Cranston Race Theory
Bryan Cranston recently stated on Bill Maher’s podcast…
Bryan: Our country still has not taken responsibility or accountability for the history of systemic racism that’s in this country… I think it’s essential to be teaching Critical Race Theory.
Bill: Depends on what you mean by that… If you mean we should honestly teach our past then of course, but if you mean more of what the 1619 book says and it’s just the essence of America and that we are irredeemable, that’s just wrong.
Bryan: Yeah, I agree with that, but we should be teaching our past and being honest and owning up to who we are as a country and the history of it.
This is why in any political discussion it’s important to define your terms or else you end up talking past each other.
“If you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.” — Walter White
Everyone agrees we should teach our past. Duh.
It’s similar in idea to the discussion around “white privilege” where if you mean that all else equal it’s generally easier to be white than purple then sure, but IQ, attractiveness, and wealth offer much bigger advantages.
Ultimately, CRT isn’t “teach the dark spots of our nation’s past,” which to be fair to Cranston it’s hard to blame him for being so misinformed on this topic because virtually everyone in the government and legacy media have sold it as such.
Cranston comes from a generation where “the narrative” was relatively fair-minded whereas today “the narrative” has been corrupted via ideological monopolization and instant gratification digitization.
Critical Race Theory is a theory that believes “to fix past discrimination there needs to be current discrimination.”
CRT looks at how past injustices created modern disparities in order to justify reparations, affirmative action, and a large nanny state.
Even if you support CRT can you at least see how conservative parents and taxpayers might have a problem with promoting it in our schools?