We talk with Kathryn Progin, about racism and the anti-choice movement.
The Original Sin of the Religious Right It was school segregation, not abortion, that brought Christians together in prayer and a quest for political power.
Kathryn Pogin is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Northwestern University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she represented clients in matters with both the Veterans Legal Services and Free Exercise clinics. Her philosophical work spans social epistemology, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of law.
We talk about how white evangelicals began to adopt anti-choice rhetoric as a way of getting political power, and how this morphed from racism when it was defined as school segregation. The toxic brew that is designed to kill public education and make parents shoulder the whole cost.
Our guest is Jennifer Berkshire, who discusses the toxic brew that is designed to kill public education and make parents shoulder the whole cost and the story of public education and a remarkable victory Beyond Croydon.
Croydon, NH rolled back drastic cuts to its public schools, after being fooled/deceived into allowing the cuts by a school superintendent and his complicit wife. They were aided by NH’s public school commissioner, who is pushing private administration of schools, as a way of eliminating public schools.
Jennifer Berkshire writes about education and politics for the Nation, the New Republic, the Washington Post, and other publications