Tennessee Is The Latest State To Ban Critical Race Theory In Schools

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Governor Bill Lee (R) has signed a bill into law which will ban divisive critical race theory from being taught in schools across Tennessee.

The legislation goes into effect on July 1 and forbids educators from teaching that “an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, is inherently privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously.”

Tennessee joins several other states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, North Carolina, and Arkansas, that are preventing the teaching of critical race theory in schools

Breitbart reports: In signing the bill, Lee insisted that students should learn about “the exceptionalism of our nation” instead of things that “inherently divide” people.

This year, Tennessee lawmakers passed HB 0580/SB 0623, which would withhold funding from schools when students are taught about topics like systemic racism and white privilege, as reported by Nashville’s Fox 17.

“The Governor signed the bill and believes Tennessee students should be taught history and civics with facts, not divisive political commentary,” a spokesperson for the governor said.

Lee’s signing of the legislation has been met with backlash by several groups in the state including the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, which released a statement on the matter:

We are very troubled by Governor Lee’s censorship of discussions of race in the classroom. With the stroke of a pen, the governor has silenced constructive dialogue that would educate individuals on the discrimination and systemic barriers that people of color still face in this country – including long-term inequalities in educational outcomes, incarceration rates, economic advancement and health outcomes – as well as ways we can move forward together. The governor appears to have amnesia about his own words: “history without understanding is quickly forgotten.” While the governor may seek to whitewash history by signing this bill, we will not only remember the painful legacy our state is built on, but his lack of leadership today.

Tennessee joins several other states — including Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, North Carolina, and Arkansas — in combatting the teaching of critical race theory in schools by proposing or passing some type of legislation.

In neighboring state Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) insisted this month that critical race theory is “divisive and anti-American curriculum,” saying it has “no place in Georgia classrooms.”

“Furthermore, it is ridiculous that the Biden administration is considering using taxpayer funds to push a blatantly partisan agenda in Georgia classrooms,” Kemp said in a letter to the state board of education. “Parents, educators, and local communities here in the Peach State know how best to educate their students – not the federal government.”


  1. They need to be taught about the racism inherent in Imperialism and especially English Unletialism more than any other That’s the facts of the matter And Chomsky is quite right about the fact the English genocidal inoetislism needs to be acknowledged in history They need to understand that ” racism ” has been USED by the Imperialistic CLASS Circle and Set to justify their greed and land grabbing for their own personal gain, that they were taught 8n schools and in churchs that other races were inferior primitive savages needing to be dominated for their own good Because that’s what they were taught in school and preached in Church

      • The English still bow to a Queen or King and an Upper Parliament of Lords whose only claim to power is a birthright. To this day a majority of the English people gladly tithe these parasites tens of millions of pounds and support their lavish lifestyles. They would stand in the streets to protect the inbred Royals if necessary.

        • Forgot to mention that Her Majesty has only a Ceremonial Role . . .


          ” Members of the House of Lords bring experience and knowledge from a wide
          range of occupations. Many members continue to be active in their
          fields and have successful careers in business, culture, science,
          sports, academia, law, education, health and public service. They bring
          this knowledge to their role of examining matters of public interest
          that affect all UK citizens. “

  2. America is not a racist nation and Americans are not racists. That there are racists, including black racists, does not undermine the truth that Americans are tolerant, generous and forgiving. The politicians, media demagogues and corporate interests are making great strides against that truth because Americans also tend to trust their leaders. Where does this end? Tennessee, Texas and other states have (if they are serious about rejecting CRT and other corrosive mandates from the DOE) effectively seceded. Only an official decree is left. But I’m unconvinced anything will stop the bleeding. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b073889fb4777494040e2cf943df1c450c605af67f361608d5865e49ec63df1.jpg

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