Ethnic Studies is a relatively young academic area that emphasizes divisions among groups and accentuates grievances and resentment of the white majority. Its unifying theme is that American society exploits ethnic minorities. CAMERA monitors this educational endeavor and exposes its biased, anti-Zionist dimensions.

news and commentary

  • Santa Ana School Board Passes Anti-Israel Ethnic Studies Courses

    Jewish Journal – The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Board of Education approved two ethnic studies courses that Jewish groups say contain anti-Israel bias.

  • California’s High School Ethnic Studies Plan Faces Continued Criticism, Funding Hurdles

    Times of San Diego – Following Governor Newsom’s signing of Assembly Bill 101 making Ethnic Studies mandatory for students in California, two professors have pointed out that the law was based on “two unreplicated studies that distort the data.” Nor has the legislature yet approved the required funding for the law’s implementation.

  • Washington State Gears Up To Mandate ‘Ethnic Studies’ As Its Architect Rails Against ‘Jewish Complicity’

    The Daily Wire – The Washington State Board of Education moved closer last week to requiring high schoolers to study “ethnic studies” in order to graduate–even as the activist who formally trained the board on the subject has been railing against Jews, downplaying the oppression they have faced and writing: “How do we hold white Jews who are complicit in Whiteness (racism) accountable when they use their Jewishness to try to cover their deeds?”

  • Does Ethnic Studies Have a Jewish Problem?

    Jewish Boston – Critical/liberated ethnic studies demonizes the West, especially Israel and Jews. It’s being taught in kindergarten through college.

  • Ethnic Studies’ and Other Lies About Jews and America

    Town Hall – What do the “liberatory” ethnic studies curriculum infiltrated into Los Angeles County public schools and the 1619 Project have in common? The former is anti-Jewish and anti-American, the latter anti-American and anti-Jewish.

  • Ethnic Studies: Evidence-Based Curriculum, or CRT Trojan Horse?

    Real Clear Politics – Ethnic Studies (ES) is proliferating in public schools in blue states. Proponents of Ethnic Studies argue that it’s an “evidence-based” best practice. Critics allege that it’s a Trojan Horse for racialized neo-Marxist ideology. Who has the better argument?

liberated ethnic studies

Liberated Ethnic Studies (LES) is a more extreme version of Ethnic Studies that promotes a Marxist orientation centered on racial identity. LES promotes student and teacher activism against traditional American ideals and institutions. Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish themes are often a core component of this agenda. CAMERA documents and exposes the goals, methods and activities of this project.

Special Report:
Anti-Semitism in Ethnic Studies

In another revealing exposé, CAMERA uncovers the frightening direction of Liberated Ethnic Studies into the antizionism/antisemitism that poisons the minds of young Americans towards the Jewish state and its supporters.

news and commentary

  • Castro Valley School Board Approves Contract With ‘Liberated’ Ethnic Studies Group

    J Weekly –The Castro Valley school board unanimously approved a contract Wednesday night with a controversial consortium of ethnic studies teachers who have expressed strong opposition to Israel and to pro-Israel Jewish organizations.

  • The Antisemitic Gall of a ‘Liberated’ Ethnic Studies Curriculum

    Algemeiner – The educator-activists who launched the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute (LESMC), a recently established California-based educational consulting group for K-12 schools, want you to know they’re not afraid of controversy.

  • NCSS Issues Strong Position Statement on Antisemitism

    CAMERA – In response to recent attacks on Jewish citizens and an increase in antisemitism within American society, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)  issued a strong position statement on antisemitism statement encouraging educators to examine their understanding of the Jewish people and consider what constitutes antisemitism.

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