The bogeyman of CRT

A few weeks ago I was in a meeting about race and racism and someone stood up and began by butchering even the letters “CRT.” He jumbled around for a bit, then I finally blurted out, “Critical. Race. Theory.” He then said, “Yeah THAT! Well, I don’t much about that but…” I should have jumpedContinue reading “The bogeyman of CRT”

Why “CRT” is the new conservative Christian boogeyman

David French gets at fundamental issues with how CRT has become the new dog whistle for conservative Christians. Note this: he makes the bold claim that the definition of CRT was fundamentally and intentionally changed by conservative activists to encompass and enormous number of arguments and ideas about race, including arguments and ideas that haveContinue reading “Why “CRT” is the new conservative Christian boogeyman”

The education we need

We need to move past defending needless monuments erected in eras that sent specific messages to formerly enslaved people. We need to understand our history more, not less. That means we deal with the power of Thomas Jefferson’s words as well as his slaveholding mentality and brutality. We need a more full education as weContinue reading “The education we need”

Monuments and the “Lost Cause”

“The myth of the Lost Cause does not begin or end with the Confederate monuments. The myth seeps into many other facets of state-sanctioned life. In eleven states there are a total of twenty-three Confederate holidays and observances. As of 2020, in both Alabama and Mississippi there is a Robert E. Lee Day, Confederate MemorialContinue reading “Monuments and the “Lost Cause””