We Have Seen This Before: The Racial Status Quo and “Anti-CRT” Discourse.
This essay discusses the recent ban on Critical Race Theory (CRT) sparked by a presidential memorandum in the early Fall of 2020. To do so, we look to the past and draw on Anti-NAACP discourse to underscore how the recent attacks on CRT manifest from the same white supremacist power structure that previously sought to halt racial justice. This essay closes with a discussion of recent white supremacist discourse and its impact on public education across the U.S.
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