[Dangerous Thoughts] Ketanji Brown Jackson, Racist Babies, and Civil Rights Legislation

March 23, 2022

Inspired by the recent SCOTUS hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, Carter explores the concept of racism from a philosophical standpoint. What do we mean by “racial discrimination,” and is it always wrong? If so, why? At the risk of offending just about everyone, he derides the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and defends Kimberl√© Crenshaw’s core observation about the legal system in her seminal work, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics.” He ends by thanking Ketanji Brown Jackson for her inadvertent admission when asked to define the word “woman.”


Links Referenced in the Show:

Critical Race Training in Education:
https://criticalrace.org/

The Antiracist Baby Learning Guide:
https://images.randomhouse.com/teachers_guides/9780593110416.pdf

Babies show racial preference:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411130810.htm

Examples of Jim Crow laws:
https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-jim-crow-laws.html

The Civil Rights Act of 1964:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/88/hr7152/text


About Dangerous Thoughts

Hosted by Carter, “Dangerous Thoughts” is a series dedicated to practical and applied philosophy, as well as deeper dives into other crucial but complex topics. Its goal is to help rational individuals become more dangerous to the intellectual and psychological enemies of the principles upon which Western Civilization was built and has thrived.


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