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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.

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Political attacks on trans youth, anti-racist school curriculum, and abortion share an ideological framework. Our political response should bring these fights together.

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The pandemic has forced us to confront, simultaneously, expectations of women as workers and caretakers.

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Looking beyond just incidents of sexual assault makes campus climate surveys more effective.

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Movements led by immigrant women are remapping environmental justice.

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Post-pandemic, schools can play a powerful role in ending health inequities for girls of color.