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Nicholas Clancy

Nicholas Clancy

Nicholas Clancy is a rising Junior and Political Science major with an Economics minor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is president-elect of Kappa Alpha Pi, Pre-Law and Government Fraternity and a research assistant.

COMMENTARY
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: The new book by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" is displayed at a New York City bookstore on November 17, 2021 in New York City. First published in The New York Times Magazine, "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" was written to center the effects of slavery and the achievements of Black people in the history of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Commentary: Ignorance is bliss for those who can’t acknowledge roots of racism

By: - May 12, 2022

Tennessee has recently been engaging in a crusade against so-called “critical race theory” in primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools.  This follows a national trend. A recent study published by PEN America found that 1,586 books were banned from July 31, 2021, to March 31 of this year. This follows the trend we’ve been seeing of […]