OWS and “Anarchist Critical Race Theory”
Guess who is pimping Critical Race Theory now? Our friends at Occupy Wall Street.
Occupy Wall St NYC twitter account tweeted out the following, which was thereafter retweeted by the main OccupyWallSt twitter account:
Of course, to tailor the thought specifically to Occupy, it’s “an anarchist introduction” to the subject.
Within the attached pamphlet, one can find the following:
Another concern of the Crits[Critical Race Theorists]—appropriate for an understanding of the composition of social change—is the concept of interest convergence. This is the thesis that judicial progress only occurs when it suits the interest of dominant forces in society. Racial justice in the United States can be seen then as contingent on the generosity and magnanimity of white (or majoritarian) society. Derrick Bell makes this argument most pointedly in his review of Brown vs. Board of Education, making the claim that segregated schools served a malignant purpose for American foreign policy during the Cold War so that changing segregation was therefore an acceptable reform for dominant society.
What that translates to is that any thought of advancement that may have occurred in terms of civil rights occurred because the all powerful “dominant forces” whoever they are, allowed it to happen. That is the author’s interpretation of Derrick Bell and other “Crits”.
So Martin Luther King’s efforts and the efforts of the many thousands that worked for civil rights really didn’t do anything. Those that continue to strive now to improve things mean nothing. It is a complete attack on the efforts of the many who have suffered for real change. It was just because the all evil “they” decided it was more advantageous to “change” that things changed, or that things will change.
Another fascinating paragraph, the definition of what qualifies as “racial fraud and box checking”:
Racial fraud & box checking:
Action on the part of a non-minority
person, or one with a very slight
connection with a minority group, to
gain the benefit of minority status, as
with affirmative action
Paging Elizabeth Warren to the courtesy phone…