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  • Thank you for this video. Kendi's definition of a racist and an anti-racist are given at the start of Chapter 1 in his book "How to Be an Anti-racist  "Racist: One who is supporting a racist plicy through their actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea. Antiracist: One who is supporting an antiracist policy through their actions or expressing an anitracist idea." Chapter 2 "Anti-racist: One who is expressing the idea that racial groups are equals and none needs developing, and is supporting policy that reduces racial inequity." 

    From what I can discern, the comparison of anti-racist values and liberal values poorly represents anti-racist values. In this video, "anti-racist" values are actually very racist.

    Instead of being against anything and because there is disagreement on the definition of anti-racist, I believe it would be better to talk about what we are for.  I do agree with the quote from Steiner. 

    Philosophy of Freedom Note: "When the individual is encouraged to fulfill his/her unique destiny the whole of humanity benefits."

    Therefore, I want to keep studying Steiner's very important book "The Philosophy of Freedom" because I think it really is about "diversity, equity, and inclusion" among many other things as we understand the question: what is freedom and being an ethical individualist? Thank you. 

     

    • On a superficial level social justice sounds great, but when you go deeper you find it is based on a pathological ideology. To criticise it you have to immerse yourself into this illness which is disturbing. I would rather emphasize the positive path to freedom. I have seen a way to develop a step by step path of development using observation exercises indicated in TPOF so having to study anti-racist garbage is very distracting. I also wonder if anyone really cares about Waldorf. It seems to be more important to keep the peace than to really have quality education. I have posed the question to Waldorf educaters "What are the principles of Waldorf education" and nobody seems to know. It indicates a failure in teacher training programs to surrender Waldorf to the latest trendy fad without any serious examination. If teachers had an elementary understanding of TPOF this would not happen.

      • I am not finding New Discourses to be the most helpful website in understanding racism and anti-racism.  I started to listen to their video against diversity, equity, and inclusion and could not finish it. ThoughtCo has been very helpful. This is a link to their article about critical race theory:

        https://www.thoughtco.com/critical-race-theory-4685094

        I will continue to study The Philosophy of Freedom and encourage as many teachers and administrators in Waldorf schools to do the same, and as many other individuals as I can. I listened to a question and answer session among Waldorf educators, administrators, and other interested people which was encouraging. 

        What Is Critical Race Theory? Definition, Principles, and Applications
        Critical race theory emerged in the 1980s among legal scholars seeking to challenge the idea that the United States had become a color-blind society.
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