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Critical race theory and moral panic

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  1. Autoxidation
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    I thought this video provided an excellent overview of how critical race theory (CRT) gripped the right wing media, who the players and pushers were behind it, and why it was all consuming.

    I thought this video provided an excellent overview of how critical race theory (CRT) gripped the right wing media, who the players and pushers were behind it, and why it was all consuming.

    5 votes
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    knocklessmonster
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    Holy hell this is a great video, but I've somehow never seen anything Carlos Maza has made. I got whiffs of the moral panic angle from watching some other videos (T1J's video explains some of the...

    Holy hell this is a great video, but I've somehow never seen anything Carlos Maza has made. I got whiffs of the moral panic angle from watching some other videos (T1J's video explains some of the panic) but, frankly, didn't care enough to really look into it. My dad, who likes to listen to wacky radio, was talking to me about some conservative talk show that kept ranting about it, which pushed him to want to read Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. I started it and it was so not-new to me as a concept that I apparently didn't need the introduction.

    While I mention that I had considered the moral panic angle, this lays the whole issue bare, I think. It also helps explain quite a few other issues in the US's marketplace of ideas.

    5 votes
    1. Autoxidation
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      Carlos was always one of my favorite video creators when he was at Vox. I'm enjoying his independent videos, as it gives him a lot more leeway for video topics such as this one. I'd definitely...

      Carlos was always one of my favorite video creators when he was at Vox. I'm enjoying his independent videos, as it gives him a lot more leeway for video topics such as this one. I'd definitely recommend you check out the rest of the channel, as he doesn't upload too often.

      5 votes
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      DepartedPretzel
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      I feel compelled to ask: What does your dad think of the subject now?

      pushed him to want to read Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

      I feel compelled to ask: What does your dad think of the subject now?

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      1. knocklessmonster
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        We haven't gotten around to talking about it since, but he wasn't buying into the dude he was listening to if that's a concern.

        We haven't gotten around to talking about it since, but he wasn't buying into the dude he was listening to if that's a concern.

        4 votes
  3. cfabbro
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    I don't have much to say except that I highly recommend everyone give this video a watch, even if they feel burned out on the CRT "controversy" (or American politics in general), like I do. It's...

    I don't have much to say except that I highly recommend everyone give this video a watch, even if they feel burned out on the CRT "controversy" (or American politics in general), like I do. It's long, but does an incredible job of fully explaining where CRT came from, what it really is and isn't, how the "controversy" over it started in the first place, and also how the right-wing media manages to so consistently and successfully manufacture these "controversies" and get them into mainstream discourse; E.g. By exploiting data voids so that anyone who tries to look further into the subject gets automatically directed to other right-wing sources on the topic.

    p.s. The surprise appearance of How To Drink in this video’s comments section made me laugh, especially since this video is feels like a perfect example of "Why To Drink".

    4 votes