with Charles Love and Donique Rolle
Correcting structural problems is noble and necessary work. I am talking about personal values that help individuals succeed in reasonably fair environments where others have succeeded previously.
Your distinction between African American History / Studies notwithstanding what you don't get is that it doesn't make a damn difference. What does matter is that anyone and everyone feeling anguished in either case is invited by DeSatan's Stop WOKE Act to use the court for fun and profit at your expense.
On another black history topic, I'd like to put in a plug for a new museum going up in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. As you might know Mound Bayou was founded after the Civil War by black people. It became very successful, especially in the cotton industry. Booker T. Washington called it his favorite city because it showcased what black people can achieve if whites will get out of their way. The town eventually faded due to various factors.
Local people are developing the Mound Bayou Museum of African American Culture and History.
It's in a donated school building and the organizers have already gotten two excellent -- disturbing to white people like us -- exhibits. We got a tour last spring and were really excited to hear their plans and see what they've gotten done so far. It's a great story.
Mound Bayou, the Museum and Booker T. Washington seem to fit the general thread of Glenn's programs. Interviews with the organizers would be a good addition to the converstations.
It seems to me that CRT is saying that the biggest determinant in one's life is one's race. I would agree that race is a very important issue, but It seems to me that one's values are the most important determinant in one's life. If one truly values education, hard work, family, honesty, modesty, thrift, and aspiration, one has an excellent chance of "succeeding" in our society no matter what the race. It may be easier for whites, but others with these values can flourish.
How about getting Chris Rufo on the podcast to discuss DEI and CRT?
I enjoyed the discussion. Both Charles and Donique are a breath of fresh air.
I was surprised (disappointed) that there was no mention/discussion of the Woodson Foundation's K-12 black history and character curriculum. https://woodsoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Woodson-Center-Curriculum-Downloads-web.pdf
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IMO the very concept of race has no more validity than does astrology. Our societal problem is that racism IS real and IMO it occurs because America has marinated in the false idea that race is a real concept for 5 centuries.
Teach the historical facts, teach that the idea of race is complete B.S., teach how racism today harms everyone, and teach how our use of dog-whistle words perpetuate the false idea that race is a valid concept.
We have have ancestry, most of us can point to other places in the world. That's factual. Let's honor those facts and not let them be new code words for a B.S. concept.