resisting sins, personal and collective. A Christian theology of human fallibility leads us to expect structural and personal injustice. It is in the texts we hold dear. So when Christians stand up against racialized oppression, they are not losing the plot; they are discovering an element of Christian faith and practice that has been with us since the beginning.

The Law of Moses says: “You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in their lawsuits. Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and those in the right, for I will not acquit the guilty. You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the officials, and subverts the cause of those who are in the right” (Exodus 23:6-8). The Hebrew Scriptures see the links between power, money and justice. Therefore when I read in modern scholarship depictions of the ways in which money subverts justice, I find a convergence of interests and a place for dialogue.

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus quoted the prophet Isaiah in his first agenda-setting sermon. He said that he had come to “set the oppressed free.” In Isaiah’s time and ours the oppressed are “the shattered ones,” those who have been broken apart by a life filled with exploitation. They are those who have not been given a fair shake, the victims of bribes, land grabs and economic disenfranchisement. Oppression is both spiritual and material. (...)

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 4:16am

The true awakening might not be what you think:
 
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Posted: Jul 19, 2021 - 7:29am

 
From a media standpoint, very impressed with Margaret Hoover here.{#Clap} McWhorter is the man for the job.
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Posted: Jul 14, 2021 - 4:13am

This is what two strong independent thinking grown men sound like trying to help their community:
 
 
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Posted: Jul 12, 2021 - 10:01am

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The same institutions are still in charge and are still bullshitting everyone to see what they want you to see.

And enough too many people still believe them.

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