GOP adds language to state anti-CRT bill that bans teaching kids US should be violently overthrown
Cole Crystal, DCNF
North Carolina Republicans amended a bill Wednesday that would prevent educators from teaching critical race theory in the state’s public schools, adding five provisions, according to an updated copy of the legislation obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger added five provisions to House Bill 324 following worries that North Carolina students would be taught CRT in schools, the AP reported. The five new provisions include prohibitions that prevent teaching of the overthrowing of the U.S., the notion that not all Americans are created equal, and implying that “the rule of law does not exist, but instead is a series of power relationships and struggles among racial or other groups,” according to the legislation.
Critical race theory holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet argues that people should be viewed primarily through the lens of race.
Berger recently tweeted out a report that purportedly shows North Carolina giving $25,000 to “leading CRT proponent Ibram X. Kendi, showing concern for North Carolina’s current state of education.
To those who say Critical Race Theory isn't in NC schools: The state's largest school district apparently paid $25k to leading CRT proponent Ibram X. Kendi for an event just last week. #ncpol https://t.co/y7sUWU1pTB
— Senator Phil Berger (@SenatorBerger) June 23, 2021
One Democrat rebuked Republicans for allegedly altering a bill that put feelings of “discomfort” ahead of learning, according to the AP.