Critical breed theory has pissed off everything, often for the wrong reasons – so here’s a breakdown of what it is, what it isn’t, and where it should be applied … courtesy of Michael Eric Dyson.
The esteemed scholar and author did some sort of PSA with us on Monday on “TMZ Live” about this burning issue that is literally rocking the election, as we just saw during the gubernatorial race of Virginie a week ago. The problem – people seem to be misinformed about it.
You can find a number of interviews where people who claim to hate CRT can’t actually express what it is. That … or they think it all comes down to making white children feel guilty as innate oppressors / racists – and seeing black children as perpetual victims, even today.
Michael says it’s a far cry from what CRT is, and certainly not what is taught in schools right now. You have to watch how he explains it, because it’s nuanced and it might take a few listenings to really understand what he means here.
First, he insists that critical race theory is something that is discussed and studied at the college level – and nowhere is elementary school children taught.
What he says IS taught to kids – or at least what some districts are trying to do – is a retooling of the history curriculum that includes more of the roles African Americans and other POCs have played in making the country. what he is. today.
If this type of conversation is something parents still dread, even after understanding the distinctions – well, that’s a whole different debate … but in Mr. Dyson’s eyes, it’s not radical. .and all it takes is some empathy and understanding.
Michael addresses these issues and more in his new book, “Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America” – but he dismisses the idea that advocates of the expanded history agenda want kids to feel guilty about everything.
However, he recognizes that not all of these topics are user-friendly and will require whites to examine their privileges and act consciously if the nation is to achieve true fairness.
Ding ding ding !!! Professor Dyson’s class is now in session.