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In 100 pages or less?

I have no idea but I'm hearing more and more about it every day - probably from people who are equally clueless but don't realize or don't care that they are. I've looked it up and I think you need a Sociology degree to even understand the descriptions. And I know the people who are so triggered by it didn't study Sociology, if they studied anything at all.

Or is it just one of those scare words like "socialism" that people throw around to mean whatever they damn well want it to mean?
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Critical theories are retelling and refocusing deep stories from the perspective of those who have been historically overlooked. Conservatives hate it because it starts with systems and power structures dominated by White Men and not on the flaws of the individual members of minority groups. It does have some individual extremist and some poor scholarship.
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So we should look at Jim Crow laws only as inconveniences that are gone now but not at the terror of living under them and zoning restrictions, banking laws and employment discrimination as community-building exercises that those darned colored people managed to screw up and it's their own damned fault that selling crack pays better than McDonalds?
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The scene: An American Legion Memorial Day ceremony in Akron, OH;

The speaker: (White) retired Colonel and history buff telling the story of the unofficial first Memorial Day when freed slaves dug up a mass grave of Union soldiers, gave them all "decent burials" and thereafter held a memorial and had a parade to commemorate the day. The American Legion people, being American Legion people, cut his mic.

https://amp.beaconjournal.com/amp/7508217002

The speech starts at 46:30, the story starts at 49:00 (Speaker danger when the sound comes back on! It's very loud.)

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Kinda funny, I just happen to be reading right now about prehistoric Japan and how Japanese archeologists say that commonalities between things they dig up and things Korean archeologists dig up are evidence that Japanese cavemen conquered Korean cavemen. And the Koreans say, "No, no, no. It's evidence that K-cavemen conquered J-cavemen," when the truth might be that the two societies traded between each other, considering that there were land bridges there at the time and there's no evidence that they ever fought. But both sides have to have their own stories and they're stickin' with 'em, by golly.

In the end, it doesn't really make any difference how the two connected but the different stories do reinforce the two countries' long-standing dislike for each other. Same with White America's rejection of Black Americans' side of the story. We know where we've ended up (so far) and we know that there are two perspectives on how we got here. And it doesn't really matter which version is true, if they both are, or if neither one is. But it seems like we'd be better off if we know both sides of the story, because the truth is probably somewhere in between the two, or more likely, a combination of them.
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breaking the rule here:
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Truth.

The correct answer is: "c. I have no idea."

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I don't know whether to call these people brainwashed idiots or congratulate them on their ten year-olds getting into law school.

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This meme sums it up.
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Love my obscure social scientist so I'm stealing this from Hannah Arendt. Regular people would rather be involved in some grand or a great task than deal with the everyday problems of life.
Prep your speech, make your sign, buy a few Tee shirts and go act a fool at the school board meeting because tomorrow its back to work and back to the burbs.
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Agreed.

Thoreau said, "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation."

This allows a small group to ignore that reality. However short the time is for that involvement.
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I just gained a ton of respect for Gen. Milley. It's about knowledge and Republican efforts to outlaw it.

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Interesting perspective from Gen. Milley.

During the McCarthy era the famous news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow was accused by McCarthy of being a communist because of a book he was given by a socialist. I thought this was the relevant part of his response.
I believed years ago and I believe today that mature Americans can engage in conversation and controversy the clash of ideas, with Communists anywhere in the world without becoming contaminated or converted. I believe that our faith, our conviction, our determination are stronger than theirs and that we can successfully compete, not only in the area of bombs but in the area of ideas.
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So much for supporting the troops.
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Defund the military!

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People fighting against indoctrination by demanding centralized and sanitized education. --:--
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You'd think "the party that freed the slaves" would want people to know more about its heroic actions, not less.
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More idiocy from Gaetz.

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