Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Borysenko steps in the controversy of "defining" what "critical race theory" really is (and isn't)


Leesburg, VA 2021/6 

I wanted to share a video by Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, where she explains her concern over a recent perception among some people that “critical race theory” is “anti-whiteness”, and that such a presentation actually encourages the kind of backlash that even contributes to incidents like January 6.

Saying “critical race theory is racist” does not equal saying “critical race theory is anti-white”. At one point, 14 minutes into the video, she makes an ambiguous complaint about Tim Pool. To me, "critical race theory" is a subset of "critical theory" which would suggest everyone "belongs" to groups they are accountable to and for, whether they want to or not. It is a collective, anti-individual-agency belief. Obama, remember, shrugged it all off in an interview. 

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