Critical Race Theory Might Actually Save Us


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There is nothing like the right-wing’s long game. They manufacture crises with the regularity and efficiency of a Ford automobile plant. And the latest battleground in the ongoing cultural proxy war waged by the right continues to be critical race theory. It’s really a war about race, history, power, and institutions like our public schools, which are tasked with enforcing our cultural values. For months now, we’ve been treated to a media montage of politically stoked parental outrage at school board meetings across the country over the supposed infiltration of critical race theory into public education. And more than a dozen states have passed a series of local and state bans on the teaching of CRT or related concepts on race, racism, and American history.

Given all…

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