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Parents protested a new anti-racism policy at an Ontario school board saying their children could ‘internalize shame and guilt because they’re white.’ Unsplash

Why critical race theory should inform schools

Recently, specious claims against critical race theory have been showing up in Canada. School boards are being questioned about their anti-racism policies and the teaching of CRT to students.
Parent activism for racial justice in schools is parent engagement. How are school boards valuing and supporting this? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

5 ways school boards can address racial injustice

Rethinking accountability structures, how to engage parents and the community and how to support anti-racist leadership competencies all matter.
United States Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, centre, and other members of the House express their objections to the banning of teaching of Critical Race Theory in Mississippi in March. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Critical race theory and feminism are not taking over our universities

An analysis of international relations syllabi shows race and gender studies are barely mentioned.
Police push back protesters during a demonstration in Montréal calling for justice for victims of police brutality. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Defunding the police is a move towards community safety

The large budgets allotted for urban policing must be reconsidered so that communities can explore safer alternatives.
Black women have been fighting for decades for the right to wear their natural hair. Here Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the premiere of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ on Dec. 18, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP/Noah Berger)

Jada Pinkett Smith and Black women’s hair: History of disrespect leads to the CROWN Act

Until Black women can wear their hair how they want without risk of ridicule, reprimand or termination, a joke targeting Black hair is no laughing matter.
More discussion is needed about how power shapes access to learning and speaking in a university environment. (Shutterstock)

Academic freedom can’t be separated from responsibility

When speakers seek to responsibly disseminate knowledge they must be aware of their audience and how what they are saying may resonate.
People protest critical race theory outside the offices of the New Mexico Public Education Department in November 2021. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Why does critical race theory make people so uncomfortable?

A vital step in achieving the kind of action and change that CRT proposes is for each of us to be intentional and steadfast in our convictions to dismantle racist and oppressive power structures.
At least seven states have banned the teaching of critical race theory. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Battles over book bans reflect conflicts from the 1980s

A scholar compares the debates over banning books in school today to a similar clash of ideas that took place during the Reagan era.
‘Racism kills, here, there and in the whole world,’ reads a sign in Mexico City, at the U.S. Embassy in May 2020, following protests after George Floyd’s murder. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

In Mexico, how erasing Black history fuels anti-Black racism

Nationalist myth has associated ‘true Mexicanness’ with being ‘meztizo’ — a racial and cultural mix of Indigenous and Spaniard, even while the state enacted policies to assimilate Indigenous Peoples.

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