Recent polls indicate Americans are deeply divided over how much children in K-12 schools should be taught about racism and sexuality. Debate is sharp on who decides curriculum content: school administrations, teachers, school boards, or parents. Recently, state laws have been enacted to curtail teaching about racism and sexuality. Our speaker is Nicholas Mitchell, assistant professor of curriculum and teaching in the KU School of Education and Human Sciences. His research focuses on diversity and education and how cultural and historical narratives are woven into public school curriculum.