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  • in reply to: ‘The ideological foundations of Critical Race Theory’ #221748
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    A more accurate article about what CRT is and is not.
    https://theconversation.com/critical-race-theory-what-it-is-and-what-it-isnt-162752

    in reply to: ‘The ideological foundations of Critical Race Theory’ #221701
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    good article.

    No, I don’t think it is. It’s just carelessly recycling right-wing tropes about the Frankfurt school (what they used to attack as “cultural Marxism). And if they make a hash of that I’m presuming they’re making a has of the rest.

    A better article on why race essentialism is no good for socialism is the recent Anarchist Communist Group pamphlet on “identity politics”, or Kwame Anthony Appiah’s book The Lies that Bind. A version of the book as a series of audio lectures is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z43ds

    This Youtube channel has some interesting stuff about identity and activist morality:

    in reply to: ‘The ideological foundations of Critical Race Theory’ #221589
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    Critical Race Theory doesn’t really have much to do with Adorno and Horkheimer either, or even Habermas. I guess the name sounds similar to “Critical Theory”, but CRT is its own thing, coming from the academic field of law.

    Critical Theory isn’t “postmodernism” either, Habermas was critical of Foucault and Derrida.

    Adorno’s writings on culture and music are worth reading if you like that kind of thing, but I agree his style isn’t the easiest to read.

    in reply to: SPGB leads on Washington Post! #219302
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    This is not the Washington Post!

    in reply to: BBC Discussion Programme Capitalism #218928
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    Get an account on Twitter then write something, then end it with #BBCTricky

    The programme was interesting thanks for sharing

    in reply to: missing: Yehudi Webster #218767
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    In case you don’t know, sometimes content that has disappeared from the web can be found by typing the URL into the Waybackmachine at Archive.org

    in reply to: This week’s election results #217701
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    The Conservatives got a 23% increase this year. The UKIP / Brexit party vote has completely disappeared and probably gone to them. Quite a few factors playing in their favour I think.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartlepool_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2020s

    in reply to: This week’s election results #217694
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    Perhaps. Though I wonder how much of a factor the ‘vaccine bounce’ is playing in all of this.

    in reply to: Amazon workers voted against union #216881
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    A more interesting article here, mentioning non-unionised wildcats that have been happening at other Amazon facilities

    Editorial #2 -Thoughts on Bessemer

    in reply to: Holodomer denier? #216852
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    My advice would be to avoid these kind of social media “discussions”, nobody ever changed their mind that way. It’s just timewasting rather than useful activity.

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    in reply to: Digital Technology and Socialism #216324
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    Thomas Moore may have been slightly annoying but when there’s only four people posting to a forum do we really have to worry about derailment? Not that I particularly care, this is really just a form of procrastination for me.

    in reply to: Dumbing down. #216110
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    “The traditional view of an educated, historically aware working class must then be abandoned, to be replaced with a different scenario: some kind of spontaneous explosion whereby the historically ignorant become united through necessity, not knowledge.”

    I think that’s what they call “communisation” these days..

    in reply to: WSPUS and Transgender #216035
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    Cuddling is now considered a form of sex.

    I’m not sure who told you that, but I think they may have been trying to fob you off!

    in reply to: WSPUS and Transgender #216022
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    competitive and serious? Not just play and fun?

    I’m sure those who engage in “competitive and serious” sport get something out of it because it is competitive and serious that they wouldn’t if it was not. As to if people in the future would choose to organise sport in this way or not – I don’t really care!

    in reply to: WSPUS and Transgender #216009
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    Why shouldn’t sports be unisex?

    I don’t think anyone has a problem with people choosing to form unisex sporting leagues.

    Some people have a problem with trans-women being admitted into women leagues in that it goes against the point of wanting such leagues in the first place. I.e to compensate for the fact that people born male tend to be taller, heavier and have a higher muscle mass etc.

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