Sse Goodguy with another minisession,
a teenie tiny blessin’
from Being Black on Earth, the podcast
Critical Race Theory?
What is it? I can’t tell you
because it’s banned. It can’t be taught in schools
along with the 1619 Project. I live in Florida where the GOP Gov. and Hobbit, Ron Desantis, wants kids to learn about
racism the old fashion way…
In school, but not from a textbook
like black men, black history is also violent
I find it ironic that importing Communist ideas
curl, because Communist China
imports half a trillion dollars in goods
annually to the U.S.
And that the United States
is Chicomm’s largest trading partner.
Imports from China make up 20% of all
Go Communism. Oh! Wait! No!
We hate Communism
or is that just Marxism
or maybe it’s just the ideas.
We hate the ideas, love the bedsheets.
Critical Race Theory! We should talk about it
because it’s trending right now
This is my podcast
and I need your attention.
First of all,
Critical Race Theory – CRT or Crit for short
is not being taught in schools.
How do I know?
because it is like teaching tort law to third graders.
Can you say that 3x fast?
Even lawyers don’t understand tort law.
Critical Race Theory is a university subject;
It’s typically studied by law students.
In order to properly study CRT, you’d have to be well-read
on a number of subjects including
constitutional law, economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy and history.
That would be world history, U.S. history
and yes! That does include African American history –
to coin a term.
Actually, I didn’t make that term up. African American history
is already a thing.
I just tried to slip that by
because I figured most Americans don’t even know
“the Blacks” had a history.
Well, we do
and it’s awesome! So, awesome in fact
that it’s taught at universities.
Critical Race Theory is not diversity and inclusion
You can’t see me
because I’m invisible,
but I’m making air quotes
behind your back
To signify that Critical Race Theory is NOT
In other words your
Developmental reading teacher
does not have the time, the mental/emotional bandwidth
Or the inclination to learn
all that goes into
the PRACTICE of Critical Race Theory.
And it can’t be taught in
a two hours too long
Zoom workshop for recertification credit hours.
So Cut The Bullshit.
Whatever Critical Race Theory is,
don’t have to worry about it because
just like a grammy winning,
you’ve never seen it.
It isn’t being taught in any public school
isn’t being indoctrinated at daycare.
I can assure you.
Critical Race Theory
is the practice of
interrogating the role of race
in the society
that emerged in the legal academy
and spread to other fields
of scholarship. If you like the way I worded that
it’s because I stay up all night; then, Googled it a few minutes ago
the bobolis out there want to throw words at you
and Frankfurt school,
because they are sadists
And they hope that those big words
and welts that spell out Commie
the Great American Villain
McCarthy era mcguffin
and the bad guys
80s Action Movie.
All of Them (with a capital Th-)
and Jordan Peterson (all lowercase)
want you to know that
and they murdered
These murders weren’t the result of greedy,
as one might think
and pretty much
most of the time governments murder. No,
this time it’s the ideology alone; it infects
the mind and
makes you want to provide good education
and free healthcare. Communism, in addition
to allegedly killing a 100 million people,
That’s way way more than Covid,
Possibly less than the Bubonic Plague
And about as much as Capitalism
Being that Communists blow brains out
or starve you to death
Work you to the bone
Then watch you die from
Too many dollar menu cheeseburgers
And Lack of affordable healthcare
Did you know
Communist countries lead the world
in health outcomes,
and women’s education.
Now hold on to Momma,
I’m going to toss a morbid fact at you
Doesn’t that make you sad?
Two general areas with no specifics
Well, let me apologize in advance
because what I am about to say
will indubitably make you
despite living in a 1st world country
have a lower expectancy of achieving maturity
than the people of many third world countries,
That includes China and parts of India.
Damn man! The one time we’re early for something
and it’s death. Enough about Communism.
Critical Race Theory
has about as much to do with Communism
as a tuna casserole has to do with a black family reunion.
You can bring it ,
but you can also take it with you
when you leave. Black people aren’t
As frightened by Communism as Wypipo
appear to be
and the reasons for this are too complicated
and lengthy to explain
in just one episode;
so, I’ll try to sum it up in one word…
European Whites been kicking our ass for about
500 hundred years
and American whitey had Black folks in the gulag
for about 100 years before
any Communist countries
They just called it a plantation.
Sounds better than
but they’re the same goddamn thing
Instead of housing political prisoners and criminals
Plantations were run by politicians and criminals.
Derek Bell, the first Black man to
become a tenured law professor
at Harvard Uni,
in the 70s,
developed Critical Race Theory
along with other scholars,
activists and legal scholars
over a period of time
as he observed
monumental Civil Rights Acts being eroded
or undermined such as
Brown vs The Board of Education
and the Fair Housing Act of 1968
Mostly by apathy in punishing violations
And counteracting the State level legislature.
Bell had a reputation
He was known as a wild man
A radical for crazy ideas like
Tenured professor positions for women
and other minorities,
providing lunch for his students
And teaching by talking with them
Instead of at them
Even Barack Obama, during his 1st presidency
was called to task
Because once while Obama was a student at Harvard,
he spoke to Bell… *gasp*
And It gets worse… worse you say,
Yes! In 1990,
during a Harvard rally, the former 2x President
introduced Bell as guest speaker and
When Bell approached the stage
The husband of America’s First Black First lady
Hugged Professor Bell. Hmmm…
I’ll be straight up witcha, Derek Bell did not trust Whitey
and he was quite vocal about it.
Bell had observed a phenomenon that he called, Interest Convergence or Material
which are just big words
that most of us can
betray with a look.
You know that look
you get when your kids offers to get you something
from the refrigerator,
Then you realize
It’s only because
want something from the refrigerator
and their mother has already told them
for the third time to stay out
of the refrigerator. That look!
When your baby-mother has suspiciously called you three days in a row
Just to say
and not one of those conversations ended with you wishing a meteor would fall from the sky
then shadow creatures from the movie Ghost tackle her lingering spirit
and carry it into the pits of hell
she’s actually being nice –
That’s the look you get when
you sense Interest convergence is afoot
That’s the look Derek Bell had on his face every time he was in the presence of a well-meaning wypipo.
It basically describes the tendency of someone
to do something nice,
not because it’s the right thing to do,
but because they get something that they want
out of it.
Bell deduced that this is the reason Civil Rights Bills were suddenly shuttled along so quickly
After the movement remained so long under the radar
For this reason many Conservative accused Bell
of being anti-white.
To which I only have one question:
If you’re anti-white
Does that by default
Make you pro-black?
To which I say
You win some; you lose some. Interest convergence
is actually the 2nd tenet of CRT. The first
cuts through the malarkey
and keeps right on cutting
until it gets
to the chase,
This tenet claims that America is a racist country
The third tenet
asserts Race as merely a social construction,
we don’t care what you heard on SaNeterTV.
(and science agrees)
that it is the society that created race
and attempts to attribute permanent traits where
there are none.
We’re just different shades of human
If white society can create races, they can also manipulate races by inventing new ones, changing terms or
just making race disappear altogether
like they did with Eddie Murphy’s career,
conscious rap (damn! I miss that genre)
and 90s Black sitcoms. I hate blackish.
I’ll skip 4 and go right to five
So I can say… Kimberle Crenshaw,
Kimberle Crenshaw the two most married words
in the English language.
In addition to having a euphonious name black feminist
and scholar Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term, Intersectionality, in 1989.
Think of Intersectionality
as the Bingo Game of socio political identity,
except race is not a game. It’s not a game! These crackas ain’t playing no games out here!
Oh my god! I don’t know what just happened there.
Intersectionality is a complex concept that has a beautiful symmetry of neatly stacked oppression.
It basically tracks
all the ways
a single individual is layered
within a society that
and other contrived identifiers over the other.
For example, I am a cis het Black man.
This indicates that in this society
I won’t experience gender or sex descrimination;
However, I may experience race descrimination.
To demonstrate how feckin schizophrenic this society is,
Pretend as if White Supremacy was a
pre-Apocalypse Role Playing game,
I also get points for being tall,
(as opposed to dark),
and the son of an immigrant.
That means that when it comes to job interviews I get to roll 20-sided die with +2 modifier.
In social situations
I tend to fare better than my
cis het Black Male counterparts
because I am not dark
and though I may be black,
since my mother is West Indian,
I’m not “really” Black.
I know it sounds ridiculous… because it is!
Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop it from being true.
But hey! I didn’t invent this shit. Actually Benjamin Franklin did. And if you don’t believe me,
he must’ve been drunk enough
because he didn’t just think about it
he actually wrote it down
and put in a letter
and he actually mailed.
If you’re Conservative and white,
want to be white
or are leaning towards
and you’re not pissed about Critical Race Theory just yet,
Microaggressions! This was not Derek Bell’s discovery, however. The term was coined by Harvard psychiatrist Chester Pierce. Before we learned the high falutin fancy word for it,
We had our phrase for it.
we just called it ‘Playing Too Much’
and in the colloquialism of today’s young people,
it has deepened to,
“You got me fucked up”,
which means you are engaging in brief and commonplace
daily verbal, behavioral or environmental slights,
whether intentional or unintentional,
that communicate hostile,
or negative attitudes
toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups…
and you ‘bout ta getcha ass beat.
So, don’t do those.
That’s pretty much CRT in a nutshell. Please don’t go around telling anyone that you are a Critical Race Theorist
because you listened to this podcast.
At the very least read the book,
Critical Race Theory
by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic,
then the books that Derek Bell wrote
and definitely read, Intersectionality
by Kimberle Crenshaw and then…
you still shut the hell up because
you don’t know anything until you’ve boned up on your comprehensive and comparative American history,
sociology and economics. Then after about five years, you may be able to say that you know
how to be critical about race…
So, I imagine that you’re asking me in head,
She, if this is critical race theory
and it’s a legal studies framework
only taught in universities
and studied by law students, what are these boboli Conservative breying about?
if it’s been knocking around for over 50 years,
Why are they crowing about it now?
I have spent a lot of time thinking about this lately. I do have a few words of wisdom…
to it simply…
Whitey gonna white…
How dare I be so crass around such a sensitive topic as the arbitrary complexion of the human epidermis.
what is happening is
Due the repressive nature of bigotry in this country,
the highly ensconced beliefs around race,
gender, and sexuality,
the propensity for violence,
especially punitive violence
all of that juxtaposed against
conviction and a yearning for freedom and freedom of expression, written into the
Constitution and hearts of Americans,
there will continue to be
every few generations
advents of exuberant cultural reform.
Evidenced first by
The Revolutionary War of 1776,
The Abolitionist Movement of the late 18th century,
also the Back To Africa Movement of that same time. Reconstruction Era 1865-77,
The New Negro Movement 1919,
Women’s Suffrage 1920,
The Harlem Renaissance,
The Civil Rights Movement, The Feminist Movement.
Each era had its poetry and prose, plays, movies and music that it moved to and was moved by.
In terms of the race issue,
what some have called The Race Problem,
Africans were dragged here kicking and screaming and I dare say, we’ve never stopped.
We fought to prove that we are not objects
Or beasts to be bought and sold
but people, we shouted
until we could no longer be ignored.
They had to integrate our humanity with theirs.
Then we fought to prove that
we had ideas,
ingenuity and a voice with something to say.
If we were going to be here and not back in Africa,
then we are Americans, too gods damn it!
They could no longer ignore our contributions.
They had to recognize and integrate our citizenry.
With our humanity and citizenry held in place
by solid amendments to a living contract;
we have to depend on stolid justice to hold it in place.
If we aren’t vigilant,
our station could slip right past those sharp, white teeth,
back into the bowels of tyranny.
Like Black schools,
and Black neighborhoods
our Black history remains separate
We kick and scream to have our voice heard
and our histories told
as we experienced them
not as told to us
or for us.
As in times past,
our acceptance into the whole of America
They are fighting against integration, the “race-mixing” of our American story.
Therefore as a united America, we lift our voice and say…
Move, bitch! Get out of the way! Get out of the way!
What we are actually witnessing
is a roll out of DI or DEI programs
NOT Critical Race Theory.
DEI is as cool as it sounds;
It stands for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
They may have different acronyms,
but they all serve the same function
and I think the name is self-explanatory.
Unlike Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police.
The branding on this one is spot on.
You don’t have to be “Woke” to get it
or even fully sober. flip
It’s a program designed to enfuse
a healthy respect for diversity, ensure everyone is being treated with equity,
is safe and included.
And just so you don’t get the wrong idea,
these programs are geared toward minorities,
since they are statistically subjected to racial/gender bias
and adversely affected by race & gender disparities;
However, it doesn’t exclude wypipo.
So, what does DI or DEI do, you ask?
As in what is a day in the life of DI or DEI coordinator?
Mostly, they sit in front of a computer or some smart device reading angry emails from parents who believe that they are spies for the Chinese government sent to indoctrinate
their children into the wise ways of
developing socialist programs
and masterminding the creation of widespread famine.
But once they’re done with that,
they go out and actually talk to students,
teachers and staff.
They make sure
that any and all reports of racist language
and behavior is being addressed.
They make sure students who may be
struggling with reading and math proficiency
are getting extra help.
They verify that underrepresented students are also learning
about the meaningful contributions of
replacing the plays of Shakespeare with the prose of James Baldwin
or expounding on spectacular events like the Great Migration,
Which chronicles the generation-long movement of Black Americans from the iron sky and burning furnace of the rural South to the reaching, spreading beckoning
big cities of the North.
Learning about the Confederacy of Nations
formed by indigenous people
or how the Louisiana purchase was made possible by the first and only successful slave revolt and creation of the 1st free nation in the West.
The DI coordinator also makes sure the teaching staff
reflects the student body.
After all that is complete,
his or her job still isn’t done.
They must field calls from ignorant parents engorged with OANN News stories, tired-ass Tucker Carlson quips and Jordan Peterson jargon, doling out death threats
and threats to end their job,
as if they get paid enough for this shit, anyway.
All while wondering, the most important part of any activism, that you just wouldn’t know unless you’ve done it,
And that’s sitting on the toilet
Wondering where in the Fraggle Rock were
all these concerned parents and interested parties
when they needed input on
how to help failing students while navigating
a crammed curriculum and jammed classrooms
How to handle the teacher who thought they were only helping when they suggested little Arisha would look prettier with a permed like Zendaya.
Or the white English teacher who thought it was better to stay true to author’s intentions rather than guard the psychological well-being of his only two Black students by repeating the word ‘Nigger’ over and over again in front of the whole class,
When reading ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’.
Where was their outrage and flare
for making purple “Parents for the Purity of Education” T-shirts when the only literature
a school full of Black
and Latinx students were exposed to
all year was
The Diary of Anne Frank,
Huckleberry Finn and
Young Goodman Brown.
When what passed for diversity in the mostly white school was an all Black custodial staff.
Inclusion consisted of a construction paper cuts out of feathered “Injuns”
taped to classroom walls the week of Thanksgiving
and Martin Luther King quotes spaced along the hallway that gets to hang there all four weeks of Black History Month.
(huff puff, huff puff)
Then they drive home in traffic and lay awake all night wondering if the school board is going corner them
in a closed-door meeting, to ask the questions they’ve hinting at
since before they were hired:
how much longer do you think it’ll take for
the school to be Diversified, Equitable and Inclusive
because by their projection
something like this should only take about thirty-six weeks, they’re hearing from some of the purple-shirted parents that the students aren’t interested
and is it possible that this will interfere with the state tests.
Luckily, the DI Coordinator is supported by a team;
there’s no way they could possibly delete all those emails alone.
The type of person that fills this role is usually an educator, activist, master’s level psychologist or social worker.
Don’t be alarmed if they have locks,
or wear colorful headwraps t
their equally colorful outfits.
They may smell like coconut oil and believe in the healing power of crystals.
But that’s nothing to worry about unless
you’re an annoying virgo who worries about everything.
If this does not include you, you are not a virgo
or on cusp with virgo, have a Virgo moon
and you’re sure that Mercury is not in your sixth house, but you’re still worried.
I recommend a ionic foot detox to remove the heavy metals;
They tend to block the pineal gland.
If that doesn’t work and your still
racked with anxiety over inclusion,
use your words.
Talk to your kids, but actually listen.
Meet the DI team; some of them may look aliens
(they may claim to communicate with aliens),
but I can assure they are good people
And very good at what they do
Kids love them and they love kids.
One thing I can tell about DI programs,
they are community-centered
They crave parental presence and input.
My only one teenie tiny bit of advice is
When you approach the space
Be aware, be confident. Take a deep breath and
DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE!
Cuz you will get smudged. Just saying.
And there ya go! DEI and CRT. They may inform one other, but like a bad long distance relationship
they never meet in the same place.
So, if anyone walks into your 8th grade math class
and utters these ten words, “I’m a Critical Race Theorist
and I’m here to help”,
you have Sse Goodguy’s permission to politely show them the door
and point them in the direction of
the nearest community college.
However, if they show up as DEI instructors,
they may call themselves a “guide”,
roll out the red carpet: offer them alkaline water and an organic snack. They are here to help.
If you are looking to start a DI program in your school or district,
I’ve typically seen these programs begin with the parents
and/or teachers getting feedback from the students
as to what their respective needs and experiences are.
Get more parents on board and with enough support,
you should be able to approach your local school board
and go from there.
If you already have a DEI program running in your school
or district, but you’re getting a lot pushback
from noxious “concerned parties” who are convinced that what you’re actually doing is biding your time
waiting for the opportune moment and your Marxist handler
to utter the trigger phrase that activates your
subconscious program to begin teaching Critical Race Theory, all you need do is keep in regular contact
with your local school board.
Keep them abreast of your activities and progress, frequently.
Encourage involved parents, teachers and students
to show up, be vocal about their desire for the program.
There you have it. Critical Race Theory… Fun for the whole disruption of the nuclear family.
If you think a university subject
taught to law students
is being taught at you grammar school
to indoctrinate toddlers in postmodernism
by teachers who really “ain’t got time for that shit”
because common planning meetings
are long enough already
as it is,
you’re the one being indoctrinated.
If you think that’s not the case because you are not addicted to Sean Hannity clips and you’re able to quit whenever you want. And doing Jordan Peterson impressions in the bathroom mirror is not compulsive.
Then seriously think about that detox.
If you think that the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program
is not just there to teach African American
and Native American history as an addendum,
but instead are plotting a Marxist coup to take over
your middle school, check your temperature.
You might be brain dead.
Critical Race Theory is NOT being taught in public schools;
If you think it is, what you are actually witnessing is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, a program that implements, promotes and fosters community, love, prosperity, integrity and healing.