Inside Academe | Free Speech

Inside Academe Vol. XXVI No. 3

May 10, 2021 by ACTA Download PDF

Front Page: Hero of Intellectual Freedom: Jodi Shaw. ACTA is proud to announce our first 2021 Hero of Intellectual Freedom: Jodi Shaw, a former student support coordinator in the Department of Residence Life at Smith College. Ms. Shaw resigned from her position after undertaking exhaustive efforts to address her concerns about the school’s enforcement of mandatory diversity training and its aggressive adoption of critical race theory. 


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