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"I’m not surprised that without any of that background information or context that voters would not support these changes."

Said Eileen Harrington, "former chairperson of the now-dissolved Task Force on Government Structure," quoted in "Madison voters widely support City Council term limits; reject full-time body, longer term lengths" (Wisconsin State Journal). [Harrington's] work prompted the advisory questions.... In a report to the council in early 2020, the task force concluded the current system is “fundamentally unfair,” particularly for people of color and low-income residents, and one that favors people with ...
Tags: Law, City Council, Madison, White Supremacy, Harrington, Wisconsin State Journal, CRT, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Mayor Dave, Critical Race Theory, Eileen Harrington, Dave Cieslewicz


Isn't this how to do Critical Race Theory? You always ask — about anything — Isn't it racist? That's the method.

Isn't it racist to require vaccination passports when so many Black citizens don't have government IDs? If you don't have ID, how can you prove it was you who got vaccinated?— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) April 1, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ids, Voting Rights, Scott Adams, Ann Althouse, Critical Race Theory, Post-coronavirus Culture


"I don’t like struggle sessions; I think critical race theory as it developed in the academy is intellectually rich, but some of the ways it’s been adapted by workplace diversity trainers..."

"... and education consultants seem risible.... The right-wing caricature of progressive public schools as pampered re-education camps is extremely far from my own family’s experience, but if any kids are being bullied and shamed for refusing to espouse social justice principles, even principles I agree with, that’s wrong. However, the claim that the right’s war on critical race theory doesn’t threaten academic freedom is also wrong. Consider what just happened in Idaho, where last week Boise St...
Tags: Law, Freedom, Idaho, Free Speech, Legislature, Goldberg, Michelle Goldberg, Boise State University, CRT, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Critical Race Theory


"Accompanying one original piece on the known facts, the NYT ran nine — nine! — separate stories about the incident as part of the narrative that this was an anti-Asian hate crime..."

"... fueled by white supremacy and/or misogyny. Not to be outdone, the WaPo ran sixteen separate stories on the incident as an anti-Asian white supremacist hate crime. Sixteen! One story for the facts; sixteen stories on how critical race theory would interpret the event regardless of the facts. For good measure, one of their columnists denounced reporting of law enforcement’s version of events in the newspaper, because it distracted attention from the 'real' motives. Today, the NYT ran yet anot...
Tags: Murder, Law, Journalism, Atlanta, Harvard, Affirmative Action, Trump, WaPo, Harvard College, Andrew Sullivan, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Critical Race Theory, Andrew Sullivan Substack Sullivan, Supreme Court Students for Fair Admissions Inc


"[I]t would appear that 'racist' means 'anything that a black person doesn’t like for some reason,' and we are to bow down and accept this..."

"... as post-Enlightenment, morally binding truth because black people have a hideous history. That is not a real discussion. It renders black people something less than human, in feigning that we are beyond serious critique. We are lying to one another and nervously hoping nobody will blow the whistle on what we are told to pretend is about 'social justice.' But lowering standards is not 'social justice,' nor is pretending that the standards have no value and calling for their elimination.... ...
Tags: Law, Racists, Georgetown, Sandra, John McWhorter, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Lawprofs, Critical Race Theory, Sandra Sellers, LSAT Sellers


"As [Christopher] Rufo sees it, critical race theory is a revolutionary program that replaces the Marxist categories of the bourgeois and the proletariat with racial groups..."

"... justifying discrimination against those deemed racial oppressors. His goal, ultimately, is to get the Supreme Court to rule that school and workplace trainings based on the doctrines of critical race theory violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act.... Rufo insists there are no free speech implications to what he’s trying to do. 'You have the freedom of speech as an individual, of course, but you don’t have the kind of entitlement to perpetuate that speech through public agencies,' he said. This s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Jackson, Free Speech, Christopher, CRENSHAW, Michelle Goldberg, Kimberle Crenshaw, Ann Althouse, Rufo, Employment Discrimination, Marxists, Critical Race Theory, Christopher Rufo, Justice Jackson


"For academics playing word games, this is fun. For gangs of 'woke' students — or Times employees, who have managed to 'cancel' a series of the paper’s top writers recently — it can produce a feeling of enormous power and self-importance."

"But if you’re Macron or any sensible European observer, seeing a United States in which playing the national anthem or displaying the flag is deemed 'offensive' and 'problematic,' in which professors are suspended or threatened for quoting Supreme Court opinions verbatim when they contain unapproved language and which has seen months of urban riots tearing apart some of America’s biggest cities, how could you not say 'no thanks'? By its fruit the tree is known, and the fruits of woke leftism ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, France, US, America, United States, Times, Ny Post, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Macron, Race And Education, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Critical Race Theory


Biden says: "The fact is systemic racism touches every facet of American life, and everyone — no matter your race or ethnicity — benefits when we build a more equitable America."

That's a tweet. I think it's unlikely that Biden wrote this himself. Has he internalized critical race theory ideology? I wonder if he even read this, and, if he read it, if he understood it. If he understood it, did he understand what it says about his own ascendancy in American political life? I don't see how he could possibly believe what he's tweeting and not feel certain that his presidency is a consequence of systemic racism. He did choose Kamala Harris as his Vice President, so maybe ...
Tags: Law, White House, America, Biden, Kamala Harris, Ann Althouse, Critical Race Theory, Biden rhetoric


The 12-foot-tall Chamberlin Rock — in the news these days as racist — is featured as a climbing destination at Mountain Project.

It's one of the "the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area" — "UW Madison Campus Bouldering" (click to enlarge and clarify): The route is marked:   There's "Chamberlin Rock East Arete": Sit start and work your way up the arete using holds on both sides of the corner. Top out. In my opinion this is the best problem on this rock.In the comments there: Found some more routes on this little boulder. Hang below the plaque and climb and top out at top left corner. If...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Sports, University, Conversation, Canada, Language, Geology, Wisconsin, Native Americans, Landscapes, WSJ, Cemeteries, University Of Wisconsin, Don, Abraham Lincoln


French President Macron accuses American media — with its critique of systemic racism — of legitimizing terrorism.

He spoke with Ben Smith of the NYT, who wrote: [Macron said] “When France was attacked five years ago, every nation in the world supported us.... So when I see, in that context, several newspapers which I believe are from countries that share our values — journalists who write in a country that is the heir to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution — when I see them legitimizing this violence, and saying that the heart of the problem is that France is racist and Islamophobic, then I say the ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Washington Post, France, Terrorism, Paris, Islam, Catholic, The New York Times, Ben Smith, Times, Smith, Marine Le Pen, Marianne, Macron, Ann Althouse


Asked to explain why he "end[ed] racial sensitivity training" in federal agencies, Trump should have been able to state clearly what Critical Race Theory is.

At the debate last night — transcript — Chris Wallace led by equating "racial sensitivity training" and "critical race theory" and tossed in "systemic racism":This month, your administration directed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory. Why did you decide to do that, to end racial sensitivity training? And do you believe that there is systemic racism in this country, sir?Trump began well:I ended it because it’s racist. But he...
Tags: Law, America, Ferguson, Biden, Debates, Trump, Chris Wallace, Scranton, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump rhetoric, Class Politics, Obama Biden, Order And Chaos, Critical Race Theory


The Trump administration's attack on "Critical Race Theory" is just HUAC 2.0

Early this month, the US Office of Management and Budget announced a crackdown on diversity trainings and other similar initiatives that acknowledged the existence of racism or privilege. The concept of "Critical Race Theory" was a particular target — despite the fact that, ya know, the First Amendment is supposed to prevent the government from…
Tags: Post, News, Marxism, Trump, US Office of Management and Budget, HUAC, McCarthyism, Frankfurt School, Critical Theory, Diversity Training, Critical Race Theory, Diversity Equity Inclusion, House Un-american Activities Committee


WH Budget Chief Calls For Feds To Sniff Out Un-American Diversity Training ‘Buzzwords’

Federal agencies should keep their ears out for “buzzwords” that indicate the presence of un-American diversity trainings, the White House budget chief said in an interview Tuesday. Russel Vought, the White House budget chief, on Friday that President Donald Trump had ordered him to sniff out and eliminate all diversity training sessions in the federal government that included discussions of critical race theory or white privilege, or that otherwise asserted that America or any given race (...
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, America, Donald Trump, Trump, American Public Health Association, Ben Domenech, Matt Shuham, Vought, Russell Vought, WH Budget, Critical Race Theory, Russel Vought, Camara Phyllis Jones


"I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency..."

"... with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues. I fear that a Congress with Democrats controlling both houses — almost certainly ensured by a Biden victory in November — would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation’s small 'd' democracy. That could include the abolition of the filibuster, creating an executive-legislative monolith of unlimited political power; an increase in the number of Supreme Court seats to ensure a liberal supermajority;...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Danielle Pletka, Critical Race Theory, Manhattan San Francisco, Green New Deal


"Thirty years ago one could reply, ‘So what,’ ‘laugh it off,’ ‘talk back,’ or some other cliched response."

"Today that’s impossible. If someone is guilty of hate speech they almost immediately apologize when it’s called to their attention. The social norm against hate speech is pretty firmly established."Said lawprof Richard Delgado, quoted in "The Deeply Pessimistic Intellectual Roots of Black Lives Matter, the '1619 Project' and Much Else in Woke America" (RCP). Much more at the link. I wanted to highlight Richard Delgado, who was a colleague of mine at the University of Wisconsin back in the days ...
Tags: Law, Free Speech, University Of Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, Donna Shalala, Critical Race Theory, Richard Delgado, Much Else in Woke America RCP


"The most effective way to combat racial discrimination..."

The most effective way to combat racial discrimination is to continually remind white people that they are inhuman demons who are beyond redemption. pic.twitter.com/WclBps4IKz— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) September 7, 2020 Meanwhile, at the New York Times, "More Than Ever, Trump Casts Himself as the Defender of White America" and the basis for that assertion is this:Trump Orders Purge of ‘Critical Race Theory‘ from Federal Agencies https://t.co/ygXcTXRHsQ via @BreitbartNews This is a sick...
Tags: Law, Nyt, Donald Trump, Mcgrath, Donald J Trump, White America, Ann Althouse, Critical Race Theory, Titania McGrath, New York Times More Than Ever Trump Casts Himself


Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Stop Funding Anti-Racism Trainings, Calling Them 'Un-American'

In another tacit admission that he believes American equates to whiteness, President Trump has ordered the cease and desist of any government funding for anti-racism federal training programs because they are “anti-American propaganda.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Trump, Tucker Carlson, White Privilege, Trump Administration, Trumps America, Critical Race Theory, Trump Orders Federal Agencies


"President Trump is moving to revamp federal agencies’ racial sensitivity trainings, casting some of them as 'divisive' and 'un-American'..."

WaPo reports, citing a new memo from White House Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought.Vought says OMB will instruct federal agencies to come up with a list of all contracts related to training sessions involving “white privilege” or “critical race theory,” and do everything possible within the law to cancel those contracts, the memo states.... He... refers to press reports that say federal employees “have been required to attend trainings where they are told that ‘virtually al...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Barack Obama, United States, Fox News, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Hart, WaPo, Carlson, OMB, White House Office of Management and Budget, Discovery Institute, Ann Althouse, Rufo, Racial Politics


What is the science behind the "white fragility" ideology that people are being pressured to internalize and not question?

I wondered as I began to read the long NYT Magazine article "‘White Fragility’ Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?/Robin DiAngelo’s best seller is giving white Americans a new way to talk about race. Do those conversations actually serve the cause of equality?" by Daniel Bergner.To leap into the text to find an answer to my question, I searched the page for "science." Look what I found instead of the science underlying the ideology:Borrowing from feminist scholarship and critical r...
Tags: Science, Law, America, Princeton, Columbia, Politics And Science, Femininity, Singleton, Paluck, DiAngelo, Donald Green, Rationality, Ann Althouse, Daniel Bergner, NYT Magazine, Robin DiAngelo


"Ever the good student, Jeong... absorbed a bastardized version of critical legal studies and critical race studies, both prevalent at Harvard Law."

"Those by now hoary theories portray the great traditions of Anglo-American jurisprudence as just a mystifying cover for illegitimate power. 'In law school,' Jeong writes in her Rolling Stone post, 'we learned that due process is what we get in lieu of justice. And what’s due process besides a series of rules that are meant to keep things as predictable as [f***ing] possible?' It would be salutary for Jeong to live for a while in a society without due process and where the workings of justice ar...
Tags: Law, Harvard, Rolling Stone, Sarah Jeong, Anglo, Harvard Law, Jeong, Ann Althouse, Mac Donald, Heather Mac Donald, Critical Legal Studies, Critical Race Theory