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Teaching the Past To Improve the Future

Coshandra Dillard Learning for Justice
Despite a range of opposition, educators are committed to teaching honest history in their classrooms—and students are eager to learn.

Friday Nite Videos | March 25, 2022

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Ted Cruz Invokes Dr. King, and Scholars See a Familiar Distortion

Jennifer Schuessler New York Times
In the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Ted Cruz cited the famous “I Have a Dream” speech to suggest King would have opposed race-conscious policies. It was a striking moment, in a day full of them.

Lessons From the Struggle Against the Old McCarthyism

Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin Inside Higher Ed
Political participation is key to resisting efforts to prohibit the discussion of “controversial” ideas. Those flexing their political muscle to regulate what gets taught in classrooms understand this. Those of us doing the teaching need to as well.

Friday Nite Videos | February 25, 2022

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Critical Race Theory | John Oliver

John Oliver explains what critical race theory is, what it isn’t, and why we can expect to hear more about it in the coming months.

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