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The Authoritarian Big Chill: Critical Race Theory versus Nostalgia in a Deep Red State

By John R. Wood

Abstract:

This article focuses on Oklahoma’s House Bill 1775 and its implications for academic and intellectual freedom. In a political strategy to cancel the study of race and gender in US history through memory laws, it is creating a chilling effect on teaching and is banning books related to these subjects. Proponents of H.B. 1775 want to replace the current curriculum with a “patriotic” political history that relies on nostalgia. Oklahoma teachers and professors, however, are not backing down.

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