Numbers are shrinking for people of color staffing the Legislature, even as its GOP leadership tries to ban efforts to fight injustice and teach a more complete view of racial history.
Authors of legislation say they want to ban ‘CRT’ in public schools, but the measure instead prohibits a wide range of topics such as white supremacy, equity, and racial justice.
“This sends the message that some people don’t matter as much as others in our community,” one official said.
Critical race theory is barely taught outside of graduate school. Republicans’ intention, a leading theorist says, seems to be scaring teachers away from any talk of race.
Community leaders are encouraged by early actions and statements, but they want the president’s intentions to turn into real reforms.
"What happened was racially motivated, and don’t let anyone else tell you that it’s not always about race."
The task force’s work continues, even as it appears to be falling behind schedule.
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