American Sociological Association

Statement in Support of Anti-Racist Education

September 25, 2020

Several recent Trump administration efforts, including the OMB directive on training about race, diversity, and equality, have prompted learned societies to come together in advocating for anti-racist education.  “Just as a democratic society needs to support the production of scientific and scholarly knowledge free of political manipulation or intrusion, we need educational systems that are not politicized and censored, but rather seek the truth by exploring even the most difficult truths…We stand against any directives that do not allow professionals to talk openly and honestly about race and racism even when these discussions are uncomfortable.” Read the full statement here.

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