Social Scientists whom have nothing better time than but to tell everyone why they are the way they are even if you don’t care to hear it. They are often referred to as the Philosophers of Nothingness. But they’ll pull out Facts from Books based on the Research of other Social Scientists when cornered. Yes, when they are Questioned.
But before I go any farther, MOST AMERICANS, have No Frigging Clue what Critical Race Theory is. Okay, let’s just cut out all the fat. Cut this on down to the true skeleton of these Three Words-Critical Race Theory is the Why Everyone Puts the Black Man Down! Or Keeping Him in His Place! There is no pretty way to write it. But most don’t have a Clue what it is or entails.
And sure. It focuses on Teaching in Schools, especially the Colleges. But it’s more just some smack or pretty jargon that Learned Folks put together in one Giant Meeting of Social Scientists in 1989.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) was officially organized in 1989, at the first annual Workshop on Critical Race Theory.
And here is the fancy way to write what it is if you are a Social Scientist-critical race theory (CRT), intellectual movement and loosely organized framework of legal analysis based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of colour. Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.
And that’s a whole lot of words that still are much easier said by my simplified explanation-Critical Race Theory is the Why Everyone Puts the Black Man Down! Or Keeping Him in His Place! Sorry. Ain’t no pretty way of saying it.
When you look for Cause and Effect Results, you have to start at the Beginning. Putting the Black Man Down could easily be argued that the Origins go back to the 1600s and the 1st Slaves put to work in America. But I have to move that farther down the Road in Time to the Great Depression where a lot of Keeping the Black Man Down took place. Times were Dark. Times were fearful. Times were such that Pro-White Groups sprang-up to put the White Man FIRST or AHEAD of the Black Man. Two Groups were the KKK, WOODSMEN OF THE WORLD, and yes, FREEMASONS as well.
But as one looks at those days. One must realize that you must look at how hard it was on everyone. And out if difficult times comes a hardened mind aligning oneself with what was accepted. And Blacks were simply not accepted as Equals to White Men. Let’s not lie about that. It’s the way things were. But going from Slavery until 1865 and that mindset still existing deep into the 1930s. The great many if Blacks even in WWII were not allowed into all Combat Units.
Many black American soldiers served their country with distinction during World War II. There were 125,000 African Americans who were overseas in World War II (6.25% of all abroad soldiers).
Because the military didn’t think African Americans were fit for combat or leadership positions, they were mostly relegated to labor and service units. Working as cooks and mechanics, building roads and ditches, and unloading supplies from trucks and airplanes were common tasks for Black soldiers. And for the few who did make officer rank, they could only lead other Black men.
Regardless of the region, at all the bases there were separate blood banks, hospitals or wards, medical staff, barracks and recreational facilities for Black soldiers. And white soldiers and local white residents routinely slurred and harassed them. But they fought too in WWII! And many choose to overlook this Fact! Just Browse these pics-
And how they were treated was a direct result or carryover from the Great Depression. But again, that can easily be shown as a Carryover from Slavery Itself. Doesn’t matter which War the American Black Man fought in. He still came back to a very different America than his White Counterpart.
And on June 19th, 1865 Blacks in Texas learned of their Freedom from Slavery. But Texas was not fully accepted back into the UNION until 1870. A full five years later. And in 1870, To combat this problem, Congress passed the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870. It says: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
“Previous Condition of Servitude”? Indentured Servants!
And slavery continued among the American Indians even after the Civil War.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.
And Today, the U.S. Supreme Court basically ripped this 1965 Voting Rights Law to shreds. And States are once again mounting Voting Laws that appear to be aimed at restricting or eliminating Blacks’s ability to be Heard in this Country as a Group or Single Voice.
But, the first formal meeting centered on critical race theory was the 1989 “New Developments in Critical Race Theory” workshop, an effort to connect the theoretical underpinnings of critical legal studies (CLS) to the day-to-day realities of American racial politics.
Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic movement of civil-rights scholars and activists in the United States who seek to critically examine U.S. law as it intersects with issues of race in the U.S. and to challenge mainstream American liberal approaches to racial justice. CRT examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism in the United States and, more recently, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
CRT originated in the mid 1970s in the writings of several American legal scholars, including Derrick Bell, Alan Freeman, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Richard Delgado, Cheryl Harris, Charles R. Lawrence III, Mari Matsuda, and Patricia J. Williams. It emerged as a movement by the 1980s, reworking theories of critical legal studies (CLS) with more focus on race. CRT is grounded in critical theory and draws from thinkers such as Antonio Gramsci, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and W. E. B. DuBois, as well as the Black Power, Chicano, and radical feminist movements from the 1960s and 1970s.
While critical race theorists do not all share the same beliefs, the basic tenets of CRT include that racism and disparate racial outcomes are the result of complex, changing and often subtle social and institutional dynamics rather than explicit and intentional prejudices on the part of individuals. CRT scholars also view race and white supremacy as an intersectional social construction which serves to uphold the interests of white people against those of marginalized communities at large. In the field of legal studies, CRT emphasizes that merely making laws colorblind on paper may not be enough to make the application of the laws colorblind; ostensibly colorblind laws can be applied in racially discriminatory ways. A key CRT concept is intersectionality, which emphasizes that race can intersect with other identities (such as gender and class) to produce complex combinations of power and disadvantage.
Congratulations! You now know more about Critical Race Theory than Most Americans. And it was a Brain Strain wasn’t it? But that Brain Strain isn’t over yet-
Academic critics of CRT argue that it relies on social constructionism, elevates storytelling over evidence and reason, rejects the concepts of truth and merit, and opposes liberalism. Since 2020, conservative lawmakers in the United States have sought to ban or restrict critical race theory instruction along with other anti-racism programs. Critics of these efforts say the lawmakers have poorly defined or misrepresented the tenets and importance of CRT and that the goal of the laws is to silence broader discussions of racism, equality, social justice, and the history of race. Since 2020, CRT has been seen as part of the culture wars in the political landscape of the United Kingdom and Australia as well.
Sure it was. But there’s no reason to Meet about something that Everyone already knows about. But the simpliest explanation is usually the one that is most Correct.
Critical Race Theory is the Why Everyone Puts the Black Man Down! Or Keeping Him in His Place! And the actual Time Period that all of this began is completely subjective to when you decide it began. Sure. You can spend a ton of time, weeks or years, of talking about all of this, but Everyone is guilty because Blind Ignorance is not an acceptable Justification for one’s actions. Just try it in Court. Doesn’t work. Won’t work. I’m an English Major in College and I learned a long time ago to strip out all the Flowery Words and get straight to the point. Tear out all signs that the Author is attempting to pull the reader a certain way or make the writing their personal. When reading, find the Subject and Verb and then add the rest. I hate reading a ton of Bullshit. But I hate Racial Inequalities as well.
2020 was a ball-breaker of a year for many Americans and tons of Businesses. Trump’s Bailout Program didn’t get used properly because too many are now Out of Business. This is a catastrophic disappointment for many. And everyone got to spend a ton of time re-evaluating what really is important and what can be set aside. It’s like Dale Carnegie Training of Living in Day-Tight Compartments that many did or learned to do and didn’t know it was taught. But no matter, everyone now know the Horrors of Blacks and the Black Community. We cannot stay Blind ever again. The Blinders are now removed and You, I, We have been shown. But how we move forward us extremely important.
Once everyone is treated equally, Critical Race Theory will leave. It will disappear. It will be removed from our minds. 1989-2021? Took that long for the Awakening?
Or was it George Floyd being Martyred? Confederate Statutes being torn down? See, the indifferences started long before the Civil War. But very present after the Civil War.
And make No Mistake, America has awoken to Equal Rights and Equal Treatment for All People. Blacks are truly our Brothers and Sisters. America has been awakened. The Sleeping Giant is awake. But let’s be real. Hispanics and Indians and Native Americans and Orientals are Our Brothers and Sisters too. All are now on Equal Ground.
And we will never Un-Waken!
My books, A Panther’s Father Book Series are heavily ladened with Black History and Black Metaphors. They are unique Stories that are some Factual and some folklore. But I wanted my Black Friends to know I did try to awaken the White Man to so much and to Proud-Up the Black Man…and help heal the Wrong.
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