Divisive Anti-Racism at Oak Park

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, located in the upper-middle-class Oak Park suburb of Chicago, instituted a new equity policy. The goal was to eliminate disparities arising from “institutional racism and white supremacy in our schools.” Since then, the district has made a number of major changes in pursuit of this ambitious goal...

Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Learning For Justice” Standards: A Commentary

Many learning standards and materials relating to racial and ethnic differences in American society highlight important, helpful attention to previously untold stories and unrecognized injustices while also introducing intellectually suspect, one-sided, and potentially harmful approaches...

Glossary of Terms

pro-human adjective pro-hu·man | \ ˈprō-ˈhyü-mən \ 1. : advocating for one human race, universal civil rights and liberties, and compassionate opposition to racism and intolerance rooted in dignity and our common humanity.

anti-racist adjective an·ti-rac·ist | \ ˌan-tē-ˈrā-sist \ 1. : opposed to racism.