Tennessee Lawmakers Advance Bill That Bans Teaching of Critical Race TheoryEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A Tennessee state House committee voted on Monday to advance a measure that seeks to ban instruction of certain concepts of race and racism in the classroom. Lawmakers in the state’s Republican majority House Education Committee approved 12-3 along party lines an amendment that would withhold funding from public schools that teach critical race theory. The doctrine redefines America’s history by claiming that the nation was built through the struggle between “oppressors” (white people) and the “oppressed” (everybody else), similarly to Marxism’s reduction of human history to a struggle between the “bourgeoisie” and the “proletariat.” Critical race theory has been heavily promulgated throughout academia, entertainment, government, schools, and corporations in recent years and rose to new prominence following activism triggered by the police-involved death of George Floyd. The proposed amendment (pdf), which now heads to the full floor of the House, would prevent teachers to use supplemental materials that include or promote …Read More

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