Understanding Our Present — CRT: Part II

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In Part I, I provided a bit of the history of racism in the U.S., how it started and how it has expanded and morphed through the centuries. Today, I want to talk a bit more at length about Critical Race Theory, the facts vs the rhetoric we’ve all been hearing from certain politicians and the likes of Fox ‘News’.

Critical Race Theory (CRT) proposes that racism is systemic, that it is built into our very foundations and institutions, for it has been a part of the “American Way” since the first white settlers landed on the Eastern shores of this nation. Contrary to what you have heard by people such as Tucker Carlson, CRT is NOT taught in elementary nor secondary schools today, though I would argue vehemently that it should be. If we teach our children only half of the story, then we are painting a picture of…

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