by AAUP National, et al.,
June 16, 2021
At a time when the country is confronting deep-rooted racial inequity and having overdue conversations about our history, legislators in a number of states have moved to restrict teaching about oppression, race, and gender.
We strongly oppose these efforts to stifle education about racism and American history in schools, colleges, and universities. Along with more than seventy other organizations who have signed on to a statement authored by the AAUP, PEN America, the American Historical Association, and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, we affirm that Americans of all ages deserve nothing less than a free and open exchange about history and the forces that shape our world today.