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Black Professor: Blacks Who Reject Critical Race Theory Being 'Erased'

Blacks who don’t adopt the doctrines of victimhood or critical social justice erode the narrative promoted by woke activists, Erec Smith, a professor of rhetoric at York College of Pennsylvania and co-founder of Free Black Thought, says. 

“The illogic that is inherent in a lot of anti-racist activism ... is absurd," Smith says.

Smith doesn't like how The New York Times' 1619 Project, authored by Nikole Hannah-Jones, only has furthered division within the nation.

As a professor of rhetoric, Smith, who is black and the author of “A Critique of Anti-Racism in Rhetoric and Composition: the Semblance of Empowerment,” says he is concerned that anti-racist dogma contains “no sincere attempt to persuade” but is instead “an attempt to intimidate." 

Smith joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” from the Parents Unite conference in Boston on Oct. 1 to discuss why blacks who oppose critical race theory are being “erased.” Smith also explains what he would talk about discuss Ibram X Kendi, author of “How to Be an Antiracist,” if he were given the opportunity. 

We also cover these stories:

  • Democrats move to slash their $3.5 trillion social spending bill to $2 trillion. 
  • Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announces that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, no longer will conduct worksite raids.
  • Eleven state-level school board groups put distance between themselves and a National School Boards Association letter to President Joe Biden asking for federal authorities to investigate parents. 

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Why It's Likely That Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v. Wade

The days of abortion on demand could be numbered. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case in which the high court could overturn its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and send power back to the states to determine their own abortion laws."I feel like the Supreme Court right now has a very clear, intellectually honest blueprint to overturn Roe v. Wade, restore the Constitution to its proper meaning and understanding, and return the issue of abortion back to the people of America," says Denise Harle, a senior attorney at the Christian legal aid group Alliance Defending Freedom.The case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization stems from a Mississippi law, passed in 2018 but not in effect, which aims to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic immediately challenged the a lawsuit. Now, the Supreme Court again is considering the constitutionality of abortion.Harle, who directs Alliance Defending Freedom's Center for Life, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to break down the oral arguments heard by the nine justices and predict what the future holds for Roe v. Wade.We also cover these stories:The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a major abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.The House Freedom Caucus urges Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to refuse to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open if that measure funds President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers.CNN host Chris Cuomo expresses embarrassment on his Sirius XM radio show after his indefinite suspension Tuesday from the cable news outlet.Enjoy the show!

'History Is Clearly On The Pro-Life Side' : ADF Counsel Erin Hawley Breaks Down Upcoming Supreme Court Abortion Case

The upcoming Supreme Court abortion case could be "the most important" case of "our lifetimes," predicts Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Erin Hawley.Hawley, mother to three and wife to Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican, discussed Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization during a podcast interview with The Daily Signal.The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the highly divisive case on Wednesday."History is clearly on the pro-life side, and there's no way you can make a historical argument for a deeply-rooted right to abortion," Hawley said.The Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel explains the Mississippi law at the center of the Supreme Court case, how the justices may decide on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, why most abortion advocates don't properly understand Roe v. Wade, and more.We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden says he believes the United States will see cases of the new omicron variant in America sooner or later but says the variant is not a "cause for panic."Two major trials began Monday: the trial of Jeffrey Epstein's friend Ghislaine Maxwell, facing sex trafficking charges, and the trial of Jussie Smollett, the actor accused of faking a hate crime.The Students for Socialism group at Arizona State University is working to get Kyle Rittenhouse kicked out of the school after a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin acquitted Rittenhouse of homicide charges.Enjoy the show!