Jun 9, 2021 - Podcasts

Why everyone's talking about critical race theory

You’ve probably heard the term critical race theory recently. Republican lawmakers in at least nine states have come out strongly against it, claiming the theory is divisive, and are trying to ban its teaching in schools. Most Democrats strongly disagree. What is this decades-old academic concept that’s become a key fight in America’s culture wars?

  • Plus, new intelligence on the Capitol insurrection.
  • And, a record number of American job openings.

Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Alayna Treene, and Courtenay Brown.

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at [email protected].

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