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Bans on critical race theory could have a chilling effect on how educators teach about racism

Bans on critical race theory could have a chilling effect on how educators teach about racism

Perhaps no topic has dominated education news in 2021 like the debate over whether or not critical race theory should be taught – or whether it is even being taught – in America’s schools. Critical race theory is an academic framework that holds that racism is embedded in American society and its institutions. The debate about whether K-12 students […] … learn more→

Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t

Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana sent a letter to fellow Republicans on June 24, 2021, stating: “As Republicans, we reject the racial essentialism that critical race theory teaches … that our institutions are racist and need to be destroyed from the ground up.” Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law professor and central figure in the development of critical […] … learn more→

The Australian Senate has voted to reject critical race theory from the national curriculum. What is it, and why does it matter?

The Australian Senate has voted to reject critical race theory from the national curriculum. What is it, and why does it matter?

The Australian Senate yesterday voted in support of a motion calling on the federal government to reject critical race theory from the national curriculum. The motion was moved by Senator Pauline Hanson. Critical race theory, or CRT, is an academic theory developed primarily by Black scholars and activists to highlight the systemic and institutional nature of racism. […] … learn more→

Critical race theory sparks activism in students

Critical race theory sparks activism in students

Critical race theory – an academic framework that holds that racism is embedded in society – has become the subject of an intense debate about how issues of race should or shouldn’t be taught in schools. Largely missing in the debate is evidence of how exposure to critical race theory actually affects students. As a researcher who specializes […] … learn more→

Critical race theory is a methodology, not an ideology

Critical race theory is a methodology, not an ideology

Black History Month always produces a charged debate about who is and who is not privileged, whether that’s in the histories we teach, the stories we write or the people we hire. This year, critical race theory is being attacked by right-wing politicians in the UK and the US as anti-capitalist, radical propaganda. But critical […] … learn more→