The Texas Senate passes regulation that not requires colleges to show that the KKK is “morally incorrect.”
TSR Education: At a time when conversations about critical racial theory were at the forefront of education, Texas is taking a move that alarms many families and educators. The Texas Senate has passed law that, among other things, would abolish the doctrine that the entire history of white supremacy of the Ku Klux Klan is “morally wrong,” reports The Hill.
The bill, which will now be submitted to the House of Representatives, was passed by the Republican-led Senate with 18-4 votes. However, the KKK question isn’t the only detail that people are concerned about.
The bill also removes the requirement to include Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream,” the works of United Farm Workers Leader Cesar Chavez, Susan B. Anthony’s writings on the women’s suffrage movement and Native American history to study, according to the Huffington Post.
In other words, the bill removes most mentions of people of color and women from the state’s mandatory curriculum.
News of the bill’s passage had people outraged on social media Tuesday, which made the Ku Klux Klan trending.
Many called on the lawmakers who voted for the bill.
“If your party is too far to call the Ku Klux Klan morally wrong, it is time to leave,” tweeted political commentator Chris Hahn.
Others were directed against Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
“Greg Abbott is trying to get MLK Jr., Cesar Chavez and Susan B. Anthony off the Texas curriculum and re-cast the KKK as the good guys. This is an attack on history and needs to be stopped, ”tweeted MSNBC political analyst Julian Castro.
People are also concerned considering that the House of Representatives is Republican-run, but the quorum is currently lacking to vote on the bill due to a Democratic-led protest.
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