Rieckhoff On GOP's Attacks On Critical Race Theory 1

Rieckhoff On GOP’s Attacks On Critical Race Theory

 

Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American Paul Rieckhoff and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude react to the right-wing attacks on the military for teaching about racism and point out how the military is more diverse than the general population
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39 comments

    1. @Frail Bones Biden You ok dude ? The voices back again? The pills will fix those buddy, you need to take them

    2. @Frail Bones Biden Trump flew on Epsteins jet. Wanna do this? I swear you don’t come out looking good

  1. Our VP Harris has asked volunteers in Atlanta and elsewhere to go door to door and encourage them to get their vaccine. She states that the President’s goal of 70% is falling way short and that we must do this to save lives. Please people, let’s get serious, get yourself and your family vaccinated. Talk to your friends and together, we can save lives!

  2. I worked as a civilian woman for the military during parts of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Every year we attended a day of “Equal Opportunity” training. Every office and classroom had an “EOO” flyer on the wall. We didn’t talk about it a lot, but if someone stepped over a line, you could always point to that flyer and say, “I could call that number, you know.” and 99 times out of a 100 that would end the bad behavior. BTW, mostly I worked in offices and classrooms that were 90% male and a representative mix of ethic origins.

  3. He is correct. As a young recruit new to the military, I was surprised with all the diversity. All my superiors and platoon mates we’re of different ethnicities and it was awesome.

    1. I am so happy the General spoke out. As a civilian, we love and respect our military. We were blessed to see such a measured response in such times of turmoil. You guys are reflection of the best of who we are. Stay informed, stay good, stay strong. We are dealing with these idiots and traitors as well.

    2. I served in the Army first under President Jimmy Carter and then Pres. Ronald Reagan. Under Carter we had to assemble in a circle and discuss racial differences. But under Reagan this practice was discontinued. And racism was all but given the green light.

    3. @J lock No. The miliary may be integrated, but it too has a racial past. It too have traditions and passed r regulations that are discriminatory. So CRT can help examine it to reveal some foundational truths that will make it more accomodating to all Americans.

  4. The secret of freedom is educating the people, whereas the secret of tyranny is keeping them ignorant.” ~ Robespierre

    1. Ally M
      Add in
      “We are all born ignorant. One must work very hard to remain Stupid.”
      Benjamin Franklin.
      And
      “Those who can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities.”
      Voltaire.

    2. @AAA A What about the analysis of crimes based on circumstances/environment, irrespective of race?

    3. @Audley Anderson you know they have stats on crime by race in the same economic status. I bet you know what the results are. Every excuse under the sun has been exhausted Time to be a big boy and face the truth.

  5. I think General Milley is right you can’t be too educated about your own country or the history of other countries. We all share this planet and the military gets sent all over the world. It’s good to know past mistakes to prevent future mistakes. This idiocy makes no sense.

    1. Not the same. They want to teach enlisted folks that whites oppress blacks. They don’t teach Hitler or maos ideology.

    2. @J lock Thats not even the purpose of CRT.

      It amazes me that people that know nothing are the ones running their mouths the most.

    3. @Blue Bird he can read what his likes – it should not be shoved down the throats of the troops.

    4. @Blake JonesII he was talking about the military Academy which is a college. If you’ve been to college there’s always courses that have required reading material for the grade. Even in school English classes they have required reading assignments. So I’m not sure where your ideas are coming from. Nothing is being shoved onto anyone.

  6. General/President Eisenhower talked about needing to integrate the military for national security reasons because Russia would be using those social divisions against us. This has been going on for a long time.

  7. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -George Santayana
    One of the most basic tenets a professional soldier or politician should live by. And I am sure General Millie knows this oh so much better than those attacking him with their hate and misunderstanding.

    1. I’m not certain but, although that quote is often attributed to Santayana, I believe that British Parliament Member Edmund Burke said it first.

  8. “This is the most Obvious thing IN THE WORLD”
    This whole meltdown is sooooo telling America Other people can see you ya know

  9. 12.9= 80% in 2021 and since women are “perfect” then u can cut the 12.9 in half so 6.45=80%

  10. “The goal is to have the public read something crazy in the newspaper and immediately think “critical race theory.” We have decodified the term and will recodify it to annext the entire range of cultural constructions that are unpopular with Americans.”

    “We have successfully frozen their brand – “critical race theory” – into the public conversation and are steadily driving up negative perceptions. We will eventually turn it toxic, as we put all of the various cultural insanities under that brand category.

    — Christopoher Rufo, March 15, 2021

  11. “Whatever the intentions and psycho-cultural needs of black integrationists in the past, it should now be apparent that the exclusion of a nationalist approach to racial justice from mainstream discourse has been a cultural and political mistake that has constrained the boundaries of racial politics.”
    –Race-consciousness by Gary Peller

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