Sep 12, 2020 • 43M

Episode 29: Donald Trump Hates Critical Race Theory And Vice News Loves Racism And Satanism

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The hosts discuss Donald Trump's sudden fixation on ostensibly "un-American" critical race theory in government diversity trainings. What does a good-faith critique of these trainings look like that doesn't slide into fearmongering or red-scare-esque grandstanding and witch-hunting? Will the politicization of everything prevent people from focusing on what matters, which is whether these trainings work or cause harm? Also: A Vice story about an allegedly satanic Airbnb is super, duper racist, or so we hear.

New York Magazine: Psychology’s Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn’t Up to the Job -

NPR: NYPD Study: Implicit Bias Training Changes Minds, Not Necessarily Behavior -

Take the Implicit Association Test:

Our episode on Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility":

Our episode interviewing the victim of a DiAngelo training:

Scott O. Lilienfeld: Psychological Treatments That Cause Harm -;jsessionid=FC896FFD11373F2E8A80CB54A8D316C6?doi=

Jezebel: 'Is the UVA Rape Story a Gigantic Hoax?' Asks Idiot -

Vice New: We Talked to the Host Accused of Doing “Satanic Rituals” In His Airbnb -

The very serious racism accusation against Vice News: