Tennessee General Assembly Moves to Ban Critical Race Theory

On May 5, 2021, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a ban on the use of critical race theory— anti-white hate — in public schools. 

According to Fox News, the bill, HB0580/SB0623, “calls for withholding funding from public schools that discuss White privilege with their students, according to The Tennessean newspaper of Nashville.”

Tennessee State Senator Brian Kelsey made the case that teaching CRT would be “harmful to our students.”

“Critical Race Theory teaches that American democracy is a lie. It teaches that the rule of law does not exist & is instead a series of power struggles among racial groups. It is harmful to our students & is antithetical to everything we stand for as Americans & as Tennesseans,” Kelsey said in a tweet on May 5. 

Kelsey proposed tacking on an amendment to the bill that would ban teaching students that “the rule of law does not exist, but instead is a series of power relationships and struggles among racial or other groups.”

“That is the very definition of critical race theory,” Kelsey continued. “I was subject to this teaching 20 years ago in law school and know it very well, and that is the very definition of it.”

The office of Governor Bill Lee said that Lee would sign this bill if it comes to his desk.  

The Right needs to start taking these cultural battles seriously. The Left means business when it comes to using the state to push political correctness and they must be met with resistance.

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