In a statement posted to Twitter, DeSantis said the amendment protects students from being “indoctrinated to think a certain way,” mirroring language used by other states and locales that have made similar moves.
“Critical Race Theory teaches kids to hate our country and to hate each other
. It is state-sanctioned racism and has no place in Florida schools
,” el escribio.
Critical race theory has become politicized in recent months, with opponents arguing the area of study is based on Marxism and is a threat to the American way of life. But critical race theory, according to scholars who study it, explores the ways in which a history of inequality and racism in the United States has continued to impact American society today.
“It’s an approach to grappling with a history of White supremacy that rejects the belief that what’s in the past is in the past and that the laws and systems that grow from that past are detached from it,” Kimberlé Crenshaw, a founding critical race theorist and a law professor at UCLA and Columbia University, told CNN last year.
Y todavía, across the country, local boards of education and states are pushing against teaching the impact of systemic racism and critical race theory in schools, calling it indoctrination.
Idaho, por ejemplo, passed a bill in May banning teaching in any public school that
, raza, ethnicity
, religión, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior
,” cuales, according to that bill
, was often found in
“critical race theory.
Tennessee has banned teaching it, también.
, the debate has surged
, también. In Florida
, a teacher is suing a local school district for allegedly retaliating after she spoke up about racism and hung a Black Lives Matter flag
And in Texas
, a small town became divided over an attempt to address racism in its local schools
, with a group of residents
, politicians and a local political action committee vehemently opposing
“teoría crítica de la raza,” claiming it would
“indoctrinate children according to extremely liberal beliefs.