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Thursday August 13 2020

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Potpourri 4770  "Hatred In America -The Woke and Cancel Culture" Part 17
Critical Race Theory Gives Excuses For Failure To Students And Teachers
Critical Race Theory (CRT) was discussed briefly in my last blog.
It is an all-encompassing Theory that is being taught in Faculties of Education
to teachers in training. Since its tentacles embrace so many topics, no short
definition does the theory justice. In the simplest terms~
     Critical Race Theory (CRT) holds that Racism is engrained in the fabric,
     systems and structure of American society. It is the Legacy of Slavery and
     pervades the Justice, Economic, Health Care and Education institutions
     with Systemic Racism in favor of the White dominant Race.

There is no doubt that pre 1968 the "invisible chains" of Slavery, which
was "Abolished" in 1865, were still restricting Blacks. That was especially
true in the Deep South. However, The Civil Rights Movement led by
Martin Luther King Jr. and other brave Blacks changed America for the
better. That was 52 years ago. In the generations since then "Old White Bigots"
died
and so did their small-minded biased thinking. Hence only fringe wingnuts
remain "Racists" today.
As evidence of that "seismic shift" in American attitudes consider Black activist
John Lewis. In 1965 he was bashed over the head by Georgia State Troopers on
a bridge at a Human Rights March. In 2020 Georgia State Troopers proudly acted as
his Honor Guards bringing his body over that same bridge to his final resting place.
Today, it would be fair to say that the vast majority of citizens across America
of any color are not Racists!!!
Systemic Racism has been weeded out of most American institutions, yet Critical
Race Theorists
claim that it is still keeping Minority Cultures handcuffed.
They believe that "Whites" are still using Social, Legal, Education, Health
and Economic Systems to oppress Blacks and maintain "Racial Inequities."
Furthermore, they believe "Racism" is permanent.
That's all debatable. I don't think that it's as pervasive as they say, but
that's what they believe and they are not going to change their minds.
There are some people who, for whatever reason, need Racism to continue.
For example, Al Sharpton is an "Ambulance Chaser" who has profiteered for
years searching out perceived "Injustices and Inequities" towards Blacks.
He'd lose his raison d'etre if everyone always treated one another with dignity and
respect. Similarly the core leader "Marxists" in the Black Lives Matter membership
are most probably "failures" in many aspects of Life. So instead of blaming
themselves for their inadequacies, it is so much easier to blame "the System."
     "I'd really be successful if it wasn't because of Police brutality!"
Yeah, sure...blame it on the one-in-a-hundred cops who is rotten and be sure
to smear all Police with the same brush.
The current riots are no longer about George Floyd and Police brutality.
They are really about refusing to accept "Responsibility" for personal lack
of success in a Society which has given birth to an "Entitlement Generation!"
They stupidly believe that a "Marxist System" would give them better
opportunities to get ahead. (Yeah. Sure. "Yonder hills are always greener.")
So what has Critical Race Theory (CRT) got to do with all that? "Lots!" I'd say.
For starters, CRT gives Teachers and Students "Excuses for Failure!"
No need to hold anyone responsible or accountable. Blame the poor performance of
Black kids in schools on the fact that 155 years ago their Ancestors were Slaves.
Don't even think about blaming the "Absentee Father Problem" where 75 %
of those children grew up without a Dad before they even entered school.
Yes, it has to be the "White Advantage" that explains why 50 % of the
New York City students are failing English and Math proficiency exams.
Let's not even consider that 84 % of those students are non-Whites and
the most successful kids in New York City are Chinese, many of whom
don't have English speaking parents. "Holey Schmoley! Who'da thunk it?
Does that White Systemic Racism stuff give Chinese kids whose parents
don't even speak English an unfair Advantage?" (Wink. Wink.)
  Continued

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YouTube 4 min ------->Critical Race Theory





The Gapfire Free Play Area   Thursday August 13   2020
For Thurday's Race 5 at Saratoga our Quickgaps were 4-5-8-3.
Result   "YES!" 4/8/6 Kevin's key #4 $28.80 W $9.60 P Ex $102.60  (Tri $828.00)
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For Friday's Race 7 at Saratoga our Quickgaps were 2-4-3-1.
Result   "Yes!" Kevin's key #2 Noor Sahara $7.40 P  No Exacta. 6/2/3
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For Thursday July 23 Race 10 at Saratoga our Quickgaps were X-11-1-6.
Result   "Yes!" 11/8/2 Quickgap #11 $3.80 W Kevin's Ex $28.50   Key #3 Scratched
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For Friday's Race 8 at Saratoga our Quickgaps were 3-1-5-4.
Result   "Yes!" 3/9/4 Kevin's Key #3 $11.20 W $5.00 P Exacta $69.50   (Tri $937.40)
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For Saturday's Race 8 at Saratoga our Quickgaps were 5-8-6-3.
Result   "Yes!" 6/1/8 Quickgap #6 $6.90 W Kevin's Exacta $26.60   (Tri $469.80)
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For Thursday's Race 4 at Woodbine our Quickgaps were 10-4-3-7.
Result: "Yes!" Quickgaps 4/3/7 Kevin's key #3 $4.10 P Exacta $17.90   (Tri $66.50)
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For Friday's Race 7 at Saratoga our Quickgaps were 5-3-1-9.
Result: "Yes!" Qckgaps 3/9/5 Kev's key #3 $7.60 W $4.50 P Ex $53.80  (Tri $290.40)
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For Saturday's Race 12 at Saratoga our Quickgaps were 9-6-7-(2-3).
Result: "Yes!" Quickgap #3 Blitchton Lady $9.10 W No Exacta.   3/1/7
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For Sunday's Race 10 at Del Mar our Quickgaps were 7-3-8-6.
Kevin played 1 Unit Win and 3 Units Place on #3 Azul Coast and
Exactas 3-6-7/2-3-5-6-7-8.
Result: "Yes!" 6/7/2 Quickgap #6 $3.60 W Kevin's Qkgap Exacta $9.70   (Tri $49.20)
Kevin will post a play on Thursday by 1 pm EDT. Best luck at the ponies!
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