Tennessee bans critical race theory in schools

Tennessee state legislature passed a bill to ban critical race theory in all its public schools. Next, the bill will be signed by Governor Bill Lee.

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State legislators prohibited curriculum and materials that include or promote that “one race or sex is inherently superior,” “an individual by virtue of the individual’s race or sex is inherently privileged, racist or oppressive” and or “an individual should be discriminated against.”

The bill also prohibits the teaching of concepts like “moral character is determined by the individual’s race or sex” and “an individual, by virtue of their race or sex bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.”

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Republicans hold the majority in both houses of the Tennessee State Legislature.

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