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Critical Race Theory in Education

I keep coming across the argument that CRT isn't being taught in schools because CRT is this narrow branch of legal studies which is only taught in higher education. This is clearly false. It is true that the field started out as a critique of our system of law but it has since expanded its influence to many other areas, one of which is education. As evidence of this, I present the following academic books and articles.  The focus of these works varies from critique of our education system, use of CRT in teacher education/training and inclusion of CRT in curriculum. This is by no means a complete list, but is only what I compiled in about two hours of research.  Books  Critical Race Theory Perspectives on the Social Studies: The Profession ... - Google Books  2003 Critical Pedagogy and Race | Wiley  2005 Critical Race Theory in Education: All God's Children Got a Song (9780415952910): Dixson, Adrienne D., Rousseau, Celia K.: Books  2006 Critical Race Theory Matters - Google Boo
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Oregon Mugshot Bill & Identifying Radical Leftist

There's a new bill in Oregon which would prohibit police from releasing booking photos except for in specific circumstances and would require publish-for-pay publications to remove mugshots upon request. Juan Chavez of the Oregon Justice Resource Center said mugshots “results in trial by press release, not a judge or jury. And make no mistake, in this day and age, this is the digital version of a perp walk.” I haven't put too much thought into this, though my gut reaction is that a little public shamming is probably a good way to dissuade radicals from being radicals. But the real point I'd like to make is that the mugshots have served as a means of countering the narrative that the Portland riots and vandalism weren't done by Antifa/leftist but instead by far right radicals. I've come across this argument numerous times. Those on the left who don't want to believe the facts, simply imply that the chaos in Portland is caused by boogaloo boys, proud boys or some

Timeline of Leftist Riots & Group Criminality: Seattle (May 29, 2020 to May 28, 2020)

A work in progress. I do not plan to include as much detail to this timeline as the Portland timeline as it is simply too time consuming.  May 29, 2020 A night of rioting and clashes with police carried into the early hours of Saturday after a larger crowd splintered into smaller groups and protesters were reported smashing glass and damaging buildings across the International District and onto Capitol Hill . Just after midnight, the Amazon grocery was smashed into and there were reports of people trying to throw lit flares inside . Rioters smashed glass and vandalized the Ferrari dealership.  Various other riotous acts included a smashed bus shelter, rocks thrown at the King County Children and Family Justice Center, smashed patrol car window, convention center window broken, courthouse window broken, broken windows at various other properties, rocks and other objects thrown at officers .  A total of 7 arrest made.  Seattle ‘Defiant Walk of Resistance’ protest planned over George Floy

White Liberals More Likely To Have Mental Health Issues

White liberals are significantly more likely than other racial and ideological groups to report being diagnosed with a mental health condition. This from a Pew Research Center survey published in March of 2020 and promulgated via twitter by Zach Goldberg. Here is a summary of some of the more significant findings:   Source: Zach Goldberg Source: Zach Goldberg     Source: Zach Goldberg American Trends Panel Wave 64 | Pew Research Center  

Map of Leftist Criminality In Portland May 29, 2020 to May 28, 2021

This is an incomplete map showing some of the places where radical leftist in Portland engaged in criminal acts. The purpose of this map is to break the myth that the violence and vandalism in Portland is limited to a couple of blocks downtown.  See Timeline of Portland Riots & Group Criminality: May 29 2020 to May 28 2021 for more detail. (I'll add more locations as time permits. At this point I focused on adding places that had recurring events and those further away from downtown to show the breadth of the chaos.)

Portland Increase in Murder Rate

The following is a look at the increase in murders in Portland following the protest, riots and demands to defund the police in 2020. % change for the year 2020 compared  to 2019 -  57.1%  % change for the last seven month of 2020 compared to last seven months of 2019 -  163.1% (since the start of riots and defund movement) % change for June 2020 to May 2021 compared to June 2019 to May 2020- 262.5% 2019 January - 2 February - 3 March - 1 April - 6 May - 4 June - 3 July - 3 August - 5 September - 2 October - 3 November - 1 December - 2 Total for year - 35 Total last seven month - 19 2020 January - 1 February - 0 March - 2 April - 0 May - 2 June - 5 July - 15 August - 7 September - 7 October - 8 November - 3 December - 5 Total for year- 55 Total last seven month - 50 2021 January - 8 February - 9 March - 8 April - 2 May - 10  Portland Police Bureau Crime Statistics