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 […]
Critical, race and theory are three words that have been lighting up media outlets across the United States. A debate that began among cultural pundits has now broken out into the national spotlight, as parents confront school district boards about the impact these ideas are having on their children.
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 […]
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. […]
Last week the New York Times resurfaced a notorious racial profiling incident that took place in 2018 at Smith College, in Northhampton, Massachusetts. The story has struck a chord globally because of the light it sheds on the race struggle underway in the United States—a struggle now rippling across the Western world. Smith College is […]
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 […]
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 […]
If there’s a lesson we can learn from Disney of late, it’s this: wokeness is a bottomless pit — its appetite can never be satisfied. I’ve previously written about Disney’s attempt to purify its film canon by slapping “offensive content” labels on classics like The Muppet Show, The Aristocats, Dumbo, and Peter Pan. I’ve also […]
For its many fans all over the world, “Dark” is a marvelous distraction from the unsettling era many of us are living in, an era of global pandemics, burning cities, political anarchy, widespread media censorship, election meddling by tech elites, and more.
Disdain for fundamental biological facts is part of its anti-Darwinian outlook
For 25 years or more, the humanities have been in thrall to post-modernist Theory. Now its empire seems to be breaking up.
The mediaevals didn’t believe in a flat earth; the Galileo affair was a
beat-up; and missionaries were great scientists. Any other questions
about the conflict between religion and science?
There is a woke choke gripping Manhattan’s elite schools. Teachers are being sacked for their failure to uphold critical race theory; wealthy parents are threatening donation boycotts; some are simply giving up and removing their children from schools altogether.
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 […]
This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll’s famous novel about Alice’s absurd adventures in a world of upended logic. Amongst her many memorable conversations is this one with the White Queen: “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. […]