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    When I was in high school (1965 - Fairfax, Va.) it was Friday night entertainment for a certain group of high school boys to get drunk on beer, pile into a car and drive through impoverished black neighborhoods shouting epithets and shooting guns out of the car windows... Those same "boys" went on to become lawyers and politicians inside the beltway.

    A recent and naive transplant from North shore Mass, I couldn't get out of Virginia fast enough and if you peek under her skirts today it is still ugly. Equating our recently appointed beer drinking justice or Va's new governor with that beltway gang of privileged white boys is not difficult for me. They wear the same uniform of privilege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    The brouhaha began several decades ago. Took a while to get from the law schools into K-12, is all. People noticed the symptoms, which seemed bizarre. The underlying disease process is not immediately apparent, because it's a mutation having the ability to conceal its operation, if not its very existence. Like those fish that look like seaweed.

    You encountered it when Virginia elected a Republican governor. Even closer when your state's Reeps fundraise off of it. Your neighbors tune into Hannity, Tucker Carlson, et al. We are about to encounter it in the midterm elections.
    1) I'm unwilling 'to concede' that CRT has been taught in grade or highschool, or even to any extent in college. AFA 'about to encounter it' in the elections - different 'fish'. It's one of those 'made up' fishies, rather like a boogieman. And I've no doubt the rips will whip that boogieman for all it's worth. But scared, uninformed voters don't establish your initial premise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    1) I'm unwilling 'to concede' that CRT has been taught in grade or highschool, or even to any extent in college. AFA 'about to encounter it' in the elections - different 'fish'. It's one of those 'made up' fishies, rather like a boogieman. And I've no doubt the rips will whip that boogieman for all it's worth. But scared, uninformed voters don't establish your initial premise.
    Here's some more evidence, from the fifth grade. You can easily find more, if you look.

    The deal with the uninformed is like this: a guy runs up and says, there's a fire down the street, caused by Jewish space lasers. You scoff at the idea, but what if there actually is a fire?

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    Racist teaching and learning is (sic) upholding the system? And sort of like, the classroom hierarchy? IBL challenges that model because the children guide the learning. I want to help break down the idea that race is a scientific concept? And coax out this idea [from 5th graders] that race has been constructed to keep one group in power? Over other people.

    To her Zoom class: "What does the dominant culture do? Who wants to share?"
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    College.

    A course originally called ‘The Problem of Whiteness’ returns to Arizona State
    By Yanan Wang
    November 12, 2015

    In 2003, The Post’s Darryl Fears reported that at least 30 institutions, including Princeton and the University of California at Los Angeles, had courses in whiteness studies despite widespread opposition.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...r-on-campuses/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    When I was in high school (1965 - Fairfax, Va.) it was Friday night entertainment for a certain group of high school boys to get drunk on beer, pile into a car and drive through impoverished black neighborhoods shouting epithets and shooting guns out of the car windows... Those same "boys" went on to become lawyers and politicians inside the beltway.

    A recent and naive transplant from North shore Mass, I couldn't get out of Virginia fast enough and if you peek under her skirts today it is still ugly. Equating our recently appointed beer drinking justice or Va's new governor with that beltway gang of privileged white boys is not difficult for me. They wear the same uniform of privilege.
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    Did a long distance relationship with a girl in Chesterfield VA, we originally started dating up in NY but her life troubles made her move back home to VA . Drove 8 hrs down to meet up with her the first time talk about love First night we went out to a local bar, I walk in and bubba who barely fit behind the bar asks me "Whata ya havin" I think for a moment and say I'll have a Sam Adams. A hush falls over the bar. Bubba looks at me with one eye as says a "Sam WHAT ????" I look around and everyone is looking at the bald Yankee. Bubba continues "Listen heaaa boy, we got Bud, Bud Lite, Coors Light, and Miller, if it ain’t on NASCAR son we ain't got it folla" At this point things are starting to pressure up. My "girlfriend" at the time chimes in with a lilty southern drawl that on her I found so sexy "Bubba ( yea that was really his name ) you know Janice Millton ? Bubba goes " Oh Hell yea, she's been kicked out heaaa many a time" Girlfriend goes "Well thats my mama, he'll have a bud."

    And just like that catastrophe, and ensuing bar fight was avoided.

    I could not wait to get the hell out of back water Virginia. The relationship couldn't stand the the distance and she changed living there. That cute souther drawl became more pronounced and bitter and she started sounding more and more like Bubba. When it finally broke I started dating a woman of color she was an accomplished violinist and spoke 4 languages and was a corporate executive. When VA girl found out she said she couldn’t believe I would date a ........ well you know the word.
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    Va.'s new attorney general fires U-Va. counsel who was on leave working as top investigator for Jan. 6 panel

    Virginia’s new Republican attorney general has fired University of Virginia’s counsel, who was on leave from his job to work as the top investigator for U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, the attorney and university said

    Tim Heaphy, who had worked at the state school for about three years, was among roughly 30 staffers who were let go by Jason Miyares shortly before he took office a little over a week ago. Democrats have questioned the firings and how they were carried out

    Victoria LaCivita, a Miyares spokeswoman, said the attorney general’s office had also fired the counsel for George Mason University, Brian Walther, but offered no explanation for why he was let go. George Mason referred questions about Walther’s firing to Miyares’s office. Walther did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Both Heaphy and Walther are Democrats.

    LaCivita did not respond to a question about whether any other counsels at Virginia’s more than three dozen public colleges and universities had been let go.

    LaCivita said in a statement that Heaphy was a “controversial” hire and Miyares’s Democratic predecessor, Mark Herring, had “excluded many qualified internal candidates when he brought in this particular university counsel.”

    “Our decision was made after reviewing the legal decisions made over the last couple of years,” LaCivita said. “The Attorney General wants the university counsel to return to giving legal advice based on law, and not the philosophy of a university. We plan to look internally first for the next lead counsel.”

    LaCivita did not immediately respond to questions about what legal decisions she was referencing. LaCivita said Heaphy’s firing had nothing to do with his work on the Jan. 6 panel.

    Herring’s former chief of staff was reviewing Miyares’s statement Sunday morning and did not immediately offer comment about Miyares’s characterization of Heaphy’s hiring.

    Heaphy said in a statement he was sorry his time with the University of Virginia was over.

    “Serving as University Counsel for the past [three] years has been a tremendous honor and privilege,” Heaphy said. “As a two-time graduate of the university, the parent of a current student, and a longtime resident of Charlottesville, I love the university and have been privileged to contribute to its aspiration to be both great and good.”

    The University of Virginia said in its statement that school leaders were grateful for Heaphy’s “outstanding service” and were “disappointed to see it come to an end.”

    Heaphy was hired by the university in 2018. The hiring came after he conducted an independent investigation of the infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017 that left one protester dead and dozens others injured.

    President Barack Obama appointed Heaphy to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia in 2009. He served in that position until 2014.

    Miyares has made a flurry of moves in his opening days on the job. On Friday night, his office urged the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark abortion decision, Roe vs. Wade.

    Miyares also announced last week he was pulling Virginia from legal action seeking to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. He said the plan was detrimental to the coal industry in Southwest Virginia.

    Miyares, who is Virginia’s first Latino elected to statewide office, was part of a conservative wave that propelled Republicans to the top three offices in the state in November.


    Va.'s new attorney general fires U-Va. counsel who was on leave working as top investigator for Jan. 6 panel (msn.com)
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