Showing posts with label CRT. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 09, 2022

Tennessee House of Representatives passes Black History education bill

Rep. Yusuf Hakeem 

As lawmakers take action to thwart Critical Race Theory teaching, a local Representative is touting his bill to highlight Black History in Tennessee.

The bill has passed the State House of Representatives, easily with bipartisan support.

Rep. Yusuf Hakeem says it would require the State Board of Education to come up with a course of instruction for 5th through 8th grades on Black history and Black culture.

And it would include multicultural diversity curricula for K-12.

He says it could include profiles of such figures as Samson Keeble, the first African-American legislator in Tennessee and Judge Bernice Donald, the first female African-American judge in the state.

“HB 2106 shows what can happen when we look beyond politics and embrace what is in the best interests of the children. We as a Legislative body demonstrated that working together works.”

The bill now goes to the Tennessee Senate.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Antiracist Baby: The book that Ted Cruz is talking about during Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearings

Antiracist Baby is the children's book that Senator Ted Cruz is complaining about and calling an example of Critical Race Theory during the confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Maybe he should actually read it.

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a new full-sized picture book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves, now with added discussion prompts to help readers recognize and reflect on bias in their daily lives.

Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.

With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.