No one would have read that and thought that is what he meant. But you did for reasons I really don't wish to dwell on, because that is your circus with him. I "jumped" on that statement because it was a troll post and you know it. My point was fairly clear, and there for all to see. In other words, perhaps you should refrain from making comments such as this: "I assume that Tiassa did not mean to imply that slavery is always racist. Certainly the American experience of slavery was racist, but historically there are plenty of examples of slavery in which race was neither a motivator nor was it advanced as a justification." When this thread is about CRT and the American perspective and what is currently happening in the US and elsewhere I might add, and then feign ignorance. Oh? You didn't feign ignorance? Is this you? This has been in the news everywhere. You'd basically be living with your head in the sand if you weren't aware of what was happening in Florida. Proof was provided and it wasn't enough. I am not attacking you James. I am questioning why you chose to post what you posted. Because no one with functioning brain cells would have read his comment and made that comment. Absolutely no one, given the context and subject matter of this thread. So we are left with you either did not know or understand what was being discussed or you decided to die on that hill because you thought you were scoring a point and then decided to back pedal. Either way, was pretty poor form. The reports are factual and there have been numerous interviews of DeSantis where he was loudly defending the laws themselves. I linked you the guidelines for educators and schools for how Sociology would be taught in schools - and it does not even cover racism anywhere. Given US history, doesn't this strike you as strange? These guidelines exist because they have to abide by the law that has literally banned CRT in classrooms. Use your own critical thinking skills here, James. Why do you think schools and teachers are barred from discussing racism or teaching racism or having students consider how some laws, regulations and policies may have historically and currently impacted minorities negatively? Let's consider that "race" is a social construct. How does that affect your critical lens? Consider what teachers are saying about the laws in Florida and what they are directly experiencing?