During last week’s two-day mandatory “antiracism” training for members of the California Faculty Association leaders went just a bit further than many Critical Race Theory sessions – including laughing over the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
The union, also known as CALFAC, is the exclusive collective bargaining agent for all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system, including lecturers, professors, counselors, librarians, and coaches.
As expected, its objectives were the same-old, same-old, according to screenshots provided exclusively to RedState by an attendee:
“Understand the pillars holding up White Supremacy”
“Remind us of our nation’s history and how it has normalized racism in an array of dynamics – historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal”
“Understand key definitions of racism (individual, interpersonal, structural, and institutional)”
According to that attendee, the training session started out as such things normally do, but the discussion quickly turned to current events, and:
“One of the reps just mentioned the fall of Afghanistan, and laughed, saying it’s just another example of how the US ‘creates’ enemies so that they can conduct war.”
In conjunction with the antiracism training, union representatives mentioned the “attacks” on Critical Race Theory, dismissing those attacks as based on ignorance, saying:
“Critical Race Theory is under attack because it seeks to shed light on all of history. And people don’t even know what CRT is!”
At the beginning of the second day, the attendee described a creepy group exercise CALFAC representatives led:
“First, we were all asked to say where we *feel* our race in our bodies, and answers were solicited.”
The attendee, who teaches courses in cultural and social competency, told RedState:
“My general impression from the presenters is that they have very little knowledge on constructs and concepts of culture and race. Most of what they shared with us sounds like it was developed narrative points they were given, but lacked the ability to expound upon.
See video of part of discussion here
“Most of everything discussed [simply] included the following messages, repeated:
‘We are living under a white supremacy’
‘Certain groups (minorities) who don’t support these messages are actually just co-opted and attempting to act as “model minorities” ‘
‘History is only taught from one side'”
The training was led by Audrena Redmond, who serves as the union’s Program Director for Anti-Racism Social Justice work. Her work includes identifying policy and practice changes, developing and facilitating anti-racism workshops, organizing biennial equity conferences and hosting a podcast, Radio Free CSU. For many years she also organized the annual Leadership Institute for newly elected officers and member activists.
Redmond is also the co-founder of Black Lives Matter – Long Beach and the Director of Political Education for Black Lives Matter, which might explain her answer to questions from two – white – female members pushing back on her characterizations of “white” culture….
Liberalism is a mental illness.
Once CSU staff and faculty inject themselves with these lethal injections — aka COVID ‘vaccines’ — what will be left of this ‘university’ system in five years?
The vaccines are not lethal injections. They are among the safest vaccines in history. Please tell the truth.
OK, you are correct YFC….
Let’s insist on the truth.
The truth is that CRT is a racist theory intent on criminally damaging white people, especially children.
And we pay for all this.
I will not tolerate the racism of CRT or BLM. I will not support the Fascist tactics and ideas of Antifa.
Totalitarians like these have no place in a free society.
During last summer’s “demonstrations” someone tagged our school with “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. Someone else must have been following behind adding one letter to the giant racist tags. It was an “O”, so that they read:
BLACK OLIVES MATTER
People smiled when they saw what had been done. But it was still painted over ASAP.
If you have a free society, why can’t you have totalitarians? They can’t be free?
Freedom is America’s shining beacon but it is also her downfall because of what people use their freedom for.
We did not use to be as free as we are now. Freedom was the excuse for removing prayer from schools, for making abortion legal.
But you are right to notice that anti-discrimination is a limit on freedom for some, but it increases the freedom of others.
Catholics in the US these days like freedom of conscience but Pope Gregory XVI and Pope Pius IX were firmly set against it.
I find the right wing and the left wing tiresome. Both lack imagination.
It is time that average citizens on the left stand up and take responsibility for backing racist programs like these. Leftist citizens are uncomfortable, because for years, their thinking was that the right wing was causing all the problems. Well, obviously that is not the case now, as the Media is now almost entirely left wing, and is supporting racism and facism. It’s difficult, but you have to realize that the average Joe & Joanna leftists now have to change their thinking, and help eliminate these attacks on our society.
I’ve been White for many years, but I’m thinking of transitioning to something else. Anyone know a nice neutral color?
I’ve already transitioned out of union membership (and the Democrat Party of Death & Perversion).
Might CSU “instructors” consider transitioning to sanity or logic?
And, am I able to transition into some kind of undocumented person who doesn’t have to pay for this lying propaganda?
The Angela Davis quoted in the photo is a communist, America hater, and murderer.
She was a favorite of “saint for our times” Dorothy Day.