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Writing on the intersections of race, education, & the environment--Research themes

Waite, K. (2023, August 30). The history of Asian American labor activism is essential for today’s students. Ms. Magazine.

Waite, K. (2022, April 20). I’m an Asian American environmental educator: White supremacy is a threat to me and to the planet. Ms. Magazine.


Waite, K. (2021, Dec 7). Asian American studies is crucial to achieving climate solutions. Ms. Magazine.

  • Referenced by a Voices Fellow with the Asian American Journalists Association 

Waite, K. (2023, June 5). We can't exclude Black or Asian American history in classrooms. The Progressive Magazine

  • 62,944,667 article readers

  • 21 reprint pickups in news outlets around the country

  • MSN News pickup


Waite, K. (2022, August 19). Asian American history must be taught in schools. The Progressive Magazine

  • 49,149,916 article readers

  • 11 reprint pickups in news outlets around the country

  • MSN News pickup

  • Referenced by the Library of Michigan

Waite, K. (2022, Mar 2). Climate action must include racial justice. The Progressive Magazine.

  • 56,884,082 article readers

  • 9 reprints in news outlets around the country

  • MSN News pickup

Waite, K. (2022, September 7). The great resisters of Japanese American history have a powerful story to tell. The Emancipator & Boston Globe

  • On Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's LinkedIn Page and Twitter

Waite, K. (2022, August 29). Kids need to learn about climate in every classroom, every subject. Grist.

Waite, K. (2021, June 17). Bills banning critical race theory also threaten climate education. Grist.

  • Referenced in a Swarthmore College thesis in Bioeducation"Climate Change Education through a Social Justice Framework: A necessary first step towards solving the climate crisis" Leah Owen-Oliner, 2021

Waite, K. (2022, June 17). I’m an environmental educator. Attacks on CRT also threaten environmental justice education. Visible Magazine.

Waite, K. (2022, Feb 19). My Japanese American grandfather helped the U.S. win WWII. Without critical race theory, kids won’t learn his story. San Francisco Chronicle.

Waite, K. (2022, Jan 31). Prepare students to lead on climate, environmental justice. CalMatters.

Waite, K. (2022, Jan 28). California schools should teach Asian American history, starting with Fred Korematsu. The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Tweeted by Daniel Dae Kim, actor, and Commissioner: President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Waite, K. (2021, Aug 24). Students must learn how to find truth. World War Zero.

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