Race

A water drop and ripples

When they think they’re among friends, they’ll admit that CRT, equity, and anti-racism are all one thing.

By Justin Katz | November 24, 2021 |

I’ve found it very strange.  Simply, plainly things like “equity audits” in our public schools are exercises of critical race theory (CRT).  It’s just a straightforward observation, as far as I can see. Nonetheless, people will object, even people I thought were relatively conservative and relatively clear of thought.  They’ll insist they are not the…

RI Kids Count racist tweet

RI Officials and RI Kids Count Stoke Racial Animosity and Violence

By Justin Katz | November 20, 2021 |

The Rittenhouse verdict has brought out the demagogues and revealed how deeply progressives’ radical racist ideology has permeated institutional America.

A fading man on train tracks

They want to inherit victim status more than they want to inherit liberty.

By Justin Katz | November 12, 2021 |

If you’ve followed political punditry much over the past couple decades, you know how significant it is that Matthew Yglesias and Andrew Sullivan are both questioning the conclusion drawn from a recent Center for American Progress survey: A recent nationally representative survey conducted by the Center for American Progress found that LGBTQI+ members of Generation…

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson in Netflix's Passing

With Netflix and Nella Larsen’s Passing, look for the relevant parallels.

By Justin Katz | November 11, 2021 |

Even in the pre-woke days of the 1990s, when I went to college, the traditional English curriculum was already giving way to identity politics.  More than one teacher for more than one class assigned books by Anzia Yezierska, which were good but not that good and which tended to tell the same story over and over…

Cortez Rice talks about doxing Rittenhouse jurors

Clarity about who genuinely cares about justice is important.

By Justin Katz | November 9, 2021 |

Yeah, social media is the land of wacky statements, but when themes emerge, they’re worth considering.  One theme that has emerged as the prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse falls apart is threats that he’d be safer in jail than on the street or that the jury better find him guilty no matter what. The most prominent…

A water drop and ripples

New England progressives are schizophrenic when it comes to Asians.

By Justin Katz | November 4, 2021 |

I’ll admit that WBUR’s tweet calling the campaign for mayor of Boston on Tuesday caught my eye for reasons of humorous wordplay: RACE CALL: Michelle Wu (@wutrain) makes history, as the first woman and person of color elected to lead the city of Boston. Get it? What excites them is, in large part, her race,…

Mural at Portsmouth High School

The Equity Institute Seeks to Hide Student Surveys in Portsmouth

By Justin Katz | November 2, 2021 |

The level of secrecy and implicit threat against sharing suggests that the Equity Institute and Portsmouth school department know they are skirting a line, whether legal, moral, or political. 

Richard August and Brian Newberry on State of the State

State of the State: Civics, Black History, and Other Matters

By Richard August | October 31, 2021 |

State Representative Brian Newberry, (R; Burrillville, North Smithfield) joins Richard August to discuss a wide range of legislation and concerns including but not limited to civics and Black history to be taught in RI schools; behind the scene political power struggle; immigration; need for affordable housing; growing state budget; proposed hospital merger and more. Regarding public school curriculum, Newberry encourages parents to become more involved in what is being taught to their children.

A water drop and ripples

Universities don’t really believe their “all students should feel safe” talk.

By Justin Katz | October 28, 2021 |

With some variation depending on role and discipline, college professors should enjoy wide latitude to speak their minds, but at the very least, this story proves the talk about valuing all people and their comfort and despising racism in all its forms is just that… talk: Controversial Rutgers associate professor and author Dr. Brittney Cooper…

A hooded man in shadows

Hate Crime Statistics and Dysfunction on the Campus

By Justin Katz | October 27, 2021 |

Founding broad, university-wide policies in ideological imperatives that make little pretense to a factual basis, academic institutions are convincing young Americans that they live in a society that does not actually exist.

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