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‘Comedian’ Seth Meyers Mangles ‘Astroturfed Moral Panic’ on Teaching Critical Race Theory

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Dismissing conservative concerns about awakening is nothing new for NBC “comedian” Seth Meyers, but in his attempt to dismiss criticism of Critical Theory of Race in Friday’s issue of Late at nightMeyers crossed the ridiculous line by spreading verifiably false information.

Meyers argued that CRT is the “last artificial moral panic” of the conservatives. According to Meyers, CRT is “an academic field of study, examining the structural roots of American racism and the ways it is embedded in our laws and institutions.”

What Meyers doesn’t realize is that he has just described a process in which the CRT adherent begins with a provocative conclusion and then wedges the evidence to fit that predetermined conclusion. It is this backwards reasoning that leads to everything from Math to pedestrians on the sidewalks being cited as examples of systemic racism.

Reflexively prepared to defend the leftist agenda, Meyers played a clip from former RNC president Michael Steele, MSNBC guest host. American Voices with Alicia Menendez on June 20 claiming CRT:

it is the study of structural racism embedded in legal systems and policies that is often taught in graduate school. But, conservatives are using it as a pretext for banning the teaching of slavery and other anti-racist education in public schools across the United States. Critical Race Theory is generally taught at the college level or above age 40 and over, right? It’s been in … it’s been talked about in graduate schools for some time. How did the Republicans bring this fight to the elementary schools?

Steele was unwilling to see that what was once a fringe academic theory is becoming mainstream, but the worst thing was that he falsely accused Republicans of trying to ban the teaching of slavery. Many of the laws don’t even mention the history curriculum and Florida it actually demands that slavery be taught.

However, Meyers added:

In reality, school curricula are not comprehensive enough when it comes to teaching children about the history of systemic racism in this country. The first time many people learned of the Tulsa massacre was in Watchmen. And, as a general rule, it’s not great when you learn more from HBO than you do from your school.

Of course, people learn all kinds of history from television and movies that they didn’t learn in school. One could argue the Mountain Meadows Massacre It could be taught in conjunction with the Tulsa racial massacre, but that is a Mormon bloodbath and is not useful for a narrative of perpetual systemic racism.

Still, Meyers can’t decide whether he’s doing a nonfiction show or playing class clown. He just lies about the content of the history textbooks, because he thinks it is funny. “Most history textbooks skip those things or sanitize them, they just go from the Civil War to the Great Depression with an in-between chapter that says, ‘Your search returned no results’ and a shrug emoji.

It could be like a history book avoiding how the Democrats were the party of systemic racism for a century or more.

Then Meyers repeated his earlier claim that “Republicans are frightened by any attempt to teach our children the real history of systemic racism and its structural roots in our institutions, and are using critical race theory as a whole. Ni They even know what it is and they can’t define it, they just lie about it, like Ted Cruz. “

That is rich. NBC and MSNBC just lie about what is really in the anti-CRT laws.

This segment was sponsored by Applebee’s.

Here’s a transcript of the June 25 show:

NBC

Late night with Seth Meyers

12:41 pm ET

SETH MEYERS: And now your latest moral panic on artificial turf is over something called Critical Running Theory. An academic field of study, examining the structural roots of American racism and the ways it is embedded in our laws and institutions. Republicans, however, are only using it as a scam to instill false outrage over the discussion of systemic racism in schools.

START CLIP

MICHAEL STEELE: Critical race theory is the study of structural racism embedded in legal systems and policies that is often taught in graduate school. But conservatives are using it as a pretext to ban the teaching of slavery and other anti-racist education in public schools across America. Critical Race Theory is generally taught at the college level or above at age 40 and over, right? It’s been in … it’s been talked about in graduate schools for some time, how did the Republicans bring this fight to the elementary schools?

BEN COLLINS: Well, first of all, if you ask someone who runs an elementary school, for example, if they are teaching critical race theory, they will say absolutely not, we don’t know what you’re talking about.

FINAL CLIP

MEYERS: Seth: Yes, exactly in any case, our textbooks tend to sanitize our history. And why do you want to make educators’ lives more difficult by berating them for something they are not doing anyway, teachers already have such a difficult job? If I were a teacher, I would be so exhausted most of the time that I would make my children see Amadeo on laser disc every day. “Oh come on Mr. Meyers, I’d rather get an ‘F’ than watch this movie again.” “Oh, you’ll get an ‘F’ according to an F. Murray Abraham, who ironically gives an ‘A’ plus performance. Now shh. I’m going to hang my head.” In reality, school curricula are not comprehensive enough when it comes to teaching children about the history of systemic racism in this country. The first time many people learned of the Tulsa massacre was in Watchmen.

And, as a general rule, it’s not great when you learn more from HBO than you do from your school. I mean, imagine having Samantha as your health teacher. “My first rule of safe sex, make sure you have a padded headboard. And it’s not just the Tulsa massacre, there’s also the southern counterrevolution against Reconstruction after the Civil War and the campaign of white supremacist terror during what was called “the redemption of the south”, which aimed to undo the achievements of emancipation and racial equality after the war. The mob mutiny in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1898, which overthrew a legitimately elected biracial government. Among many other things. Most history textbooks omit those things or sanitize them. They just go from the Civil War to the Great Depression with a chapter in between that reads: ” Your search returned no results “and a shrug emoji. Republicans freak out at any attempt to teach our children the real history of systemic racism and its roots. structural in our institution, and they are using the Critical Theory of Race as a whole. Most of them don’t ev If they know what it is and can’t define it, they just lie about it, like Ted Cruz.

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