Southern Strategy vs. Critical Race Theory

This is very brief, for now. Minutes ago I acquired The Long Southern Strategy by Maxwell and Shields, and I suspect I’ll have more to say. But for now, the idea is very simple:

It is seemingly very easy to imagine that one of the aspects of America’s racial (and racist) past is the impact the southern strategy has had on the “fortunes” of the GOP, especially in the American south. Is this one of the things the far right is most determined to keep secret (as the southern strategy was itself kept secret for decades, and only the most extreme GOP surrogates (such as Candace Owen and Dinesh D’Souza, and no doubt other “responsible and patriotic” American citizens of color still claim to refuse to believe in to this day. (A huge tell, to all poker players.)):

Exactly why was it acceptable for the GOP to use the extreme racism of approximately 60 years (thus far) of southern strategy to consciously, violently and dishonestly weaponize race, yet CRT cannot be used simply to inform Americans (of every race) of the realities of racial history. (As the southern strategy continues daily.)

And if some of you aren’t aware of the southern strategy, it can basically be summed up as: “Why does it matter if your whole white family is poor and starving. As long as we can promise the Black folk in America will starve also, that’ll be just fine. Right?”

Please, how are the academic realities behind CRT less acceptable than the outright lies that have caused the deaths of countless innocent Americans in the interest of political power? Could it not be argued that the southern strategy didn’t only cause endless hate crimes, but in theory also killed 400,000 Americans from coronavirus. (Not to mention Iraq and Afghanistan.)

Thank you.

100% UNPAID writer, because I must. Nixon ’68-Cried myself to sleep. After crying myself to sleep again in 2016, now living 2 C “Orange” wearing PRISON orange.