Author Archive for Steven Volk

Human Rights Column: Teachers in the Trenches—What’s Behind the Attack on Critical Race Theory?

November 6, 2021
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<em>Human Rights Column:</em> Teachers in the Trenches—What’s Behind the Attack on Critical Race Theory?

CRT is a curious target for legislators and school board members, if only because it is not taught at the K-12 level and only rarely to undergraduates. Today, it’s serving as a red herring to silence the discussion of race and racism across classrooms in the U.S. In recent months, Republican legislatures in approximately...
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Human Rights Column: You Can Keep Your Huddled Masses: Trump v. Immigrants

March 9, 2019
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<em>Human Rights Column:</em> You Can Keep Your Huddled Masses: Trump v. Immigrants

From the moment he assumed office, President Trump has advanced the most xenophobic immigration policy since the days of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882), negatively affecting all immigrants regardless of status, including naturalized citizens.
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