Lumina Foundation Publishes Article on “Divisive Concepts” Bills (December 2021)

Terri Taylor of Lumina Foundation, a generous supporter of the AHA annual meeting and of the AHA’s response to divisive concepts legislation, published an article in Inside Higher Ed about higher education’s response to the new wave of divisive concepts bills. “[T]he higher education community must not rely solely on individual faculty and staff members pushing back in a thousand individual meetings with legal counsel,” Taylor wrote. “We should support a broad movement that embraces our strong history of constitutionally granted freedoms and seeks to unearth and remedy long-standing discrimination and inequity.” Taylor’s article included a mention of the AHA’s recent survey, which found that “over three-fourths of respondents agreed it was acceptable to make learners uncomfortable by teaching about the harm some people have done to others.”