Entries by Jayne Swift

Queer Students of Color and Diversity Mandates in Public Education

In March 2022, Donald Trump told his supporters in South Carolina: “We have no choice, the fate of any nation ultimately depends upon the willingness of its citizens to lay down… their very lives to defend their country.” What ominous threat was he referencing? Diversity mandates in public education, or the specter of critical race theory and LGBTQ history in classrooms.