Today's Culture War Distraction Lesson: Critical Race Theory

Just a bit of insight . . .

Critical race theory isn't some fringe idea or notion of just a few nutty professors. It's the DOMINANT PERSPECTIVE IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIFE for at least 30-40 years.

That would be troubling if most college degrees weren't so worthless and now falling out of favor.

However, whilst states struggle with infrastructure, housing, the deadly rural white opioid epidemic and maintaining the social safety net . . . Conversations about college life make a convenient scapegoat for politicos who are otherwise failing their constituents in the Midwest and throughout the nation.

What is critical race theory, and why do Republicans oppose teaching it in schools?

Idaho's governor last month signed into law a bill whose purpose, at face value, is noncontroversial. The law prohibits public schools and colleges from teaching that "any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior." The catch? Baked into the legislation is an effort to stamp out conversations about race and equity.