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An American-born author, mathematician, and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay has written six books spanning a range of subjects including religion, the philosophy of science and postmodern theory. He is the founder of New Discourses and currently promoting his new book "How to have impossible conversations".
The question of whether or not the worldview and practice—for practice it intentionally is—going variously by the names “Social Justice,” “Critical Social Justice,” or, more colloquially, “Woke” constitutes a religion is one of some general interest that seems to be growing.
If you own a business or run an organization, there’s a fairly good chance that you might be concerned about how you can resist the social pressure of the “Woke” mob, should it come yelling (or tweeting).
The 1960s ended, in fact, some half a century ago. Nonetheless, they all share a concern that their employer, university, or children’s school seems to think otherwise and is therefore requiring an affirmation to a very specific understanding of “racism” and “anti-racism”.
I want to explain Critical Race Theory to you. I just want to help you understand it, so I sat down with my microphone and no real plan except to talk through the claims, history, and thought of Critical Race Theory, highlighting where it came from and why it's a terrible way to think about race and racism, in its own ideas.