To help you learn more about Critical Race Theory, LDF has compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions about it. This resource also includes information on the laws banning racial justice discourse being enacted across the country and how they fit into a larger effort to suppress the voice, history, and political participation of Black Americans.
More than 25 states have introduced legislation that could restrict or ban what students can learn and what teachers can teach about our nation’s history. More than 66 anti-truth bills have been introduced or pre-filed. More than 12 states have already passed versions of anti-truth laws or mandated similar statewide policies. (Source: Edweek)
LDF is at the forefront of the fight to ensure that America lives up to the ideals of justice and equality for all. The right to free expression and the right to vote are cornerstones of our democracy. Its protection is particularly critical for Black Americans and other marginalized groups who have a long history of battling disenfranchisement.
After former President Trump issued Executive Order 13950, LDF swiftly filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality as a violation of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech and the Fifth Amendment guarantees of due process and the equal protection of the law. Learn more about our lawsuit here.
The African American Policy Forum launched the #TruthBeTold campaign to document the impact and damage caused by the Executive Order. The campaign underscores the need for deeper engagement on and examination of issues of race, gender, intersectionality, and justice. Learn more about AAPF’s #TruthBeTold campaign here.
Learn more about LDF’s work to protect truth here.