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Podcast Series- "Those Meddling Kids": Unmasking the Anti-CRT Crusade in Christian Higher Ed
ICYMI: This video podcast series, released last year, now seems prescient given all that's happening in Christian colleges and universities.
I have no idea what I was thinking doing a 10-part(!) series. It was so much work! But I did it for the students at Christian colleges and for the faculty and staff who want to see racial progress. You can help keep this content coming by becoming a paid subscriber today!
Grove City College. Palm Beach Atlantic University. Taylor University.
All Christian colleges and universities. All institutions that have censored or dismissed their own faculty for teaching about racial justice.
An alarming trend is taking place in Christian higher ed. Administrators are targeting any personnel they deem too “woke” and either silencing or firing them.
The effort to subvert academic freedom and suppress honest dialogue about racism in Christian institutions is often done in the name of resisting what they label “Critical Race Theory.”
In August 2022, I released a 10-part video podcast series called “Those Meddling Kids”: Unmasking the Anti-CRT Crusade in Christian Higher Ed.
While many received this series with gratitude, others contended that the concerns over what I called the “anti-CRT crusade” were overblown. They thought the issue was mostly confined to a few fringe institutions. They were wrong.
With the recent revelations concerning Professor Julie Moore at Taylor University, now is a good time to revisit “Those Meddling Kids” and gain a better understanding of the anti-CRT crusade that is cracking the intellectual and ethical foundations of Christian higher ed.
Listen to episode 1 because it frames the whole series. Then listen in whatever order you like. All of the interviews are packed with well-researched and relevant information.
Full YouTube playlist
"Those Meddling Kids: Unmasking the Anti-CRT Crusade in Christian Higher Ed" with Dr. Jemar Tisby
"What Is Critical Race Theory?" with Dr. Robert Chao Romero
"A History of Racism in Christian Ed" with Dr. Otis Pickett
"White Christian Nationalism in Christian Higher Ed" with Dr. Andrew Whitehead
"Understanding the Anti-CRT Industrial Complex" with Katherine Stewart
"The Antiracist Witness of the Black Church" with Dr. Malcolm Foley
"Building an Antiracist Culture in Christian Institutions" with Dr. Christian Edmondson
"Healing from Racial Trauma" with Sheila Wise Rowe
"A Pastoral Response to the Anti-CRT Crusade" with Rev. Jacqui Lewis
"Protesting the Anti-CRT Crusade" with André Henry
What episode are you most interested in or do you remember best? Let us know in the comments!
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