Moral Panic

  • Teaching Black History in Virginia Just Got Tougher

    Glenn Youngkin's attack on "divisive" history lessons clearly put the wishes of conservative whites at the center of the debate about curriculum. Now, a planned change to increase Black history in Virginia schools is on hold and Black students and families ask why their concerns are unheard. 

  • New Laws have Teachers Confused, Scared, and Self-Censoring

    Few new laws have (yet) impacted the curriculum or resulted in the prosecution of teachers. But nevertheless, history and social studies teachers across America report a real chilling effect from laws that subject them to community surveillance and censure. 

  • Why I'm Tired of Hearing About "Wokeness"

    by Regina Rini

    "Perhaps the worst effect of the anti-Wokeist rhetoric invading academe is that it drowns out more careful critiques of so-called “Woke” policies."

  • There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    "Republican operatives... are effectively debating themselves. They have conjured an imagined monster to scare the American people and project themselves as the nation’s defenders from that fictional monster."

  • CRT: How to Manufacture a Moral Panic

    "When an educator exposes the racism that lurks within this nation, they often find themselves at the mercy of an onslaught from the right."