The constitutionality of the recent wave of proposed book bans is unclear, as the US Supreme Court has given states wide latitude to regulate what is read in public schools and libraries.
There have been numerous efforts to limit students’ access to books and curricula about certain historical and societal topics. But history itself shows democracy suffers when people are uninformed.
For Mother’s Day, we look at the fastest growing prison population in Canada — racialized women, many of whom are mothers. Experts connect the trend to rising poverty and the attempts to cope with it.
A historian of education policy says the dramatic drop in history test scores among the nation’s eighth graders was a predictable result.
We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.
Dignity is at the centre of many rights-based declarations, but to eradicate racist policy and practices, we must commit to noticing each other’s personhood in new ways.
A new database shows that efforts to ban critical race theory are pervasive throughout the United States.
Host Vinita Srivastava goes deep with academic experts and those with lived experience to bring you your weekly dose of news, from an anti-racist perspective.
As the 20th century’s preeminent scholar-activist on race, W.E.B. Du Bois would not be surprised by modern-day attempts at whitewashing American history. He saw them in 1930s and 1940s.
A college readiness scholar says the new Advanced Placement course in African American Studies has been weakened by political pressure from the right.
The episodes on this playlist span the start of the pandemic with its worldwide demonstrations against anti-Black racism, to the most recent violence this winter.
The GOP leadership renewed its pledge to resist public education that includes painful discussions on race and racism in America.
Conservatives have a long history of contorting the words of Martin Luther King Jr. to further political goals at odds with King’s vision of a colorblind society.
According to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, far-right groups have been trying to stack school boards with candidates harbouring anti-equity ideologies.
A better understanding of Tolkien’s works and the nature of adaptations will combat some online disinformation and harassment that has surrounded ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.’
Western fashion, laundering and style reflected the racialized politics dramatically shaped by profound global transformations bound up with slavery, colonialism and modernization.
Academic freedom is increasingly caught up in partisan debates around freedom of speech. But the idea behind it is not only vital but shared across many other professions.
AP teachers could find themselves at odds with laws that restrict how they can teach about racism in America’s past.
Lawmakers are seeking to downplay the role that slavery played in the development of the United States, but history tells a different story.
Universities can draw on health research about patient/health-care practitioner shared decision-making to centre the voices of BIPOC students when creating policies and practices to dismantle racism.