Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Beyond Toxic Propaganda: Education, Memory, and a Better Future

I originally offered these reflections on February 6, 2021 for a podcast of the Community Christian Church. They are lightly edited. 


Fifteen More Minutes of Fame

Springfield, Missouri made a brief appearance on Fox News Flash on January 21, with what I think was meant to be a shocking headline, but what should be common knowledge by now: “Missouri diversity session tells teachers ‘colorblindness,’ ‘all lives matter’ are forms of white supremacy.” (https://web.archive.org/web/20210122032833/https://www.foxnews.com/politics/missouri-diversity-training-teachers-white-supremacy  ) The article described activities and handouts from a local professional development session for middle school teachers that had been “leaked” to the Discovery Institute, an anti-evolution organization.