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Post Critical Race Theory: How is the Truth Threatening?
Created by John Eipper on 11/08/21 9:51 AM

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Critical Race Theory: How is the Truth Threatening? (Carmen Negrin, -France, 11/08/21 9:51 am)

In response to John E's question on the Critical Race Theory controversy, I personally consider that telling the truth is never a danger, in any case not when it comes to history. The danger is ignoring or telling a lie/fiction.

In politics, it is more a problem of how and even when the truth is told.

Regarding US history, in particular, the relation with the indigenous people, slavery, politics and the mafia, politics and religion, etc., there would be a lot to say and, in my view, nothing to hide and perhaps, a lot to be gained.

JE comments:  CRT is finally front and center at WAIS.  We should strive for some definitions.  Must the goal of "truth" in historical inquiry lead to cancellations, iconoclasm and calls for reparations?  How do you repair a wrong when both the perpetrators and the victims are dead? 

I presume the outrage of the anti-CRTers has nothing to do a fear of the truth, but of what measures may be taken as a result.  Shouldn't CRT be divided into an academic side and an activist one? Those of us in Academia well know that there's a huge difference between the two.

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