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So coronavirus was nothing compared to the first Olympics right after the previous pandemic.
In the aftermath of the war, Belgium could barely feed its own people, let alone the athletes arriving from abroad.

“The food situation was similarly bleak, with athletes given only a roll, coffee and ‘one little sardine’ for breakfast,” Australian historian Keith Rathbone wrote in an article for The Conversation. “They were forced to buy their own food.”

Many of the athletes slept on cots in military barracks. And the venues where they competed were primitive.

Heated pools? Not in Antwerp. The swimmers competed in a canal and the water was so cold many had to be rescued after suffering from hypothermia, Rathbone reported.
 

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I honestly don’t know how to even begin to fix something like this
 

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'...it’s a splendid example of the resonant truth that you don’t finish a city, you start it.'

On Liverpool's de-listing of World Heritage Status:

 

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The problem isn't with teaching CRT per se, it's teaching it as though it's incontrovertible fact when what it actually is is an intellectual framework to look at society. One of many.

By all means, teach it, but teach it critically as you would hopefully Marxism, Liberalism &c...

My own problem with it is, and I have this with sociological concepts in general is that the world/society is simply to complex to be captured by an overarching theory, and that said theories oversimplify with sometimes catastrophic results.

As an aside, have you read anything about Hayekian Complexity?
 

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Not my cup of tea at all. This say's it all: ''Every dollar spent on luxury housing that is not spent on improving Black healthcare and Black schools is a deal made with the Space Traders.''

It's Neo-Marxism, stated and transparent.

Where do white trash fit in with CRT? Have they not been exploited too or are they digging their psychic white privilege. So some homeless white crack head on Venice Beach has more privilege than black professionals, be they academics, in law, banking, sportsmen or musicians, or what have you?

And in saying that, are successful black Americans Uncle Tom's or worse, race traitors, for investing in luxury housing for them and their families? Why are they not thinking of the collective, instead of making sell-out deals with the Space Traders?

It stinks, it's toxic and has no place in the school, court or university.

The race issues in America are not going to be solved by CRT, study it as evolutionary dead-end, but as a valid philosophy? I don't think it stands up to scrutiny. You cannot escape it's fallacy that everything, absolutely is to be viewed through the prism of racial exploitation of blacks by whites.

As Formby it's way too complex for Marxism to grapple with.
 

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It’s just another useful prism to study society through. It’s not THE answer, but another perspective to use to examine and then decide if it has validity or primacy. Just like the Marxist view of looking at society with a focus on economics, psychology, sociology, etc. IMO, no one perspective gives you the whole picture - you need to view from multiple perspectives and then decide which combinations are most useful.

Critiquing the role of race in society is just another tool or perspective, but banning it is just dumb.
 

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It’s just another useful prism to study society through. It’s not THE answer, but another perspective to use to examine and then decide if it has validity or primacy. Just like the Marxist view of looking at society with a focus on economics, psychology, sociology, etc. IMO, no one perspective gives you the whole picture - you need to view from multiple perspectives and then decide which combinations are most useful.

Critiquing the role of race in society is just another tool or perspective, but banning it is just dumb.
Marxism is a failed science: it looked at economics, society and if you like psychology and sociology and delivered utter failure. Strategically quite brilliant, tactically an embarrassment. It cannot be called out enough for the human misery it has caused.

Agree that CRT has a place to be taught in a wider study of history and sociology, limited to the USA, but it has no place in primary school, or in indoctrinating youth.

It's so ugly for the future of race relations, I cannot understand how a sophisticated society like the USA with it's history has been seduced by a ideology that will lead to a hyper-racialised society filled to the brim of grudges, historic reparations from 200 years ago, tribalism, race quotas and eventually apartheid based on mutual hatred with never the twain to meet. Perhaps that's the ultimate design?
 
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