Here are the newest additions to RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT ATTACKS ON “CRITICAL RACE THEORY,” THE 1619 PROJECT & ATTEMPTS TO STOP EDUCATORS FROM TEACHING ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM (also, note my Ed Week series on the topic this week!):
The War on History Is a War on Democracy is from The NY Times. Here’s a quote from it: “History is not therapy, and discomfort is part of growing up.”
Critical Race Theory Bans Are a Political Ploy, Students and Teachers Say is from Teen Vogue.
.@marclamonthill explains critical race theory. He says, "What they've managed to do is create a boogie man. A moral panic around this word, so any talk about race, any talk about justice is called critical race theory so that you don't want it." More: https://t.co/d5NRtT79V0 pic.twitter.com/pJ6kMOHl4m
— BNC (@BNCNews) July 1, 2021
Nearly 40 yrs ago, James Baldwin identified what’s at heart of contemporary CRT scare:
“The real terror that engulfs the white world now is a visceral terror…. It’s the terror of being described by those they have been describing for so long.”
-Interview w/ Julius Lester, 1984
— Robert P. Jones (@robertpjones) June 29, 2021
*Actual* Critical Race Theory: Racism is so normal, the dominant society will interpret an attack on racism as an attack on society itself.
Society, itself: https://t.co/XGEgHAX4SY
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) June 26, 2021