The Assault on Critical Race Theory

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Antiracism as Thoughtcrime

The sloppy fascist Donald Trump may no longer reside in the White House but he’s back on the hate rally campaign trail selling his big Hitlerian Stolen Election Lie. Meanwhile, Trumpist white nationalism is booming in the “red states,” where Amerikaner Republicans hold the reins.

One of many signs of this right-wing disease’s persistent, arguably growing hold is the recent explosion of state legislation targeting critical race theory (CRT). As of June 29, Education Week reports,“26 states have introduced bills or taken other steps that would restrict teaching critical race theory or limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism…Nine states have enacted these bans, either through legislation or other avenues.”

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Paul Street’s new book is The Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and Politics of Appeasement.

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