03 Mar Passage of Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation Is An Attack On The Truthful Teaching of History, Says Mississippi Center For Justice
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March 3, 2022
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Passage of Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation Is An Attack On The Truthful Teaching of History, Says Mississippi Center For Justice
Jackson, MS— Today, Mississippi House legislators passed a bill that they claim will root out critical race theory in Mississippi’s public schools, but will actually whitewash history and attack academic freedom.
Vangela M. Wade, President and CEO at the Mississippi Center for Justice, said:
“This step by the legislature is a part of a national approach by state lawmakers to undermine public education and the truthful teaching of our history. This bill does nothing to aid the education of the schoolchildren of Mississippi, who deserve more than censored history and ill-fated utopic alternate reality.
“Neglecting history is dangerous and will harm our students and Mississippi in the long run. Research shows that truthful education about racism and civil rights makes students more empathetic and improves their ability to collaborate with others. By failing to provide this education, we will leave students ill-equipped to participate in the realities of 21st Century society.”
For more information about why we need to protect the accurate teaching of history in Mississippi’s education system, visit Teachhistory.ms.
The Mississippi Center for Justice is dedicated to dismantling the state’s culture of inequity and injustice. Support and staffed by attorneys and other professionals, the Center pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide.