Law

Critical Race Theory Wasn’t Always Like This

Critical Race Theory Wasn’t Always Like This

The version of CRT that I studied in the 1990s offered a useful critique of American institutions—rather than a moral condemnation of American souls.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
5 min read
critical race theory
Why Not Polygamy?

Why Not Polygamy?

Polygamy is a criminal offense throughout the Western world. Would making it legal be progress?

Cheryl Mendelson
Cheryl Mendelson
18 min read
Politics
The Acquittal of the Colston Four

The Acquittal of the Colston Four

On December 14th, 2021, the UK’s Justice Minister, Dominic Raab, wrote an article for the Times, in which he announced plans to reform the Human Rights Act, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law. It would be replaced, he said, with a British “Bill of

Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott
13 min read
Politics
Should Critical Race Theory Be Banned in Public Schools?—a Conversation with Christopher F. Rufo

Should Critical Race Theory Be Banned in Public Schools?—a Conversation with Christopher F. Rufo

The creators and defenders of Critical Race Theory, or CRT is it’s often known, describe it as a legal and academic movement aimed at critically examining the many ways in which racism manifests, with a view toward pushing beyond traditionally liberal color-blind laws and solutions. It has been around

Jonathan Kay and Christopher F. Rufo
Jonathan Kay and Christopher F. Rufo
24 min read
Activism
No, Critical Race Theory Isn’t a New Civil Rights Movement. (Just the Opposite)

No, Critical Race Theory Isn’t a New Civil Rights Movement. (Just the Opposite)

Critical Race Theory has become a prominent subject in American political discourse. Several state legislatures have advanced measures aimed at banning it from public schools, on the basis that its rigid moral categorization of people as either “privileged” or “oppressed” is offensive and even racist. Yet supporters argue that Critical

Kenny Xu and Christian Watson
Kenny Xu and Christian Watson
6 min read
Activism
Gender Activists Co-Opted British Columbia’s Courts. Meet the Woman Who Stood Up to Them

Gender Activists Co-Opted British Columbia’s Courts. Meet the Woman Who Stood Up to Them

We have become so habituated to acts of deplatforming that many of us can no longer keep up: Though each new incident still elicits a ritual sigh of regret, we increasingly shrug it off as just another sign of these crazy times. Yet many of these episodes signify important injustices

Karin Litzcke
Karin Litzcke
16 min read
Activism
Georgetown's Cultural Revolution

Georgetown's Cultural Revolution

Sandra Sellers, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Law Center, was forced to resign because she was caught on video saying to her colleague and co-teacher David Batson: “I hate to say this… I ended up having this, you know, angst every semester that a lot of my lower

Lama Abu-Odeh
Lama Abu-Odeh
11 min read
Diversity Debate
Degree Requirements for Police Officers Will Not Make Us Safer

Degree Requirements for Police Officers Will Not Make Us Safer

On December 7th, 2020, California State assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), introduced a bill that sought to codify a condition for police hires in the state that has already become de rigueur in so many other fields—to require that all new officers have a university degree. Jones-Sawyer is not

Nicholas Sharrer
Nicholas Sharrer
11 min read
Education