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Tennessee legislature bans critical race theory in public and charter schools

The Tennessee legislature banned teaching critical race theory in public and charter schools.

The legislation prohibits schools from teaching students that one sex or race is superior to any other, that an individual “is inherently privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive” on the basis of race or sex, and that individuals of any race bear responsibility for actions committed by the same race.

The bill also bars educators from teaching students that the United States is “fundamentally or irredeemably racist or sexist” and advocating for the “violent overthrow” of the U.S. government.

A school that violates the law is liable to have its funding from the state cut until it provides proof that it is no longer teaching a curriculum that promotes critical race theory.