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A superb video dissection of critical race theory

Last September President Trump issued an executive order which banned instruction in critical race theory in government agencies and institutions which had federal contracts. He wanted to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping. On his first day in office, President Biden revoked that order. Not only that, he turbocharged critical race theory by […]

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Is the tide turning against critical race theory?

Those invested in human dignity and the stability of Western societies have no doubt followed with interest the fashion known as critical race theory (CRT). Author James Lindsay, who has studied and written prolifically on the topic, explains that according to CRT: race is a political construction that was invented by white people to give […]

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Is America irredeemably racist? Lawyers battle over ‘critical race theory’

As recently as last summer, few people outside academia had heard of critical race theory, whose central claim is that racism, not liberty, is the founding value and guiding vision of American society. Then, President Trump issued an executive order last September banning the teaching of this “malign ideology” to federal employees and federal contractors. […]

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Disney’s bosses are a bunch of Muppets promoting ‘critical race theory’

What’s woke this week? Disney slapped an “offensive content” label on The Muppet Show, and ensured that the Jim Henson classic can only be seen using an adult account on Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus. A disclaimer now appears when viewers attempt to watch the show: “This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people […]

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Trump’s ban on Critical Race Theory, explained

With the November election just around the corner, it’s only to be expected that President Trump would seek to rally conservative voters and drive his supporters to the polls. So, when his administration, on September 4, instructed the federal government to eliminate all training in “Critical Race Theory,” some thought it was just a red-meat […]

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How to think about ‘institutional racism’

Not everyone who uses the term “institutional racism” is a fan of Critical Race Theory.  But almost everyone who uses the term is careless.  The term is highly effective for invective and for virtue signaling, but not very useful for analysis. What’s “institutional” about institutional racism?  How is it different from ordinary racism?  One way […]