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Anti-racism activism news and analysis from The Nation
July 21, 2021
Texan Republican Cancel Culture Targets the Teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Why did Texas senators vote to drop Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” from school curriculums?
July 20, 2021
Policing Won’t Stop Anti-Asian Violence—Solidarity Will
Hate crime legislation and law enforcement will not protect working-class Asian communities.
July 9, 2021
Randi Weingarten Rips CRT Critics for ‘Trying to Stop Us From Teaching Students Accurate History’
The political and media elites that are whipping up anger over Critical Race Theory are furious with a teachers union leader for exposing their lies.
July 2, 2021
Gwen Berry Is the Hero We Need
The Olympic hammer thrower is facing attacks similar to those felt by anti-racist educators and activists around the country. And she is not backing down an inch.
June 23, 2021
Have We Entered America’s Third Era of Reconstruction?
The first two have much to teach us about the possibilities and dangers that abound today.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
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June 15, 2021
‘Critical Race Theory’ at a Big Sports School
African American Studies department chair David Canton joins the show to talk sports, politics, and critical race theory
June 8, 2021
Florida’s Ron DeSantis Wants to Cancel Education About Systemic Racism
An authoritarian governor—and 2024 GOP presidential prospect—seeks to bar teaching on how slavery, segregation, and white supremacy have shaped policy.
June 3, 2021
The Miseducation of White Children
The attacks on critical race theory are just another attempt to prevent this country from reckoning with its racist past and present—by keeping white kids ignorant.
June 2, 2021
Naomi Osaka and the Growing Backlash Against Athletes Who Dare to Speak Out
Fan violence in the NBA and the French Open crackdown on Naomi Osaka have something glaring in common: the reassertion of power over outspoken Black athletes.
April 30, 2021
White Supremacy Never Takes a Day Off
The Chauvin verdict seemed like a victory. Then came the racist reaction to the verdict—and the murder of Ma’Khia Bryant.