To everyone who criticizes Critical Race Theory as “marxist” let’s explore some history.

Not so much on Marxism, go read up on Friedrich Engels on your own time (Marx a crappy writer IMO, Engles easier to get through)

First if you use any systems thinking that includes the individual, an agent, or a subject you have Soviet psychologist Aleksei N. Leontiev to thank for Activity theory.

Much of the work on Activity Theory in the Staes occured at Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition in San Diego

That’s right, any systems thinking that supports someone’s ability to change the system. So American right? Soviet import.

Now with the word critical now we must separate the Frankfurt School from conscientização

Frankfurt School-1930’s Germany (continued by Habermas) today argued for an anti positivism (think Kantian Humanism all the world is observable and countable) where the  analysis of the conditions necessary for emanicipation should be the variable of interest.

conscientização– Critical consciousness from Paolo Friere. 200% post-marxist critical theory. Paoloa Friere wrote Pedagogy of the Oppressed (do us all a solid and read it) he taught illiterate Brazilians when literacy test required to vote (sound like our buddy Jim Crow?)

For Friere learning was a path to liberation. How unAmerican wanting freedom and sovereignty?

Imagine Black, Brown, and Indigenous people not wanting to continue centuries of oppression. Wanting freedom, to vote, to own businesses in their own neighborhoods. So unAmerican, the commie bastards.

Attacking Black Likves Matter or Critical Race Theory as marxist or reverse racism ain’t new. Carmichael heard it the first time he said Black Power. Even from the NCAAP.

These lines of inquiry,: activity theory, critical theory, and conscientização come together and weave through history. You can now use this knowledge  to stop all the Nazis who want a race war to kill all the white people and/or inject you with a Bill Gates vaccine to put a chip in your arm.

Most importantly you can now stop the Marxist from getting the government’s hands all over social security and medicare.

If you want a no nonsense discussion of critical race theory check us out way back in 2014 before ya’ll made it a bad word.




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two bookends of death
not robbed by virus but
Forgotten goodbyes
February 2020 Left shelf:
Kelly's got two rules:
Bar open late and a hotel pool
Celebrate a life, not drown in sorrow
Mix in McVerry's…. it's on
Mitchell Funeral, to boot
We gotta party. A life well lived should
not get wallowed in sorrow
but song and Whiskey

In fact

Two got pinched
Catch a case at a Funeral
That's how McVerry's send off a
Mother fuckin man of the cloth

As stagnation rises,
friends fall
not robbed by virus
but goodbyes gone


memories nothing more
but broken verse

Now 2021.
As Vaccines sink in
Queen stolen
smile and a smoke
A shoulder that seeped
fear away.
A friend who saw
with a side eye
which cut glass
Why do you we have to close
this chapter?
with your book,
when that look
should shelve
any doubt on our soul?

You were the peace
we wanted in this world
Will we dance your soul away?
Celebrate Soul in sounds of
Jamaican Sands hidden in
Black Point?

A National Greatness somehow
Root of twisted Polish Irish Tree
accomplish what you will
for you laugh at opposition
upon your star lit night,
A joy
high as heavens
but as simple as reflections on
 crumpled tinfoil carrying
yesterday's stories.
You hold our bookshelf Leesa Mitchell
you are the shared

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Social support significantly predicted depression scores, b = –.34, t(225) = 6.53, p < .001. Social support also explained a significant proportion of variance in depression scores, R2 = .12, F(1, 225) = 42.64, p < .001.

This is from the APA. I don’t usually care about if it predicted. I want to know the amount of variance explained and the effect size.

In the first sentence they tell you the model worked and it’s significance. The second sentence includes the variance explained (my fav dish). They also include a second clause with the R-squared which is a measure of effect size.

You should really just include a table because all these numbers break reading comprehension. In the end do what the editor says.

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