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Valley Views: Moi? In a fight? Let's learn from race in history, not get upset by it

Original post made on Nov 27, 2021

I usually mind my own business when I overhear a conversation, but this wasn't the case last week in the swimming pool at the YMCA. I actually felt my blood boil at what I considered a gross misinterpretation of 'critical race theory'.

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Posted by Larisa
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 27, 2021 at 7:50 am

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Respectfully, you should have apologized to the woman for not sticking to your guns and telling her the facts. Or at least after class taken her aside instead and given her an education. Why waste your time apologizing to him? You did nothing wrong to him. This was a missed opportunity to share knowledge with the woman.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 27, 2021 at 12:22 pm

Malcolm Hex is a registered user.

Nice to know Dolores that you do not don't feel any guilt due to the actions of your ancestors. You shouldn't, and neither do I. On the other hand, I would agree that it is important to know out nation's history - warts and all. The question is: from who?

American sociologist, historian, author, and editor, W. E. B. Du Bois, argued that much of American history has been written by scholars offering ideological claims in place of rigorous historical analysis. But which claims are ideological, and which ones are objective, is not always easy to discern. Good point.

Ibram X Kendi is an American author, professor, anti-racist activist, and proponent of critical race theory. However, it's not just critical race theory Kendi is concerned about, it's about ideology. Kendi said the following: “The life of racism cannot be separated from the life of capitalism,” he says. “In order to truly be anti-racist, you also have to truly be anti-capitalist.”

The self-avowed Marxist, Patrisse Cullors, co-fouder of BLM, is a proponent of critical race theory, defunding the police, and doing away with prisons. She also cites Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong, as "provid[ing] a new understanding around what our economies could look like."

It appears that ideology is far more important than the truth.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 29, 2021 at 8:40 am

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Addendum to the stated post as listed above:

Dolores spake the following:

Learning the complete history of our country and its institutions and how and why laws were passed sounds like the definition of education to me.

Education? Surely you jest. You mean, indoctrination. After all, thousands of parents can’t be wrong, can they?

And Larisa… Least I forget about her. Larisa said that Dolores should have taken taken the woman aside and given her an education. Education? Education about what?

Oh, do tell!

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Nov 30, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Jennifer is a registered user.

When it comes to the conversation of someone else (regardless of the topic - whether you agree/disagree) you MYOB. If not, you're a busybody. Delores did the right thing by apologizing, and I hope she learned a valuable lesson. If he/she wanted your opinion, they would've asked for it.

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