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Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation
June 18, 2021
Computer Screens and Pieces of Paper
After a year of remote learning, many college students are reevaluating the value of higher education.
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 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.
May 28, 2021
A Historian of the Tulsa Race Massacre Confronts the Myth of Objectivity
Karlos Hill argues that a scholar’s power lies in “being a catalyst for change.”
David M. Perry
May 20, 2021
I Will Not Be Silenced Because I Demand Justice for Palestine
Like many Palestinians, I have been attacked and punished for criticizing Israel. Now I’m filing a civil rights complaint against my university for encouraging those attacks.
Ahmad Omar Daraldik
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May 10, 2021
The UC System’s Policing Expansion Belies Its Stated Commitment to Racial Justice
The license for the rise of the law-and-order campus dates back to President Richard Nixon and
The Report of the President’s Commission on Campus Unrest
Robin D.G. Kelley
David Theo Goldberg
May 7, 2021
Climate Justice Is About More Than Just Fossil Fuels
A true commitment to climate justice is much broader: It necessarily entails building local resilience to climate impacts.
May 5, 2021
Student Debt Is Devastating American Families—Here’s How
Advocates collected thousands of responses from borrowers across the country, and their stories show just how debilitating student debt has become.
May 3, 2021
The Rise of Adjunct Lit
How a bleak future in and out of the academy has produced a new kind of campus novel.
April 29, 2021
Last Night Was Joe Biden’s Moment. May There Be Many More.
Scranton Joe, once the neoliberal senator from Delaware, translated left ideas into unthreatening but inspiring language Wednesday night. Which is a huge accomplishment.