Alarmed by racist attacks on Academic Freedom; White Professors Are Starting to Speak Up!

It's about time.

"I have watched in amazement as state legislatures have rushed to ban the teaching of critical race theory, or any curriculum that is based on it. To date, bills have been advanced in seven states banning the teaching of critical race theory in schools, and in one of these ...
... states—Idaho—the bill has been signed into law. While such bills have not been advanced in California, attacks on ethnic studies increasingly call out critical race theory. Critics claim that it is a divisive ideology that teaches hate, indoctrinates students
...with hate toward white people, and injects race into what should be a colorblind curriculum.

I come to this controversy as a white scholar of race and curriculum, who has used #criticalracetheory as an analytical tool in some of my academic work, and
...who has spent decades teaching predominantly white audiences about race and racism."
"I view attempts to censor #criticalracetheory as an uninformed reaction to fear, a reaction that over the long run will be more harmful than helpful to the nation’s ability to grapple with its legacy of racism."

— Christine Sleeter(@csleeter)

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