Posted on Sep 11, 2021
SGT Jose Perdelia-Torres
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Please do not comment if you are still serving in the Military in some capacity; a/o where potentially your job, livelihood, or position could be at risk.
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I'm not for or against CRT. I stand with General Milleys response that a bunch of people chose to charge the Capitol and I don't share their POV so I don't really understand why. So I want to know what motivates them.

That's not entirely true for me personally, I grew up in the most racist place I've ever been in my entire life, Central Pennsylvania. I got chased and beat for being white, I saw people get beat for being black, and Puerto Rican, people wanted to burn crosses on our lawn, there were race riots at my school.... All that crazy stuff.

I have been the minority where everyone hates you for your skin color and it sucks. Most of America hadn't experienced that and they should learn that it exists. You should have empathy for your peers and the mud they had to crawl through to get where they are at.

I also don't agree with the schsim of CRT that believes people carry some type of race guilt. I know it's not that common, and I know that the rare occasion it pops up, the hard right news tries to use that as a cover for all CRT. You have crazies on the left that believe all white people should spend their lives atoning for the sins of their grand cousins, and you have crazies on the right who believe in things like "legitimate rape". The point is that crazy people are drawn to polarizing politics, and crazy politicians will capitalize on polarizing politics for short term gain.
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SGT Duane Cohens
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MAJ Byron Oyler you're so right. Operative word here is being "taught" .
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PO1 Sam Deel
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SP5 Michael Champion - Exactly! Too many people just regurgitate the Mass Media Complex propaganda, without understanding the fundamental issues. So much is foisted upon us to choose sides, to create division, that we often lose sight of the real actions that threaten this Constitutional Republic and our Freedoms and Liberties that we hold dear.
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PO1 Sam Deel
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PO1 Michael Garrett - Yessir, that is all of it in a nutshell. Why people can't fathom this is just unreal.
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SFC Jerry Alexander
SFC Jerry Alexander
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now you should open your mind and eyes and see that the party in power right now are coming after you and our freedoms. We are in early NAZI in this country and anyone speaks up is wrong. Free speech is censor if it doesn't meet the left thinking. As for Jan 6 there's to many open questions that are not being ask. By the way read USA history and you well learn the US Government was and still the biggest Racist, and southern Democrat's where slave owners and started the KKK. Jim Crow laws where southern Democrat's also. Look up the 13, 14, and 15 amendments.
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SGT Robert Wager
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This question requires an actual definition of critical race theory.

Should our military universities teach the problems of race relations and slavery as it relates to history? Yes, is that history problematic? Yes. Should we teach any race to feel humiliated or guilty for the sins of their ancestors? No. We must stay vigilant to not repeat the mistakes our forefathers made. We should strive to achieve the dream of MLK and judge everyone by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
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SSG Sherwin Richardson
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Very well said sir. But unfortunately, the narrative about what CRT is has been hijacked by right wing operatives whose sole purpose is to take any teaching about racial tolerance out of our school curricula. I one school district, conservatives are trying to remove a book about the life of MLK Jr. from the curriculum, using the false notion that it:
- teaches that white people are bad or evil
- teaches non-white people to hate white people" or
- teaches white people to hate themselves or not be proud of their accomplishments"
I mean, I've heard it all. People need to learn what CRT is before they comment.
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Cpl Steve Craver
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SGT (Join to see) - I'm on the right and I do not disagree with his point of view at all.
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PO1 Sam Deel
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To add to that, the COMPLETE and UNFETTERED History of race relations and slavery. Fro exampled, Irish and Scots Folk came to the Colonies as slaves. The Irish were treated as "sub-human", beneath that of Natives and Black slaves. Andrew Jackson and General Sherman both practiced genocide against the Native Peoples of North America. New Englanders practiced slavery of Native Folk to skirt abolition laws. The United States had 4 States with active slavery for the entirety of its war with the CSA. The US Army pressed ganged "freed" slaves into service as laborers during that conflict. The 14th Amendment only applied to former slaves. Native Peoples did not receive US Citizenship, nor the Right to Vote till the passage of the Snyder Act in 1924. Nationalism is NOT racism, bigotry or "white" supremacy.
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SPC Kevin Ford
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SGT Robert Wager I think you hit directly at the heart of the problem. There is a disconnect on what Critical Race Theory is and what it is aiming to accomplish. I don't think we need to get into a discussion on what view of CRT is correct to know that the disconnect exists.
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Edited 5 mo ago
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Can anyone who is opposed to CRT actually define it, or have read any of the material?
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SFC Jerry Alexander - gotta love those rectally sourced statistics...
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MAJ Byron Oyler
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SFC (Join to see) Only white people that believe whites are better than blacks believe blacks want in white neighborhoods. When have you heard a black person say they wished they lived amongst whites?They don’t. It is white racist that think their neighborhoods are better that believe this shit.
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CPL Earl Kochis
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How about we talk about the real slaves that built America! They were not black! They were Irish and Asian! The Irish and Asians eere slaves way before African Slaves! It would help if you actually looked at historical timelinesPFC David Tomlinson
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