The FAIR weekly roundup last week had a lot of anti-Progressive links. Two that I wanted to note for future reference:
assuming that 2019 had a similar number of police interactions as 2018, 0.00002 percent of police interactions resulted in the death of unarmed black suspects. One is too many, of course, but it is worth remembering that, statistically, in a country of 328 million people with more than 60 million police interactions per year, the sample size is incredibly large. And with such a vast sample size, extremely unlikely events are more likely to occur, even if it is only 0.00002 percent of the time. The notion that young black men are being systematically hunted is simply untrue. And it’s incredibly damaging for black youth to grow up believing that it is.
It seems likely to me that Black Lives Matter has increased the propensity of young black men to engage in confrontational behavior with police, and in the process made black lives worse.
Daniel Buck and James Furey write,
Few parents of school-age children would recognize the name Lucy Calkins, but her English Language Arts curriculum, Units of Study, is used in thousands of classrooms across the United States. Calkins’s curriculum is “built on critical theories,” including critical race theory (CRT).
If your goal were to perpetuate bad race relations in this country going forward, this is how you would do it.
In general, I don’t like to write posts that harp on what I see as the bad aspects of the other side. Only when there is a data point that I want to recall.