2021-06-01 12:28:43

Calling for Racial Equity in Education

Around the country Republican lawmakers are trying to pass bills that would censor discussions on race and equity in classrooms. Oklahoma now prohibits lessons about race that may cause discomfort or guilt for students. This comes as the state is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the single worst incident of racial violence in American history. Several other states are passing similar laws, creating roadblocks to necessary discussions about racism and history. This is a concerted effort to stop critical examination of the systemic discrimination facing people of color and other marginalized groups. But many educators are pushing back. The Black Lives Matter at School Movement is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education. Learn about--and support--their efforts to provide resources for teachers who want to teach about structural racism, black history, and anti-racist movements. Help dismantle systemic racism where it starts and is perpetuated--our public schools. Our students deserve better.

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