For this year’s University Press Week, we’re looking at academic freedoms and censorship in higher education. In the North, there was a emphasis on anti communist sentiment and its effect on Northern schools during the 1930’s and 1950’s. To the white South, integrationists and communists represented a threat to white nationalism, and was a main focus to boards and trustees.
Today, the need for a teaching force prepared to handle and address issues of race, equality, and pedagogy is more urgent than ever. Ongoing racial turmoil between law enforcement and communities of color, political rhetoric, shifting migration patterns, global migration patterns, and increase in student population are some of the reasons for the demand in CRE-PD. The excerpt below defines and explains the approach of CRE-PD training.