Why It’s Important to Pass State Critical Race Theory Bills Now

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And why those who argue otherwise misunderstand both the nature of laws and the nature of political movements.

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T
he push by Republican state legislatures to restrict or ban the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) and its intellectual progeny has met with a number of arguments, ranging from denial that CRT exists or is taught in schools to critiques of the specific language of anti-CRT bills. To some anti-anti-CRT critics, especially among current or former conservatives, there are also structural arguments against the entire project. I have written previously about one of those arguments: the contention that dictating what is taught in public schools run by the government is none of the government’s business.

Fine, say the anti-anti-CRT crowd;

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