CRT TALKING POINTS History is the greatest educator for teaching us why we are where we are. Yet our shared American history is being banned from classrooms, libraries, and textbooks. They are preventing schools from teaching about slavery, the Holocaust, and Jim Crow. This is about our children and our future.
WE SHOULD ALL SEEK TO FOSTER HONEST CLASSROOM CONVERSAT IONS AND PRODUCT IVE DEBATE ABOUT STRUCTURAL INEQUAL I T I ES .
WE WE MUST SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS ’ FREEDOM TO LEARN ACCURATE U . S . HI STORY AND C IVI CS TO ENSURE THEY HAVE THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED AND BUI LD A MORE INCLUS IVE AND EQUI TABLE FUTURE .
THE CURRENT STATE-BY- STATE STRATEGI ES TO SUPPRESS VOT ING RIGHTS , PROTEST , AND IDEAS ARE INTERCONNECTED , AND TOGETHER THEY POSE AN URGENT THREAT TO THE CONT INUED FUNCT IONING OF AMERI CA ’ S DEMOCRACY .
ONE OF THE B IGGEST L I ES IN THI S COORDINATED DI S INFORMAT ION CAMPAIGN I S THAT CRI T I CAL RACE THEORY I S ABOUT LABEL ING INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE “RAC I ST . "
I T I S IMPORTANT THAT WE TEACH OUR CHI LDREN ALL OF OUR HI STORI ES AND HOW THE ONGOING LEGACY OF INEQUAL I TY AFFECTS THE COUNTRY TODAY .
TEACHING OUR CHI LDREN THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR PAST AND PRESENT FOSTERS UNDERSTANDING AND EMPATHY TO CREATE A BRIDGE TO UNI TE US .
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