TONIGHT: “How Critical Race Training Is Harming Higher Ed” — Online Event, 7 p.m. Eastern
Critical Race Theory and mandatory training is sweeping campuses. This panel will discuss the damage being done, and some possible remedies.
On Sunday night, December 13, 2020, Legal Insurrection Foundation will host an online Zoom event on the topic of “How Critical Race Training Is Harming Higher Ed.” Registration is required, sign up here.
Registration closes at about 5 p.m. Eastern. You will receive a Zoom link to the program shortly before the program starts.
The impact of CRT on higher education has been covered here frequently, and will be an increasing focus for us. I was hoping to have a *big* announcement in that regard by now, but it may take a few more days. Maybe in time for the event.
The panel should be really informative. There will be a chance for Q&A.
Here are the speaker bios.
Professor William A. Jacobson, Cornell Law School, Legal Insurrection Foundation
William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Professor Jacobson practiced law in New York City (1985-1993) and Providence, Rhode Island (1994-2006), A more complete listing of Professor Jacobson’s professional background is available at the Cornell Law School website.
Professor Jacobson was the founder of Legal Insurrection website in 2008.
Jodi Shaw, Smith College
Jodi Shaw is a Student Support Coordinator at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. In her position she provides administrative support to the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Resident Life. She recently released a series of videos on YouTube aimed at improving working conditions at Smith. In her videos she describes how the Smith administration’s various initiatives aimed at achieving “racial justice” and “equity and inclusion,” have resulted in a racially hostile work environment for staff, students and faculty.
Wesley Yang, Freelance Writer
Wesley Yang is the author of THE SOUL OF YELLOW FOLK from WW Norton and a widely published freelance writer who has written for the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Harper’s, Tablet Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times Book Review.
Professor Wilfred Reilly, Kentucky State University
Wilfred Reilly is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University, and the author of the books Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About, Hate Crime Hoax, and The $50,000,000 Question. Reilly has published pieces in Academic Questions, Commentary, Quillette, and a number of other journals and magazines. His research interests include international relations and the causes of violence, contemporary American race relations, and the use of modern quantitative methods to test “sacred cow” theories such as the existence of widespread white privilege. Off work, he enjoys dogs, archery, basketball, Asian cooking, and beer. Reilly has been described, by himself, as “the greatest mind of a generation.”
Kemberlee Kaye, Director of Operations and Editorial Development, Legal Insurrection Foundation
Kemberlee Kaye has a background working in immigration law, and as a grassroots organizer, digital media strategist, campaign lackey, and muckraker. Over the years Kemberlee has worked with FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and Senator John Cornyn’s campaign, among others. Kemberlee is the Senior Contributing Editor of Legal Insurrection website, where she has worked since 2014.
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Doesn’t Trumps ban on critical race theory apply to any organization receiving federal funding?
Only until. January 20, 2021.
Watching Higher Ed is like watching erosion on the Gulf Coast. Rotting vegetation and rising water.
Litigation is one remedy.
I have speculated, and as I am neither a lawyer, nor a psycologist, that many of the unbalanced behaviors of the young people ‘raised’ on CRT could be explained by Stockholm Syndrome. If that were the case then a legal remedy of large monetary damages against a few universities might be enough to weaken the foothold CRT has established.
This is a very important topic. Please note that the ban on gender and racial stereotyping is written in a very neutral and fair way. The Trump Executive Actions are something that every federal contractor (and federal employee) should find comfortable. You don’t have to be “anti-White” or “anti-Black”, just pro-individual dignity.
I don’t know. Phlogiston theory ultimately helped chemistry.
Beat ’em at their own game.
Tell them you identify as black and see what they do.
Again, conservatives are reduced to talking about how the Left is rolling over them……what are we gonna do?
Nothing. Because we are too polite for our own good.
Texas is trying to sue other states for their election irregularities? Will SCOTUS go along?
Registered… before it fills up
It’s past time for real, meaningful action in the real world.
would suggest an alternate headline: ” critical race theory is harming EVERYONE ”
regardless of their intentions, theories/laws/policies/opinions cannot and will never rescind the results of a couple million years of evolution
Cornell, in an effort to address what it calls the historical inequities of health care for minorities (apparently ignorant of the fact that health care is innately unequal), says that people of color need not take the Covid vaccine.
Pandered to death is OK, apparently.
With all due respect the webpage is discussing the FLU vaccine, not the COVID vaccine. I agree that the two are related. If the student health clinic is willing to say “I’m going to be sensitive to Black people’s fears of vaccination” in one context, it is difficult to change policy when the COVID vaccine comes out.
The FLU shot is strongly recommended because a flu epidemic masks the symptoms of COVID patients. Just because Cornell will not enforce the flu shot requirement does not mean that it will not require COVID shots as a condition for returning to campus.
Does that reduce this to “virtue signaling?”
The cat is out of the bag. CRT is communist infiltration at its finest.
Critical Race Theory is not a theory. At best it is an untested hypothesis. In actuality it is pseudoscience, because according to its proponents it cannot be falsified. As such, it has no place in academics.
Remember lots of institutions are still cramming down the propaganda called Critical Race Theory, but they are lying about it and calling it by other names.
The unvarnished truth is that people are not created equal, strengths and weakness vary widely, both within and between groups.
Critical race theory is nothing more than ego salve, for those who are low functioning.
Ernst Mayr, 2002, The biology of race and the concept of equality, Daedalus, Vol. 131, No. 1, On Inequality (Winter, 2002), pp. 89-94:
[R]eflections on the biology of race and the concept of equality suggest the following conclusions:
• Every single human being is biologically unique and differs in major characteristics even from close relatives.
• Geographical groups of humans, what biologists call races, tend to differ from each other in mean differences and sometimes even in specific single genes. But when it comes to the capacities that are required for the optimal functioning of our society, I am sure that the performance of any individual in any racial group can be matched by that of some individual in another racial group. This is what a population analysis reveals.
• Democracy, including the principle of civil equality, emerged during the Enlightenment and became fully established through the American Revolution and incorporated in the Constitution of the new American republic.
• When Thomas Jefferson proclaimed that “all men are created equal,” he failed to distinguish between the civil equality of individual human beings and their biological uniqueness. Even though all of us are in principle equal before the law and ought to enjoy an equality of opportunity, we may be very different in our preferences and aptitudes. And if this is ignored, it may well lead to discord.
• It is our obligation to overcome the seeming conflict between a strict upholding of civil equality and the vast biological and cultural differences among individual human beings and groups of individuals. The introduction of new educational measures and even legislation to overcome existing inequalities will be successful only if based on a full understanding of the underlying biological and cultural factors.
Harvard professor, Ernst Mayr (5 July 1904 – 3 February 2005), was one of the 20th century’s leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, philosopher of biology, and historian of science. His work contributed to the conceptual revolution that led to the modern evolutionary synthesis of Mendelian genetics, systematics, and Darwinian evolution, and to the development of the biological species concept.
Sadly, we are so far behind the 8-ball, we are a teacup against a tidal wave.
If Trump is not sworn in, our nation is not our nation anymore: it’s in the hands of criminals. Literally. And in bed with Red China, who will have successfully destroyed us.
Best plan is to plan to start an educational system anew.
The difference between French postmodernism and academic postmodernism is that Derrida, for example, actually likes the systems he analyzes, and the result is a series of insights.
Academic postmodernism, aka critical X theory, is about systems they hate, and the result is bureaucratic encoding of their hatreds.
If you’re interested in insights, like old-school Erving Goffman studies, academic postmodernism is pretty depressing writing. Hatred substitutes for the thrill of discovery.
How does one uninitiated, who does not follow the blog, register? Thank you.
There’s a link toward the top of the post that says “sign up here.” It should walk you through.
Will this be recorded?
Harming Higher Ed?
You misspelled destroying. And it’s destroying America, too.
Anyone else having difficulty launching meeting?
I registered over a week ago, and spent 30 minutes being run around in circles between pages, and every page said that I had to sign up and that it was now too late. What on earth is going on with Eventbrite?
I was unable to access via computer but finally was able to via iPhone.
Sorry you missed it.
Professor, I hope you will send out a summary/transcript.
I really wanted to hear this presentation!!!