Recently, more Americans are having heated discussions about Critical Race Theory (CRT). Critical Race Theory has popped up on the news, in school board meetings, and even as a campaign issue in last week’s Virginia Governor’s race. While opponents paint CRT as an educational evil, many in the academic world would say those opponents are misunderstanding, in some cases willfully, what critical race theory actually is.
One local voice that has entered this challenging conversation is the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM) which is holding an 8-Week Series of Educational classes designed to teach K-16 Educators how to teach about Racism, Slavery, and other challenging topics in Georgia classrooms. WUGA's Alexia Ridley sits down with Amelia Wheeler, co-facilitator of the series and a phD student in social studies education at the University of Georgia.