Anti-Racist Curriculum and Digital Platforms: Evidence from Black Lives Matter

@article{Agarwal2021AntiRacistCA,
  title={Anti-Racist Curriculum and Digital Platforms: Evidence from Black Lives Matter},
  author={Saharsh Agarwal and Ananya Sen},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
  year={2021}
}
In this paper, we examine the impact of racially charged events on classroom curriculum in US public schools. We use requests made by teachers on DonorsChoose.org, the largest crowdfunding platform for public school teachers, as a measure of demand for anti-racism curriculum in the classroom. We use the precise timing of high-profile police brutality and related events in the US (2010-2020) to identify their effect on anti-racism requests relative to a control group. We find a significant… 

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