Texas Lawmakers Rewriting History By Eliminating Civil Rights Movement, KKK

Creating a controversy over the law school and graduate course Critical Race Theory must not have satisfied many Texas Republican lawmakers because a passed Senate bill would get rid of the requirement that made teachers teach that the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is “morally wrong.”

Additionally, the Texas Senate bill removed requirements to teach about the Civil Rights Movement, the women’s suffrage movement and the struggle of Mexican-American farmworkers and the leader of that movement, Cesar Chavez.

Yahoo News reported, “A current requirement, that students learn: ‘the history of White supremacy, including but not limited to the institution of slavery, the eugenics movement, and the Ku Klux Klan, and the ways in which it (was) morally wrong,’ would be dropped if this bill is passed.”

Although the term or course Critical Race Theory was not mentioned by name, many believe that the Texas Senate bill is aimed at limiting the teaching of race and the impact of racism in Texas classrooms.

Read the full article here: http://www.regalmag.com/texas-lawmakers-rewriting-history-eliminating-civil-rights-movement-kkk-a-2493.html