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 “A study from Sesame Workshop found that 86 percent of the children ages 6-11 who they surveyed report that people in the United States are treated unfairly on the basis of race; nearly half the children say that racism is top of mind for them.” EdWeek >

Lynching is now a federal crime. Good luck teaching kids why. This week, President Biden signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act into law. But with book bans descending upon classrooms across the country, how many kids will understand the significance of this legislation? MSNBC >

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White anxiety, redefined. In a critical op-ed for AAPF, writer Anthony Conwright emphasizes the persistence of white supremacy in efforts to halt critical race theory: “legislation that defines critical race theory as a ‘divisive concept’ has no standing as a logical or moral argument, and, much like the bid to neuter Holocaust denial, is entirely dishonest.” AAPF 
 

 

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