Is Texas Really Banning Schools From Teaching About Slavery and Racism?

The media's reporting on "critical race theory" legislation has been wildly misleading.

If you were relying solely on reporting from major national media outlets, you’d think something very disturbing and draconian was happening in Texas right now.

The New York Times:

MSNBC:

HuffPost:

Slavery and racism have both been staples of history and social studies curricula in American classrooms for decades, and are widely accepted as crucial subjects for educating students on both the past and present of the United States. If it were true that an entire state had moved to ban the teaching of these subjects, it would deservedly be the subject of national outrage. But that’s not at all what happened in Texas.

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