2020 will be remembered for many reasons-a global pandemic and the most important election in a generation-but it has also been a year in which people have taken to the streets to protest systemic racism to a degree not seen since the 1960s.
The violence against Black Americans at the hands of police that sparked these protests has occurred within a larger culture war. Nationalistic movements have sought to denigrate BIPOC, immigrants, and other marginalized groups, often under the guise of protecting law and order.
It is essential that educators adopt a commitment to antiracism and challenging white supremacy. In that spirit, I am pleased to share this 30-day free access article collection highlighting some of the best justice-oriented work featured in TRSE in recent years.
Andrea Hawkman, "Swimming in and through whiteness: Antiracism in social studies teacher education" Volume 48, Issue 3https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2020.1724578
Kevin Clay & Beth Rubin, "'I look deep into this stuff because it's a part of me': Toward a critically relevant civics education" Volume 48, Issue 2https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2019.1680466
Leilani Sabzalian, "The tensions between Indigenous sovereignty and multicultural citizenship education: Toward an anticolonial approach to civic education" Volume 47, Issue 3https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2019.1639572
Marcus Johnson, "Trump, Kaepernick, and MLK as 'maybe citizens': Early elementary African American males' analysis of citizenship" Volume 47, Issue 3https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2019.1582381
John Wills, "'Daniel was racist': Individualizing racism when teaching about the Civil Rights Movement" Volume 47, Issue 3https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2019.1583620
Noreen Naseem Rodríguez, "From margins to center: Developing cultural citizenship education through the teaching of Asian American history" Volume 46, Issue 4https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2018.1432432
Dafney Dabach, Aliza Fones, Natasha Hakimali Merchant, & Adebowale Adekile, "Teachers navigating civic education when students are undocumented: Building case knowledge" Volume 46, Issue 3https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2017.1413470