We explain the worldview redefining social justice and fueling movements like Black Lives Matter, Transgender rights campaigns, and more. If you don't know what "Critical Theory" is and want a primer into an ideology that is reshaping our political and theological landscape this episode is for you.
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1:10 - What is Critical Theory?
4:30 - https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-do-you-define-social-justice-questions-youre-asking-job-29-17/ (How Do You Define Social Justice?)
5:40 - The heart of Critical Theory: power differentials
6:10 - https://www.britannica.com/biography/Michel-Foucault (Michel Foucault)
7:10 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+4%3A1&version=ESV (Ecclesiastes 4.1) and https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+13.23&version=NIV (Proverbs 13.23)
10:05 - Truths #1 of Critical Theory: All knowledge is socially constructed (for the sake of power)
13:00 - https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-fat-studies-63108 (Fat studies )
15:50 - https://quillette.com/2019/03/19/an-interview-with-lisa-littman-who-coined-the-term-rapid-onset-gender-dysphoria/ (Lisa Littman's) article on https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202330 (rapid onset of gender dysphoria)
16:45 - "https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/24/opinion/sunday/vaginoplasty-transgender-medicine.html (My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy)" by Andrea Long Chu
17:50 - Truth #2: All unequal outcomes are the result unjust structures and systems
18:05 - https://www.ibramxkendi.com/beantiracistjournal (How to Be an Anti-Racist) by Ibram X. Kendi
20:45 - https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1322963321994289154?s=20 (Kamala Harris on social inequities)
24:10 - Truth #3: All cultures are relative
24:35 - Smithsonian's poster on "https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/antiracism-training-white-fragility-robin-diangelo-ibram-kendi.html (White Culture)"
26:30 - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/trump-s-gains-among-latino-voters-shouldn-t-come-surprise-n1246463 (Latino votes for Donald Trump)
27:50 - Truth #4: There are not shared universal truths
29:00 - https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/20/18542843/intersectionality-conservatism-law-race-gender-discrimination (Kimberle Crenshaw)
30:25 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+3.28&version=ESV (Galatians 3.28)
31:50 - https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm (I Have a Dream) by Martin Luther King Jr.
35:25 - How does Critical Theory think about Social Justice?
37:30 - Facet #1 of Social Justice according to Critical Theory: One must be "woke"
40:40 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+18.9-14&version=ESV (Luke 18.9-14)
42:10 - Facet #2: Knowledge is rooted entirely in your own experiences as a part of an identity group, not in your experience as an individual
46:20 - Facet #3: You must subvert categories and language that are designed to oppress others
50:20 - Facet #4: Deprioritize individual rights and individual identity
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