Critical Race Theory
The media's continued failure to discern the difference between genuinely concerned parents and the political agenda bent on destroying years of equality is sad but not surprising. It also shows a media landscape wholly unprepared for race conversations and the fundamental need to divest from white supremacy.
Texas Republican state Rep. Matt Krause has compiled a list of 850 books he has identified as materials that "might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex," and requested that school districts report possessing any books from the list.
Kohler was one of several board members who voted in support of the resolution last July. Passed less than two months after Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, the now rescinded resolution included language condemning white supremacy culture and hate speech. It also recommended that school districts think more intentionally.
On Monday, Glenn Youngkin, the GOP's great white hope in Virginia's gubernatorial race, released a campaign ad featuring a woman who, in 2012 and 2013, embarked on a mission to get iconic, Nobel Prize-winning Black author Toni Morrison's novel Beloved removed from her son's school.
To the casual listener, there might be nothing wrong with this conversation. But therein lies the problem with it. Normalizing talking points meant to undermine advancement while engaging in intellectually dishonest commentary only emboldens groups who deal in dishonesty.
A Republican-endorsed video that Rep. Jerry Nadler successfully prevented from being played during a House Judiciary Committee hearing disproportionately features Black parents pushing anti-critical race theory propaganda.
A right-wing parents group has sued a school district in suburban Boston alleging white students there are having their civil rights violated because "a policy of segregating students by race" that favors minorities has been adopted.
City schools Chancellor Meisha Ross-Porter introduced the new Black studies curriculum Wednesday at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Manhattan.
A woman did her best Karen impression and was forced to apologize for questioning how an Ivy League-educated Black mother became a member of a school committee in suburban Boston and suggesting she was unqualified.
During a recent interview, Ben Carson not only compared critical race theory advocates to "animals" but he also downplayed the significance of slavery in the U.S. while invoking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name.
A Black principal was recently put on paid administrative leave after parents at his Texas high school complained that he was influencing critical race theory on students.
The African American Policy Forum is set to host a five-day course on Critical Race Theory that will feature a number of experts from law, policy and community organizing backgrounds who will present several different ideas on the topic.
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