A conversation with Winkfield Twyman Jr. and Jennifer Richmond, the authors of Letters in Black and White: A New Correspondence on Race in America
For anyone interested in engaging in this kind of dialogue, I recommend you take a look at Braver Angels (www.braverangels.org) and, specifically, a couple of their many free offerings:
— 1:1 Conversation about Race, Ethnicity and Culture (https://braverangels.org/online/1-1-conversations/). You can scroll down to find information on the conversation.
— Race Conversations workshop (https://braverangels.org/attend-a-workshop/). You can scroll down to find information on the workshop.
Another engaging and enlightening interview, thank you! I think what I most admired here was how adeptly they dismantle the CRT perspective without even a hint of animosity toward the gnostic cultists. That is some high-end liberal trapeze artistry right there. Maybe they hide it well. I do hope they pursue their goal of writing for children because with programs like Social Emotional Learning (SEL) designed to help kids problematize society under the guise of education, parents and children are in the crosshairs of these Marcusian fanatics.
A great term I heard to describe those dumb slogans aimed at stunting the conversation and closing the cognitive window (another great phrase btw) is ‘thought terminating clichés’ which I think accurately captures their purpose. The goal of these slogans is of course to neutralize opposition to the Critical Theory ideology by taking advantage of a Modern society that values freedom of speech, openness and generosity.
Keep up the good work on complicating the narrative Tara!
My problem is that this gives legitimacy to the lie that is systemic racism when what we are really dealing with today is systemic classism... and the upper-class is perpetuating the myth of systemic racism to deflect from the real needed conversation of systemic classism.
Diversity enriches our world our life. To live in fear of each other creates segregation.