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Texas GOP Vote To 'Cancel' Teaching Women's Suffrage And Civil Rights

Here's what Texas Republicans were busy doing after Democrats fled the state in order to stop their voter suppression bill from becoming law.
Texas GOP Vote To 'Cancel' Teaching Women's Suffrage And Civil Rights
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Here's what Texas Republicans were busy doing after Democrats fled the state in order to stop their voter suppression bill from becoming law.

From Bloomberg Law:

The Texas Senate on Friday passed legislation that would end requirements that public schools include writings on women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement in social studies classes.

Among the figures whose works would be dropped: Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez, and Martin Luther King Jr., whose “I Have a Dream"speech and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” would no longer make the curriculum cut.

The bill is stalled, along with their voter suppression bill, because Democrats have denied them a quorum while they're out of the state.

And in case there was any doubt that these cretins will literally call anything "critical race theory" even if it isn't, get a load of what they're trying to ban:

It would remove more than two dozen teaching requirements from a new law (H.B 3979) that bars the teaching of critical race theory, an academic framework exploring racism’s shaping of the country.

That law included a list of historic figures, events and documents required for inclusion in social studies classes. The Senate-passed bill would remove most mentions of people of color and women from those requirements, along with a requirement that students be taught about the history of white supremacy and “the ways in which it is morally wrong.”

The measure also would bar the teaching of the 1619 Project— a New York Times initiative exploring U.S. history starting at the date enslaved people arrived in the English colonies.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R), who presides over the Senate, said in a statement after the vote that “Senate Bill 3 will make certain that critical race philosophies including the debunked 1619 founding myth, are removed from our school curriculums statewide.”

And it's not just history they're trying to ban from being taught in schools:

The bill would prohibit teachers from being compelled to talk about current events or controversial issues, instructing those choosing to engage with students to discuss without “giving deference to any one perspective.”

Republicans love to scream about "cancel culture" constantly, but they're the ones literally trying to "cancel" our history.

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