Episode 29

Donald Trump Hates Critical Race Theory And Vice News Loves Racism And Satanism


September 14th, 2020

42 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

The hosts discuss Donald Trump's sudden fixation on ostensibly "un-American" critical race theory in government diversity trainings. What does a good-faith critique of these trainings look like that doesn't slide into fearmongering or red-scare-esque grandstanding and witch-hunting? Will the politicization of everything prevent people from focusing on what matters, which is whether these trainings work or cause harm? Also: A Vice story about an allegedly satanic Airbnb is super, duper racist, or so we hear.

New York Magazine: Psychology’s Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn’t Up to the Job - https://www.thecut.com/2017/01/psychologys-racism-measuring-tool-isnt-up-to-the-job.html

NPR: NYPD Study: Implicit Bias Training Changes Minds, Not Necessarily Behavior - https://www.npr.org/2020/09/10/909380525/nypd-study-implicit-bias-training-changes-minds-not-necessarily-behavior

Take the Implicit Association Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Our episode on Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility": https://barpodcast.fireside.fm/17

Our episode interviewing the victim of a DiAngelo training: https://barpodcast.fireside.fm/bonus2

Scott O. Lilienfeld: Psychological Treatments That Cause Harm - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=FC896FFD11373F2E8A80CB54A8D316C6?doi=

Jezebel: 'Is the UVA Rape Story a Gigantic Hoax?' Asks Idiot - https://jezebel.com/is-the-uva-rape-story-a-gigantic-hoax-asks-idiot-1665233387

Vice New: We Talked to the Host Accused of Doing “Satanic Rituals” In His Airbnb - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7jnmb/we-talked-to-the-host-accused-of-doing-satanic-rituals-in-his-airbnb

The very serious racism accusation against Vice News: https://twitter.com/FredTJoseph/status/1304051476466073601