Ignorance Breeds Obedience — That’s Why Some Parents Prefer It

Keeping kids uneducated about sex, history and mental health is how right-wing parents maintain authority — and it’s child abuse

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It was nearly a century ago that Tennessee, the state where I was born and have lived for most of my life, outlawed the teaching of evolution in…

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Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)

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Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)

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