Trayvon, Jeantel and Critical Race Theory: Not just for whack jobs anymore.

June 29, 2013 — 33 Comments

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Trayon, Jeantel and Critical Race Theory.

It’s not just for whack jobs anymore.

by Colin Flaherty


You might not know why Trayvon Martin’s friend seemed hostile and dim and ill mannered when she was testifying about their last conversation.

But your child does.

Especially if he or she attends school in one of the hundreds of districts around the country that use Critical Race Theory to teach their students about black and white people in America.

Critical Race Theory made the headlines last year during the Presidential election. The investigators at came up with a video tape showing then-law student Barack Obama giving a warm introduction to the godfather of Critical Race, Derrick Bell.

Critical Race Theory says racism is everywhere. And it is permanent. As for any gains made in the courts or in public or private life, they are an illusion. And serve the White Supremacists who lead a life of White Privilege.

Today, Critical Race is more than just a theory. It is an industry, with consultants crisscrossing the globe to explain how White Supremacy, White Privilege and Institutional Racism are oppressing black and brown people. Today more than ever.

The Critical Race practitioners were out in force following the disjointed testimony of Rachel Jeantel at the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of her friend Trayvon Martin.

In an article called Why Black People Understand Rachel Jeantel, Christina Coleman broke it down: “Any attorney, jury member, judge or white person in that courtroom is not going to understand Rachel Jeantel. And I don’t expect them to…In fact, I certainly understand why white people wouldn’t like Rachel.”

This could be any one of of dozens of articles from MSNBC to NPR. Even Geraldo at Fox.

Coleman talks about White Privilege and how it makes people blind to the differences between Jeantel and us. That is not to say black people are different. No, any Critical Race Theorist will tell you black people are normal. White people are different.

After all, who said White People are the norm? White Supremacists, that’s who.

Twitter was alive with hundreds of people talking about how more White People should learn Critical Race Theory to understand Jeantel. And their own racism.

Derrick Bell may have invented Critical Race Theory. But Glenn Singleton is the Pied Piper spreading it through schools. What we call achievement, he calls White Privilege.

What we call dim witted and angry — as we saw on the witness stand from Jeantel — Singleton would say is a nothing more than the different learning and communication style of black people: “Non-verbal. Personal. Emotional. Process Oriented.”

This is opposed to “White Talk: Verbal. Impersonal. Intellectual. Task-oriented.”

Glenn Singleton is not just an obscure academic theoretician casting pearls before undergrad sociology students. He trains teachers at hundreds of school districts around the country in how to bring Critical Race Theory into the classroom so they can “overcome the deeply embedded institutional racism” that is the only reason for the achievement gap between black and white students.

Critical Race explains it all: More blacks in prison? Racist cops. Black unemployment? Racist employers. Black drug use? Racist cops ignore white drug users. Black health, black crime, black poverty? Racism. Racism. Racism.

Singleton likes to give the example of how black students only seem to misbehave in class because that is what they learned in black churches. One of his clients, California State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, proudly told the world about it:

“Black children learn at church that it’s good to clap, speak loudly and be a bit raucous. But doing the same thing at school, where 72% of teachers are white and may be unfamiliar with such customs, will get them in trouble.”

O’Connell was immediately lashed for using stereotypes to make ridiculous generalizations. He apologized. Singleton’s business grew.

One of Singleton’s acolytes, the principal in a Portland school, said a lesson plan was racist because it referred to an artifact that may be outside the culture of some minority students. He was talking about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Most of Singleton’s training involves getting the mostly white and liberal and female public school teachers in a series of Courageous Conversations. There they are brow-beaten into admitting their own racism. Those unwilling to admit their role in the self-evident Institutional Racism often are looking for new jobs, except this time with a Scarlet R on their resume.

Much of this training in Critical Race theory takes place beneath the notice of parents and school board members.

One of Singleton’s disciples published a glowing review of his program from the San Diego Unified School District. So I dashed off a message to my Facebook Friend and elected member of that school board, Scott Barnett. I asked him what he knew about Singleton and White Privilege and Critical Race Theory in San Diego classrooms.

“I’m sorry u sent me an email the other day. I am not the guy to talk to about curriculum issues. Not my expertise.”

Even Rachel Jeantel never said anything that dim-witted.

Last year in Atlanta, Nkosi Thandiwe shot three white people, killing one, paralyzing the other, because he said he learned in school to be angry about slavery.

He is not alone. If you read the regular reports in WND on the epidemic of black mob violence and wonder why so many young black people are so angry, even to the point of violence, now you know where they learned it.




Here is a link and beginning of an article about one black person who attacked several white people and killed one because he learned in school that white people were evil.

He was black and angry. They were white and guilty, just the way he learned in school. So he shot them.
That’s the evidence that has emerged from the Atlanta trial of Nkosi Thandiwe, who has been sentenced to life in prison plus 65 years for shooting three white girls last year. One died, one is paralyzed.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thandiwe testified the reason he purchased a gun probably was “to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his later years as an anthropology major at the University of West Georgia.”
“I was trying to prove a point that Europeans had colonized the world, and as a result of that, we see a lot of evil today,” he said. “In terms of slavery, it was something that needed to be answered for. I was trying to spread the message of making white people mend.”
The report says the night before the shooting, he was at a “Peace Party,” and was enraged that two white people were there.
“I was upset,” Thandiwe said. “I was still upset Friday. I took the gun to work because I was still upset from Thursday night.”
A jury found him guilty of murder – following a decision by a judge that just because he learned crazy things in school, that did not make him too crazy to stand trial.
See the Big List of black mob violence.
According to the CBS affiliate in Atlanta:
Thandiwe said during his last few years in college, his history studies changed his thoughts about how some white people treated black people.
“In terms of slavery and race, it was something that needed to be answered for. I saw it as something that the black community hasn’t recovered from so my initial way to handle that was to spread information to help combat some of the ignorance that was in the black community about our history,” said Thandiwe.





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Colin Flaherty is the author of #1 Amazon Best Selling Book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it. He is an award winning journalist whose work has been published in over 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and others. He is a frequent guest in local and national media talking about racial violence. Thomas Sowell said ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
stupidhumanrace says:

another stupid article by whitey about cjoonpack.

do you hang your degrees openly in your cubical? Colin Flaherty!

A letter from a reader:

I just got your book, White Girl, about a week ago and I find it to be very illuminating.

I live in Canada where I have been operating a small math tutoring business for years. The more I read your book the sorrier I felt for black people. They really are just acting up, like a group of children, because they want respect.

The problem is that there is no respect to be had for them from the other races. I just met with a Korean girl, who I tutored a few years ago, and her mother. She is very excited because she has been accepted into Princeton this fall and is being given a very large bursary to defray her expenses.

This is how you get respect. When I watched the youtube video of South Philadelphia High School, where the black students beat up the asian students for years, it was vicious, but also just so dumb. I don’t see much hope for blacks. The future is one in which intellect will be valued, and groups which lack intellect, or don’t develop it, will not receive much respect even if some “Ivy League” professors make up a critical race theory.

I would point out that about 3 weeks ago, China just sent 3 astronauts to the Chinese Space Station and broadcast a physics lesson to 60 million Chinese science students. At this time in the USA the biggest item in the general consciousness was the Trayvon Martin trial and the greatest crime, if unofficial, is racism.

I don’t have any particular revelation about Critical Race Theory except that it sounds really silly. If you can’t do math, you can’t do math. I must have been at a talk on a variation of CRT about 7 years ago at a conference at a local college in Calgary. A black lady from Guyana, who told us she had a masters degree, went through what she understood to be a proof that we are all racists.

After the talk she came over to me and wanted to know what I thought of her talk. I told her my heartfelt opinion, trying to be as helpful as possible, and said that it was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard.

This conference had been sponsored by the CBC and she went up to the remaining CBC panelists and loudly berated me in front of them. Shouting, really. I was not a student and the conference was over so I never did hear more about it; I just wrote her off as a mentally dull lady.

Believe me, even though they did not say it, the Chinese people in the South Philadelphia High School incident wrote the black administrators and students off as mental incompetents. No respect to be had there. (I am not Chinese either, though.)

Best wishes,

cassandra says:

Hi Colin,

We talked on the phone about my family experience with black-on-white violence and the official silencing of the victims voice.

I know well of Singleton methods and rise in the education consulting biz. I also know from CA dept of education policy professionals just how ridiculous O’Connell looked after Singleton’s keynote speech at the education summit.

I know several teachers pushed out of public education under dubious charges trumped up by the local black grievance groups, these teachers did not receive any support or representation by their union.

Are you allowing teachers be anonymous? Some left the profession completely, others moved to private schools and need to protect their identities.

This is a noble cause, thanks.

an aware democrat from social justice central, Berkeley

Great to hear from you. i was just thinking about you the other day, wondering how you were doing. I’ll send you and email. but any details about the how this is playing out in school are welcome. if teachers want to remain anonymous, that would be find.

They can reach me here, or at [email protected]



Greyghost says:

This critical race thing is from the ruling elite class of ivy league liberals to keep black people on the plantation. Blacks that fall for this crap will never be more than poor and in need of government. They also vote in block. (the goal) Any attempt be white people or non blacks to defend or even report on it is PC’d as racist to keep white people in line and to keep the blacks in their place. With the ruling class exempt from the reality of the ruled.

toetagger says:

I suggest a brief, ‘critical examination’ of critical race theory at:

CRT is nothing more than a contemptuous farce by far left-wing radicals and white-guilt liberals to justify and stoke racist attitudes toward ‘the other’ Americans for the failures of society’s past. It is a divisive, spiteful tactic of the left that Obama fully endorses. It is ‘imperative’ that we learn as much as we can about this vile threat to America and do what we can to keep it OUT of our schools AND our children’s minds and hearts.

duchunter996 says:

Mr. Flaherty,

I read your piece titled “Trayvon, Jeantel and Critical Race Theory: Not just for whack jobs anymore. “June 29, 2013 I’ve never heard of CRT but I do know “White Privilege” and the theory of it. It seems, based on what you wrote, Mr. Bell has taken the concept of white privilege and twisted a little to fit his agenda. I say seems because my opinion is based on what you wrote about CRT and white privilege in your article. I will tell you white privilege does exist but I probably don’t agree with the way Mr. Bell explained it. And the subject itself is probably one you do want to teach to High school student as they have not the life experiences and or maturity to understand the concept. Hell, there are adults that won’t get it. That’s why when it’s taught you have to know your target audience and know they are of the mindset to discuss it in a controlled and “safe” forum. This subject was taught to me in a military course at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI). A course where the majority of us were volunteers and do to course content, you could drop out at anytime and one of the only military courses I know where that could happen and nothing would happen to you or your career because of it.

CRT…is it any good? I haven’t a clue. But one thing I can tell you is anyone can take something that is meant to educate and twist it to suit their own means. And that’s what CRT sound like to me.

toetagger says:

I’ve been white for 58 years and have never felt privileged, nor have I ever been treated as though I was part of a privileged class. Alas, when growing up, IF ONLY my 7 siblings and I had known our hand-me-down clothes, home-made toys and pasta-and-hamburger diet were the markers of a ‘privileged’ life. Now, however, I can look back on 45+ years of back breaking labor on survivors wages, and feel much more comfortable and ‘privileged’ in my thrift shop clothes while rubbing elbows with my ‘privileged’ peers who lost their family farms and small businesses to corporations and the IRS/govt. I’m sure they’ll appreciate learning that we’re all ‘privileged’ people simply because we’re white.


I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this: but you are in denial. Blind to your own white privilege. And if you do not believe me, ask someone in grade school or high school. they will tell you. because that is what they are learning.

best, colin

toetagger says:

LOL Believe it or not, Col, you ‘don’t know me’ from Adam (or Eve) and have no idea what I am like other than what I’ve written here. What is even more hilarious than your elevated opinion of yourself and smug diagnosis of someone you’ve never met, you haven’t a clue whether ANYTHING I wrote is even true! Honestly, you can’t even tell if I am Caucasian, black, Hispanic, Asian, or Martian! That’s not a question, Simple Jack, that is a statement of FACT.
You have accomplished only one thing, my friend: you have ‘inspired’ a person who sees through your apologist, self hating, liberal bullshit to take arms against you. A person who will go forth from this day, denouncing your critical bullshit theory at every possible chance, to every possible person within reach. What you are teaching is the most vile form of racism: racism that hides behind the self-hating, liberal mask of pseudo-intellectual hogwash meant only to destroy minds.

En garde, Inspecteur Clouseau! Vous venez de rencontrer votre supérieur!

well, that was something completely different.

toetagger says:

Btw, Col. I guarantee you that my grandchildren are NOT learning this crap.

Have a wonderful enema, toetagger

toetagger says:


Colin, please, forgive my ignorance! I read only part of the page, misinterpreted your position on the issue of CRT, and lashed out like a complete and total buffoon. Your reply to my comment went a mile over my head. I can’t begin to tell you how truly embarrassed and ashamed I feel. I offer a deep and sincere apology.


tsk tsk tsk. no go forth and sin no more. colin

Lorraine A Land says:

Dear Mr. Flaherty:

I was a student at Chestnut Hill College that was dismissed from the school’s PsyD program because I questioned the idea of white privilege.

I worked during my undergraduate tenure, paid for my graduate school out of pocket, and took out loans to pay for my PhD.

When attending CHC, I earned mostly A’s and earned the highest percentage on the comprehensive exam that mirrors licensure exams for professional counseling and psychology. I earned good reviews when completing my field experience work at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Then I ran smack dab into Dr Rothery Jackson, a black female professor who brought up the notion of white privilege in clinical supervision class. This was in the late fall of 2004. At age 32, I had never experienced not heard of the idea of white privilege. I shared with her in the class that although I may have some privileges being white, as EVERY group in the USA has some advantage that another may not, I was not Paris Hilton. From that point forward, I was ostracized and harassed in that program and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation, for which I was never given a reason. I questioned them as to why I was to undergo an evaluation and then I was kicked out in April of 2005.

I ended up finishing my PhD from Capella University in 2008. I am licensed now and I practice in the DC metropolitan area. I have two children.

That was 8 years ago. Now this is permeating elementary schools. I will not allow my kids to undergo this psychological abuse or ‘crazy making’ directed at white people. It is simply wrong.

Mr. Flaherty- please share my story. Also, not just teachers, but the whole ESTABLISHMENT, including the mental health professions ( as seen in my case…) is complicit in this silent, civil war for the minds of young people.

We cannot standby and allow this tyranny to happen.

Lorraine A Land, PhD, LPC

Dr. Land. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Colin

stupidhumanrace says:

Colin Flaherty: troll. (and you surely get your kicks about it hiding behind your education and grants.)

M. Simon says:

BTW WND used to be very anti-prohibition in its early days. That was back when Joe and I used to correspond a LOT. Before 9/11.

M. Simon says:

But cops do mostly ignore white drug use. As does the criminal justice system.

See “Law Enforcement Against Prohibition” – . And this video:–I

The good stuff starts about 3 minutes in.

If you want to reduce the CRT folks a few things need fixing. Prohibition is one of them. And probably the biggest one.

I have talked to more than a dozen cops about this. And I have looked at the studies. The cops say bullshit on the claim. And if you look at the studies, the claims are all based on self-reported use of marijuana. Show me some random blood tests of any kind that support this wild claim. Otherwise, save it for the NORML rallies where people call pot “medicine.”

Marcy Scala says:

Looking forward to your newest book about Critical Race Theory. This GZ trial has been a very eye opening experience for me.

Thanks. Just started it …still looking for more teachers who said it was a crazy idea and lost their jobs because of it. I am amazed at how widespread — and unknown — this is.

stupidhumanrace says:

i’m not… it is typical for you to think of ‘how amazing’ anything is.

you’re a closet case…

and i’m screenshooting this for dexterity.

pure and unfortunately a living example of what’s wrong with the system.

what a waste of degree.