CRT In The Trenches | Jon O'Brien


In the Hold my Drink — navigating culture with a chaser of civility, and Counterweight podcast, Episode 46, we speak with the Jon O’Brien, the first civil rights attorney to take on Critical Race Theory in the classroom. He outlines both the logistical and financial challenges of his groundbreaking lawsuit with Gabrielle Clark, as well as his first-hand impressions of those who are now leading the charge. Those who often come from lower to middle class backgrounds who aren’t concerned with the intellectual debate on the evolution of Critical Social Justice pedagogy, but who are instead fighting its impact in the classrooms in real time. All discussed with a chaser of civility, of course, and a grape Power-Ade, a vodka appletini and a boring ole Pinot Noir.

To read a recap of the conversation and additional thoughts, and for podcast resources, stay tuned for our post CRT In The Trenches coming out on Substack tomorrow or on the Hold my Drink website now. You can also watch the conversation on the Hold my Drink YouTube page or listen on AppleSpotify or your preferred podcast platform.

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