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Nine states have passed legislation banning critical race theory in schools. Another 20 state legislatures are considering it. But what is critical race theory? Why are so many people upset about it? On the latest episode of UWO Now, Alphonso Simpson Jr., director of the African American Studies program, discusses this issues surrounding critical race theory.

UWO Now, a biweekly podcast and radio show, is available on AppleGoogleSpotifyAmazon and YouTube. The episodes also air at 5 p.m. every other Thursday on 90.3 WRST-FM.


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