What is Critical Race Theory and why is it banned? – Houston Public Media

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People demonstrate outside the offices of the New Mexico Department of Public Education office, Nov. 12, 2021, in Albuquerque, NM The Department of Education has proposed changes to the social studies curriculum that critics describe as a veiled attempt to teach critical race theory. Supporters say the new curriculum, which includes ethnic studies, is “anti-racist”.

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We all know the term.

Some were outraged by it, while others are adamant about it.

Yet there also seems to be confusion about what it is.

Today we define, explain, and answer your questions about critical race theory.

Last year, more than 35 states have introduced more than 150 bills limit what schools can teach about racial politics in American history.

Critical Race Theory: What is it?

Does some people think it is?

How’s it going restricted to Texas? In recent headlines, Texas Now demands new charter schools to ensure they won’t teach critical race theoryand Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick proposes to terminate university tenure to combat the critical teachings of race theory.

If you are a parent, how have you seen the reactions for – or against – affecting your child’s school? And how can we foster constructive dialogue on this issue?

Dr. Vida A. Robertson

  • Associate Professor of English and Humanities
  • Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown

Dr. James Thomas Jones, III

  • Associate Professor of History at Prairie View A&M University

Dr Sumi Cho

  • Director of Strategic Initiatives at the African American Policy Forum

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