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Educators On Critical Race Theory

Educators On Critical Race Theory

What A Day - July 16, 2021 - 26:05

At its heart, critical race theory is the idea of explaining how systemic racism has persisted in our country’s policies and laws throughout its history. But CRT has become a passion project for conservatives across the nation, who have used the term vigorously to rile up their base, and moved to ban it from being discussed in public classrooms, state agencies, and more. We spoke with two educators about the impact that the country-wide politicization of CRT is having on them and on their students. Plus, a special announcement from our beloved host Akilah Hughes.Show Notes:NBC News: "See which states have passed critical race theory bills" – https://nbcnews.to/3A1wrnYChalkbeat op-ed by Valencia Ann Abbott: ”I am a veteran history teacher. Let me teach history” – https://bit.ly/3dmskt3For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday.

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