[Blackstudies-l] Weekly Liberal Education News: legislating against critical race theory

Maria Helena Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Sat Jun 12 08:59:54 EDT 2021


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*Weekly Liberal Education News Watch*
*Week of June 7-11, 2021*


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Legislating Against Critical Race Theory
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*Inside Higher Ed*More than a dozen states considered or passed legislation
targeting critical race theory this year. How has this academic concept
become so politicized? Read more >>
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Ending the Hate: Scholars Emphasize Activism for LGBTQ+ Social Change
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*Diverse: Issues in Higher Education*People who identify as LGBTQ+ are
nearly four times more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience
violent victimization, including rape, sexual assault and aggravated or
simple assault. […] In academia, researchers and leaders in LGBTQ+ studies
are heeding the call for policy changes and reformative actions. Read more
>>
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Higher Education Needs to Get Comfortable with Trial and Error
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*The Hechinger Report*
Better outcomes and graduation rates are possible for underrepresented and
low-income students if we work together and share what we’ve learned. Read
more
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Anti-Racism & Humanistic Inquiry
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*Diverse: Issues in Higher Education*

Collaborative work produced anti-racist action plans, diversity, equity,
and inclusion statements, and revised departmental and program curriculums.
But here, too, we witness imbalances, with departments and programs in some
divisions carrying the load of this essential and timely work. Read more >>
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Rewriting the Past
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*Inside Higher Ed*When we speak of decolonizing the curriculum and
deconstructing the canon, this should certainly mean recognizing the
cultural authority of previously ignored figures, understanding contentious
concepts (for example, justice) from indigenous perspectives, and examining
the process of syncretism and cultural appropriation and adaptation. Read
more > >
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*This Week on the Liberal Education Blog*

Navigating Change in the Liberal Arts
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*By Karen E. Spierling*The push to update—or sweep aside—liberal arts and
humanities disciplines in favor of professional programs predates the
current COVID crises. But Denison University intentionally chose not to
start a traditional professional major or insert business classes—such as
marketing or supply chain logistics—into our curriculum. Instead, we
created something entirely new: a global commerce major that would not only
preserve the liberal arts at Denison but strengthen them. Read more >>
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*Critical Race Theory: What is it? Why is it important?*

Definitions
Key Scholars
Organizations/Journals
Curriculum
Black Studies
Controversy

*Definitions*

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theory
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A guide to critical race theory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDu_VUpoJ8
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*Key Scholars*

Derrick Bell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Bell
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVy8w0Sz9LY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zYD1q8B30
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Kimberle Crenshaw
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberl%C3%A9_Williams_Crenshaw
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNKbGFoYC1Q
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Richard Delgado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Delgado
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Patricia Williams
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*Organizations/Journals*

American Bar Association
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/civil-rights-reimagining-policing/a-lesson-on-critical-race-theory/
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Critical Race Studies in Education Association
https://www.crsea.org/
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Education Week
https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05
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Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/CRI
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Equity and Excellence in Education
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/713845285
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American Behavioral Scientist
https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/abs/63/13
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Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives
https://www.law.georgetown.edu/mcrp-journal/
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*Curriculum*

National map of course locations
https://criticalrace.org/
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Brown
https://blogs.brown.edu/amst-2220j-s01-2017-fall/
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Columbia
https://www.law.columbia.edu/academics/courses/27030
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Harvard
https://hls.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/default.aspx?o=76762
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Stanford
https://law.stanford.edu/courses/critical-race-theory/
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*Black Studies*

Penn State
https://afam.la.psu.edu/people/areas-of-specialization/critical-race-theory
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University of the West Indies
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi8leH5rIjxAhWUbs0KHW6qC7Q4ChAWMAF6BAgUEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cavehill.uwi.edu%2Ffhe%2Fhistphil%2Fchips%2Farchives%2F2008%2Fdocs%2Fparker2008.aspx&usg=AOvVaw1DOTsbkjtHIlblfMJCxrZ
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Warren Wilson College
https://www.warren-wilson.edu/programs/africana-studies/
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*The Controversy*

National Public Radio
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1001055828/the-brewing-political-battle-over-critical-race-theory
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The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/05/gops-critical-race-theory-fixation-explained/618828/
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Michigan State University
https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/ask-the-expert-critical-race-theory-attack-in-schools
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Portside
https://portside.org/2021-06-07/how-critical-race-theory-became-new-conservative-bogeyman
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