Why the pushback against “critical race theory” is ridiculous

2020 was a year of change for many of us- not just because of a routine-altering, lifestyle-changing, global pandemic, but because the publicly released footage of George Floyd’s murder by a Minnesota police officer brought race to the nation’s consciousness in a way that, finally, could no longer be ignored or explained away.

During the summer of 2020 many people also made personal progress by recognizing their own biases and educating themselves on the history and causes of racial unrest. …

So I’m seeing a lot of hemming and hawing about whether or not Christians should support Black Lives Matter. I am seeing a lot of dark, warning posts on ICOC FB page about being careful what “ideologies” we support.

My guess is that the Right Wing Misinformation Cult is probably working overtime right now to discredit BLM as an organization that is “anti-family,” and I am guessing it is based around this part of their mission statement, which is taken directly from their website (https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/"T):

“We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or…


I watched Bong Joon Ho’s best picture nominee Parasite last night, and I was struck by its similarity in theme and imagery to Jordan Peele’s Us, a movie which I absolutely loved for its take on poverty and privilege and its dream-like images, but haven’t wanted to rewatch due to the amount of bloody violence.

(For me personally, there’s only so many times I can watch a person choking on their own blood. Actually, that’s a lie. The number of times I can watch a person choking on their own blood is…

Every time I read a super negative take on America that makes it sound like we’re about to descend into Mad Max style apocalyptic barbarism, I trace it to a “free-market” think tank.

These articles usually blame some progressive policy for the supposed chaos and rarely present alternative solutions- choosing instead to lament the state of American public institutions.

I always check the funding source when I come across a new think tank, and usually see the Bradleys, the Mercers, the DeVos Foundation, or all three on the list.

I find it interesting that the worldview they present is one…

Adam Serwer’s piece on Confederate General Robert E. Lee is so good, and reading about Lee’s post-war views on black suffrage got me thinking about how the very arguments made by Lee in the Reconstruction era are still going strong today.

Of newly freed blacks in post-Civil war America, Lee wrote that they “could not vote intelligently,” that “the negroes have neither the intelligence nor the other qualifications which are necessary to make them safe depositories of political power”, and yet “I wish them no evil in the world — on the contrary, will do them every good in my…

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