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#221 Critical Race Talk with Calvin Robinson

Teach Me, Teacher

Hello everyone, and welcome to a special 2 part episode of Teach Me, Teacher. The intro you are hearing (reading) now is exactly the same on both episodes titled, Critical Race Talk. This is due to the nature and ties of the conversations you will hear, and also the reasoning behind why I am putting out this content at all on this podcast. To start, I believe in discourse and the dismantling of echo chambers. While anyone with time on their hands or a history with Teach Me, Teacher can verify my political and social leanings tend to be towards what Americans call “the left,” — I do not deny this— I do not subscribe to any one ideology or framework. As an educator and academic, I pride the search for truth above all else, even when such truth may challenge my own beliefs about the world and its institutions. Essentially, I consider myself politically homeless. I do not find my political identity within strict party lines, rather, I listen to as many good intentioned sides and sources as I can, and decide how I will act accordingly. With that said, Teach Me, Teacher is first and foremost a “best practices” podcast. It is designed from the ground up to be a no-nonsense approach to professional development for educators— and its success and reach, I believe, is because of my commitment to this vision of what PD can be for teachers and administrators. However, best practices cannot be achieved without addressing the larger issues surrounding education and our communities. Teaching does not happen in a vacuum. Indeed, it touches nearly every aspect of life—how many professions can say that? — and with such a burden, comes the responsibility to contend with more than just academics. The sterilization of teaching into just being about standards, mastery, and skills, ignores the vast amounts nuanced factors that make such important aspects of teaching possible in the first place. In other words, what we believe directly affects how we act and teach. To ignore the human aspect of teaching in this way is to ignore what teaching is entirely. The following podcast, and its counterpart, which are both named the same, minus the guest involved, primarily deal with the controversial topic of Critical Race Theory and its association with public schools. Both episodes touch on various other factors and examine the issue through different lenses, but I believe they both offer nuance to the discussion that simply isn’t happening in most circles today. These episodes are not meant to be set up as combatants, which is why they are separated. Rather, I am presenting them as different lenses on the same subject. As the interviewer, I tried to be as non-biased as possible. I tied similar questions to each interview, but I also allowed for each guest to bring their own unique expertise to the discussion. I constructed each discussion around each guests’ unique platform and what they talk about. Whether this is an effective way to address this issue, will ultimately be up to you, the listener. I’m sure there are faults I cannot see, and lines of questioning I did not capitalize on, but these discussions are real discussions between people who care about education. The only editing present are quality adjustments and deletions of technical problems caused by recording over Zoom. Everything else has been untouched. As a quick side note: the only edit I would like to add here is about the data I talked about with Robinson in terms of pass rates based on race. It can be easily misunderstood because of how I said it, so I want to clarify that when I discuss the differing percentages student groups in Texas must hit to be considered proficient, I am referring to their groups as a whole, not individual pass rates. Moving on, I was upfront to each guest about the nature of how I would release these, so there is no gotcha imbedded into the release of these episodes. I respect both Professor Jarvis Givens and Calvin Robinson greatly. I could not have asked for better, more thoughtful educators to be on the show for this topic. Any indication on my part of superiority of ideas over either is unintentional. This is why both episodes get the same intro, and why both are releasing at the exact same time. The current debate around Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is contentious, to say the least. Passionate educators, pundits, and yes, opportunists, have been engaging in what best can be called “debates,” and at worst, flame wars against one another. My goal is that these talks, when listened to together, offer insight, nuance, and challenges to what you and I believe. My goal is to elevate this discussion past political lines, so that we may come together in a way that leads us to a better place, rather than circling the drain until both sides lose. Enjoy the episodes, share them if you believe they are valuable, and bring your comments to the social spaces so that we can work through all of this together, regardless of political leanings. In this episode, we address:  Political movements infiltrating schools  Teachers buying resources online that are not vetted by institutions who’s goal it is to be neutral  The nebulousness and weaponization of terms  Victimhood  Does data show racism?  The problem with covert racism  Is banning Critical Race Theory the correct way to approach disagreements? Calvin Robinson is a British conservative political commentator, policy advisor and campaigner who is a senior fellow at Policy Exchange. He has taught technology as his time as an educator, and has served as an assistant principal. You can follow Calvin here. 

19 Jul 2021

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Calvin Robinson

The Delingpod: The James Delingpole Podcast

Support the Delingpod!!! https://www.subscribestar.com/jamesdelingpole Calvin is a British conservative political commentator and senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Robinson is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. As a commentator, Robinson has contributed to talkRADIO.


13 Jun 2021

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Ep#177 - Calvin Robinson

The Godless Spellchecker Podcast

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes social commentator and political advisor Calvin Robinson (@CalvinRobinson). 0:00 Intro 5:09 Start Of interview 6:19 About Calvin Robinson 7:06 Education and Christianity 7:56 Do we need Christianity for morality? 13:33 Identity politics and being called on to discuss race 16:10 What does it mean to you to be ‘right-wing’? 19:57 Should we worry about a new ‘entitled’ generation of children? 21:49 Should we defund the BBC? And the Martin Bashir scandal 27:43 The relevance and value of a Monarchy in 2021 30:33 Religious teaching in schools 34:20 Anti-Semitism on UK streets and the failure of liberalism. 36:49 The left-wing interest in the Israel/Palestine conflict. 39:43 Black Lives Matter and George Floyd as a martyr. 43:37 Treating ‘Black’ as a political ideology and being labelled a ‘race-traitor’. 45:21 Is modern ‘anti-racism’ hurting progress on race-relations? 50:54 Is social media a mistake? 57:19 Are we too afraid to speak our mind now? Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.


4 Jun 2021

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Calvin Robinson - The Left Want To Control Ethnic Minorities. Britain Is Not Institutionally Racist.

So what you're saying is...

In the wake of the US verdict in the George Floyd case and following the release of Tony Sewell's "Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities" report here in the UK, this week's #SWYSI​ examines the state of race relations in the UK, the left's attitude to ethnic minorities, education and social mobility.Our guest is campaigner Calvin Robinson, a former secondary school teacher who is now Senior Research Fellow at Policy Exchange. He has also been involved with grass roots campaigns to prevent indoctrination of children in schools and to defund the BBC. He has received considerable abuse from the left, much of its racist, for being right wing and black.---------------SUBSCRIBE: If you are enjoying the show, please subscribe to our channel on YouTube (click the Subscribe Button underneath the video and then Click on the Bell icon next to it to make sure you Receive All Notifications)AUDIO: If you prefer Audio you can subscribe on itunes or Soundcloud. Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-923838732​itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/s...​ SUPPORT/DONATE: "So What You're Saying Is.." is still very new and to continue to produce quality programming we need your support. Your donations will help ensure the show not only continues but can grow into a major online platform challenging the cultural orthodoxies dominant in our institutions, public life and media. PAYPAL/ CARD PAYMENTS - ONE TIME & MONTHLY: You can donate in a variety of ways via our website: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk/#do...​It is set up to accept one time and monthly donations.ABOUT THE SHOW: So What You're Saying Is... (SWYSI) is a weekly discussion show with experts and significant figures from the political, cultural and academic worlds. The host is Peter Whittle (@PRWhittle), Founder & Director of The New Culture Forum, a Westminster-based think tank that seeks to challenge the cultural orthodoxies dominant in the media, academia, and British culture / society at large.JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Web: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk​F: https://www.facebook.com/NCultureForum/​ Y: http://www.youtube.com/c/NewCultureForum​ T: http://www.twitter.com/NewCultureForum​ (@NewCultureForum)


4 May 2021

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#185: Calvin Robinson - Why We Must Defend Free Speech Now More Than Ever

Freedom Pact

Calvin Robinson is a political commentator, adviser, educator & columnist at The Telegraph, The Daily Mail & More.In this podcast, Calvin speaks on questions such as:- Is the UK really a racist nation?- What did we learn from the UK Race Report?- Why should we 'defund the BBC?'- Did the left treat Prince Phillip's death in a 'kind' manner?- What did we learn from Piers Morgan's GMB exit?- How can we deal with political burnout? - & Much More To find more from Calvin, visit his website: https://www.calvinrobinson.org/Watch these podcasts on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FreedomPactJoin our 'Healthy, Wealthy & Wise' Newsletter: http://freedompact.co.uk/newsletter


3 May 2021

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#144 Calvin Robinson - British Identity & 'Woke' Racism

Real Talk with Zuby

Calvin Robinson is a British political advisor, commentator, educator, and columnist. We discuss defining British values, national identity, overcoming modern-day racism, and educational reform.Follow Zuby - https://twitter.com/zubymusic​ Follow Calvin - https://twitter.com/calvinrobinsonSupport Zuby on Patreon - https://patreon.com/zubymusic​ Special thanks to GOLD TIER Patreon members: Ebele Achor, Adam Patterson, Joseph Skelton, Darla Aranda, Andrea Mucelli, Matt Gallagher & Matthew Steinfeld! Subscribe to the 'Real Talk With Zuby' podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & more - https://fanlink.to/zubypodcast​ Website - https://zubymusic.com​ Online Store - https://teamzuby.com​ 'Strong Advice: Zuby's Guide to Fitness For Everybody' eBook - https://gumroad.com/l/zubyfitness

1hr 3mins

9 Apr 2021

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"I'm Controversial Because I Say Things a White Man Can't" - Calvin Robinson


Former teacher turned political commentator Calvin Robinson joins us in the studio. Join our exclusive TRIGGERnometry community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/ OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here: Paypal: https://bit.ly/2Tnz8yq https://www.subscribestar.com/triggernometry https://www.patreon.com/triggerpod Bitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5 Buy Merch Here: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/ ADVERTISE on TRIGGERnometry: marketing@triggerpod.co.uk Join the Mailing List: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/ Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media:  https://twitter.com/triggerpod https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod About TRIGGERnometry:  Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.

1hr 6mins

17 Mar 2021

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Was Piers right to walk? Special Guest Calvin Robinson.

The Jon Gaunt Show

This is the audio only version of Jon Gaunt's Facebook Live and Youtube TV show from Wednesday March 10 2021. Jon Gaunt debates the fallout from THAT interview? Was it fair that Piers Morgan lost his job? Do you believe that the Royal Family is racist? Special Guest Calvin Robinson talks about the mentality of Critical Race Theory and is Free Speech dead in the UK? Jon's TV show is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 pm on his Facebook page and on Jon Gaunt TV here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj8D6iM0mO27Wiz71ddNzHQ?view_as=subscriber Please subscribe @youtube to Jon Gaunt TV Please follow jongaunt on Facebook and Twitter.

1hr 2mins

11 Mar 2021

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Roadmap or labyrinth out of lockdown?; Vaccination passports; Calvin Robinson racially abused by race relations charity; Shock and horror as Prince Charles visits sick father in hospital

Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

Jamie and Daniel French take the reins for this special 20th edition of Irreverend! We review the recent governmental unveiling of a "roadmap" out of lockdown and the four tests that must be met if even this glacially paced timetable is to be met. We get our rant on about the conservative press who are now passionately advocating for a two-tier society in which vaccination passports are used to prove that you belong to the right group.We chat about the recent racial abuse that Calvin Robinson has received from the hard left, including a race relations charity called The Race Trust. We ask when the Church of England will issue a statement defending one of their own from racist abuse as they did when Jarel Robinson Brown received ostensibly similar treatment.We also talk about the shock story of the week, which is that Prince Charles visited his sick, 99 year old father in hospital. People are outraged apparently, but it probably says more about them than anything else.Email of the week comes from Rosemary who has rewritten 1 Corinthians 13 for the COVID-era. The text of her work is below these show notes for anyone who would like them.Thanks for listening. As always please contact us for any suggestions, criticisms, questions, excoriations at irreverendpod@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter @irreverendpod and/or on our YouTube page! Please also rate and review us on iTunes to help us ascend the algorithm.If you are looking for an open church in England, please visit www.uklockdownchurches.wordpress.com where there is a list available with some basic information. Alternatively if you have an open church and would like to list it, you are welcome to do so there.1 Corinthians 13 (COVID rewrite)Though I speak with the tongues of virologists and epidemiologists, and have not Covid, I have become as a corrupted file, or an unconvincing symbol.And though I have the gift of modelling, and a tenured post at Imperial College, and though I have all algorithms, so that I can move mountains of data, and have not Covid, I am nothing.And though I bestow all my figures to terrify the masses, and though I allow my results to be turned around, and have not Covid, it profiteth me nothing.Covid lasteth long, and is a bind; Covid pardoneth not; Covid transmitteth itself, its statistics are puffed up, it perpetuateth itself nosocomially, seeketh out the old, is easily contracted, causeth much evil, rejoiceth not in compassion, but perverteth the truth; distorteth all things, devalueth all things, enslaveth all things, crusheth all things.Treatment for Covid never faileth; but whether there be cancer screening, it shall be suspended; whether there be heart problems, they shall be misdiagnosed; whether there be co-morbidities, they shall vanish away from the death certificate.For we bully in part, and we terrify in part. But when that which is totalitarian is come, that which is in part shall be done away.When I was a human being, I spake as a human being, I understood as a human being, l thought as a human being; but when I became a terrified zombie, I put away human things.For now I breathe through a mask, hardly, but then with a deleted face; now I snitch in part, but then shall I snitch even as I am snitched on.And now abideth flu, pneumonia, and Covid, these three; but the greatest of these is Covid. 

1hr 46mins

26 Feb 2021

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#1 - A Pint Of Interest with Calvin Robinson

A Pint of Interest

In our first episode of A Pint Of Interest, we sit down with Calvin Robinson.  Calvin is a political commentator and activist and has been involved with campaigns from Defund the BBC to the Reclaim Party.  We ask him whether wokeism has gone too far? Are puzzles racist and have a spicy debate about the BBC over a pint.  You won't want to miss it! Subscribe to our social medias @apintofinterest to stay up to date with our latest episodes, to find out more about our hosts and to pose questions for future guests we'll have on the show!


11 Feb 2021