Monday, November 30, 2020

The 1619 Project? - Teach THIS to Students

Do you know what The 1619 Project is?

Watch this new PragerU video.

Why did a group of historians, almost all on the Left according to the speaker in this video, call The 1619 Project a "distortion of historical understanding by ideology"?

Watch this PragerU video presented by Wilfred Reilly, Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University.

Richland 2 - going, going, gone Woke

This article by Charles Fain Lehman in the November 30, 2020 Washington Free Beacon is a must-read! Titled "America's High Schools Go Woke", it contains many very familiar words - words often heard at Richland 2 school board meetings.

What words?

Racism. Injustice. Diversity. mandatory Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training  systemic racism. Racial bias. Insensitivity. Director of Diversity. 

Other words in the article got my attention and caused me to think of Richland 2 School District.

Critical Race Theory. Diversity consultancies (think Gloria Boutte). Racial discontent. The 1619 Project (still waiting for the District to reply to my question at the board meeting about the extent this is being taught in schools).

Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility is mentioned. I checked that out of the Richland Library, read a few pages and returned it. It has one good use - wrap the fish in it.

What's the REAL problem at Richland 2? There isn't any actual racism, except for all the talk about racism. They are creating a problem, so they can impose an expensive solution for it. This is the problem. The progressive influence on education. 

Get back to the basics.

Is Racism Dead?

Larry Elder SHUTS DOWN Racism. Really? Take time right now to listen and watch.

He opens with "Have you ever noticed some people search for racism, even when the alleged victim of racism doesn't believe he or she is a victim of racism?"

Toward the end of his show, he quotes Thomas Sowell.

"Racism is not dead, but it is on life support - kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as 'racists.'" 

Why was I reminded of a Richland County person who is insinuating that my complaints about her almost-official position on a school board are racially motivated?

Maybe she is viewing the world through race-tinted glasses. Thanks, Larry.