TSR Education: At a time when conversations about critical race theory have been at the forefront of education, Texas makes a move alarming many families and educators. The Texas State Senate has passed a bill that would eliminate requirements to teach that the Ku Klux Klan’s overall history of white supremacy is “morally wrong,” among other lessons, The Hill reports.
The bill, which is now heading to the House, was passed by the Republican-led Senate in an 18-4 vote. However, the KKK issue is not the only detail people are concerned about.
The bill also drops the requirement to study Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, the works of United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez, Susan B. Anthony’s writings about the women’s suffrage movement, and Native American history, according to the Huffington Post.
In other words, the bill drops most mentions of people of color and women from the state’s required curriculum.
The news of the bill passing had people outraged on social media Tuesday, causing the Ku Klux Klan to trend.
Many were calling out the legislators who voted in favor of the bill.
“If calling the Ku Klux Klan morally wrong is a bridge too far for your party it’s time to leave it,” tweeted political commentator Chris Hahn.
Others aimed at Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
“Greg Abbott trying to erase MLK Jr., Cesar Chavez, and Susan B. Anthony from the Texas curriculum, and recast the KKK as the good guys. This is an assault on history and it must be stopped,” tweeted MSNBC political analyst Julian Castro.
People are also concerned considering the House is Republican-led, but it currently lacks the quorum required to vote on the bill due to a protest led by Democrats.
We’ll keep you posted.
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