This week, we’ll cover the left’s claim that they are teaching “history.” …
In fact, the precise objection to critical race theory is that it doesn’t include anything resembling “facts.” Instead, it’s wacko conspiracy theories dreamed up by the stupidest people in academia to justify their “diversity” jobs.
The primer for the CRT nonsense is The New York Times’ idiotic “1619 Project,” which holds that slavery in America is the single most important event in the history of the world! Yes, apparently, America was founded on slavery; the reason Americans fought the Revolutionary War was to protect slavery; the engine of our prosperity is slavery; the cause of black suffering to this day (and those low SAT scores) is slavery. …
Upon the Times‘ publication of this hastily assembled paper out of the Black Studies Department, dozens of actual historians — across the political spectrum — rebuked the Times for printing ahistorical gibberish. Among the first historians to object were 12 Civil War historians, who wrote a joint letter to the Times, politely correcting some of the wildest claims of the “1619 Project.” Absolutely devoted to historical accuracy and open dialogue, the Times responded by refusing to print their letter. The 1619 Project — with the Times’ imprimatur — was promptly distributed to schools throughout the nation, where it is taught today.
Although most of K-12 education is dedicated to reliving slavery, it would be unfair to say that it’s all that’s taught. There’s also Jim Crow, Selma, Rosa Parks, Little Rock, Emmett Till, redlining, John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Black Girl Magic.
Also, Christopher Columbus was a terrorist, European settlers committed genocide against “Indigenous Peoples,” everything whites have accomplished they stole from People of Color, and so on. …
Ann suggests a better curriculum:
I have some “actual facts about history” that ought to be taught. …
Slavery has existed everywhere — practiced with most enthusiasm, brutality and longevity (13 centuries) by the Arabs. Barbary pirates kidnapped more than a million white European slaves from captured ships — as well as directly off the streets of European ports. Nearly a century before Columbus set sail, Arab traders had brought back 4 million slaves from West Africa …
The descendants of those slaves aren’t getting affirmative action at the Moorish Harvard or given preference for a seat on the Islamic Supreme Court. Among other reasons, the vast majority of their ancestors were castrated and murdered.
On the “intersectionality” front, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole all had African slaves. The Trail of Tears is littered with black slaves — those who were not shipped ahead of their Indian masters to await them in Oklahoma.
Slavery still exists today in many, many parts of the world — especially Africa. …
1. Why did slavery end so much sooner in white Christian countries?
2. Are countries run by Muslims, Buddhists or voodoo doctors more or less likely to recognize human rights than Christian nations?
3. Why would your teachers refuse to tell you about slavery among the “Indigenous” peoples?
4. A Smithsonian magazine article about the Trail of Tears is titled, “How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative.” What’s the “narrative”?
5. In your other readings, have you found that the sins of whites and Christians are comically exaggerated, while those of nonwhites and non-Christians are buried in a lead casket and dropped in the middle of the sea?
The narrative people have taken over and displaced facts with the their self-serving narratives. They are obsessed with race, because their strategy for getting elected is to win all the non-white votes — especially those of blacks, by offering them privileges and making them feel good. Hence their “history” narrative.
But now that their coalition of the fringes electoral strategy is blowing up in their faces in the US — with the recent defection of most hispanics to the white camp — they might abandon the whole identity polics nonsense over the next decade. Maybe they will go back to proposing policies that improve everyone’s lives, for instance. Here’s hoping. Or may be they will just abandon democracy instead — yes, that seems much easier than changing their minds.
Imagine teaching that only whites are racist, non-whites are never racist, and that racism is whites being unfair to blacks. That was what Whoopi Goldberg was trying to pull over on us:
How embarrassing! According to them, Hitler wasn’t a racist.