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In an ongoing investigative series, City Journal contributing editor Christopher F. Rufo reports on the spread of critical race theory and other woke ideologies in American schools. He has also chronicled this phenomenon in American business.

  • How Gender Radicalism Conquered Sacramento Schools
    Sacramento City Unified School District instructs teachers to “normalize gender exploration” and promotes such identities as “genderqueer,” “polysexual,” and “two-spirit.” August 17, 2022
  • Soldiers for the Gender Revolution
    Left-wing activists have smuggled radical gender theory into more than 4,000 schools. August 10, 2022
  • The Dismantlers
    San Diego public schools want to overthrow “heteronormativity” and promote “genderqueer,” “non-binary,” “pansexual,” and “two-spirit” identities. August 3, 2022
  • In Portland, the Sexual Revolution Starts in Kindergarten
    The city’s public schools teach K-5 students to subvert the sexuality of “white colonizers” and begin exploring “the infinite gender spectrum.” July 27, 2022
  • Sexual Liberation in Public Schools
    Los Angeles Unified School District adopts radical “trans-affirming” programming and instructs teachers to work toward “the breakdown of the gender binary.” July 20, 2022
  • The “Gender-Variant Universe”
    A consortium of publicly subsidized nonprofits wants to “decolonize gender” and normalize male genitalia as a form of authentic womanhood. June 6, 2022
  • Laying Siege to the Institutions
    Why conservatives must go on the offensive against the elite-supported, toxic ideologies undermining American life May 24, 2022
  • “Banging Beyond Binaries”
    The School District of Philadelphia encouraged teachers to attend a conference on “kink,” “BDSM,” “trans sex,” and “masturbation sleeves.” May 17, 2022
  • Radical Gender Lessons for Young Children
    Evanston–Skokie’s school district adopts a curriculum that teaches pre-K through third-grade students to “break the binary” of gender. April 21, 2022
  • No Conspiracy Theory
    Parents are right to worry about sexual abuse of students by school officials. April 12, 2022
  • The Fight for Curriculum Transparency
    Parents have the right to know what public schools are teaching their children. February 23, 2022
  • Prison-Gang Politics
    The Left’s racialist ideologies threaten to transform America into a prison yard. February 2, 2022
  • The Ghost of Jim Crow
    Progressives are re-segregating American institutions under the guise of “racial equity.” January 19, 2022
  • Florida v. Critical Race Theory
    Governor Ron DeSantis takes a stand against racialist ideologies in public institutions and businesses. December 16, 2021
  • Next Step for the Parents’ Movement: Curriculum Transparency
    Parents have a right to know what’s being taught to their children. with James R. Copland and John Ketcham, December 1, 2021
  • Enemies of the School Board
    Parents in some school districts find their input suppressed—and their dissent criminalized. November 17, 2021
  • Biden Criminalizes CRT Dissent
    The administration has mobilized the FBI against parents who oppose critical race theory. October 6, 2021
  • The White Backlash That Wasn’t
    Opposition to critical race theory is broad and bipartisan. September 26, 2021
  • Going All In
    The NEA pledges to bring critical race theory to a public school near you. July 15, 2021
  • What Critical Race Theory Has Wrought
    A new video essay explores the theoretical roots and practical consequences of the controversial ideology. June 16, 2021
  • The Courage of Our Convictions
    How to fight critical race theory April 22, 2021
  • Merchants of Revolution
    California’s ethnic studies initiatives train children in Marxist theory—and opposition to the American system. April 13, 2021
  • Senator Cotton’s Stand
    The Arkansas lawmaker is introducing a bill to protect the military from critical race theory indoctrination. March 24, 2021
  • Subversive Education
    North Carolina’s largest school district launches a campaign against “whiteness in educational spaces.” March 17, 2021
  • Revenge of the Gods
    California’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum urges students to chant to the Aztec deity of human sacrifice. March 10, 2021
  • Critical Race Fragility
    The Left has denounced the “war on woke,” but it is afraid to defend the principles of critical race theory in public debate. March 2, 2021
  • Critical “Race” to the Bottom
    10 Blocks podcast with Brian C. Anderson, February 26, 2021
  • Failure Factory
    Buffalo’s school district tells students that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism”—while presiding over miserable student outcomes. February 23, 2021
  • Gone Crazy
    A New York City public school principal calls on white parents to “subvert white authority.” February 18, 2021
  • Bad Education
    In a Philadelphia elementary school, teachers are putting a premium on radicalism, not reading. February 11, 2021
  • Spoiled Rotten
    Students at the United Nations International School launch an anonymous social media campaign denouncing their teachers as “racists” and “oppressors.” January 28, 2021
  • “Antiracism” Comes to the Heartland
    A Missouri middle school forces teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” and watch a video of “George Floyd’s last words.” January 19, 2021
  • Woke Elementary
    A Cupertino elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.” January 13, 2021
  • Radicals in the Classroom
    San Diego’s school district tells white teachers that they are guilty of “spirit murdering” black children and should undergo “antiracist therapy.” January 5, 2021
  • Teaching Hate
    The Seattle school district claims that the U.S. education system is guilty of “spirit murder” against black children. December 18, 2020

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In an ongoing investigative series, City Journal contributing editor Christopher F. Rufo reports on the growing presence of critical race theory in American business.

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