I just learned about and signed this petition and encourage all faculty, scholars, and students of good conscience to do so, as well. Just know that to be opposed to Critical Race Theory (CRT)—as Donald Trump is currently doing—is to oppose not only all of us whose names appear below, but the intellectual pursuit of knowledge that is not only so critical to our mission in higher education, but also liberatory. After all, we as scholars expose the truth of white supremacy and capitalist patriarchy that is just as liberatory for whites as non-whites because it illuminates power and how it works to oppress and maintain our highly unequal status quo.
I want to remind folks that we won a major court case on CRT curriculum already, Arce v. Douglas (2017), in Arizona which itself was a long and winding story with updates that I have posted to this blog over the years.
I, along with Dr. Stephen Pitti (Yale University) and Dr. Nolan Cabrera (University of Arizona Tucson) were the three expert witnesses on behalf of the Mexican American Studies student and teacher plaintiffs in this case. I have numerous posts to this blog on the court case, but these two are key: