Education Rally

A Day of Action education rally hosted by the Black Ladies Advancing Qualitative and Quantitative Change and the Bell County Democratic Party will take place outside the Bell County Courthouse Saturday, June 12, at 1 p.m.

Bell County activists are asking for support as they plan to rally Saturday in defiance of a bill currently awaiting approval from Gov. Greg Abbott which will ban educators from teaching the history of racism in public school classrooms.

Local organization, BLAQ2C, Black Ladies Advancing Qualitative and Quantitative Change, is hosting the rally with the Bell County Democratic party as part of a nationwide day of action, spearheaded by the Zinn Education Project, to counteract legislation in 15 states that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism and oppression throughout U.S. history, activists who are against the legislation say.

The groups will meet in front of the Confederate statue outside the Bell County Courthouse in downtown Belton on Saturday at 1 p.m. to hear from speakers about the possible impact of such legislation.

If signed into law, Texas House Bill 3979 will limit what public school students learn about the history of racism in the U.S. and how teachers can talk about current events as they relate to race.

“In the middle of the night, our legislators in Austin decided to discuss (House Bill) 3979,” Bell County Democratic Party Chairwoman Chris Rosenberg said Thursday. “This is a white privilege bill that wants to erase race from our classrooms. As a former teacher who taught in diverse classrooms, I can tell you that race comes up every day. The idea that these white guys in Austin want it to go away is something that we can’t stand for, that we shouldn’t stand for.”

Rosenberg said history should be taught and learned from, not re-written.

“All of us have history and connections to slavery, to genocide of Native Americans,” she said. “This is the American story. It’s not cinematic and pretty; it’s brutal and it’s ugly. Until we start having those conversations, how can we ever learn from our past? What we really want to do is educate the public about it. There were so many ugly bills that were passed in the mess of the legislative session, this is one of those things that we feel didn’t get adequate attention.”

Killeen activist Philemon Brown said he hopes people will join the rally Saturday in support of history and truth.

“The event Saturday is to encourage teachers, educators to teach the truth,” Brown said.

Brown said ignoring Texas’ racist past would be ignoring historic facts.

“Texas was a slave-owning state,” he said. “When we talk about the historic values of Texas, the values of Texas are not about equality and equity.”

For more information about the nationwide day of action visit https://bit.ly/3zh2gJ2.

ldodd@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

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ResistTyranny

A black Florida mom went viral this week after she went nuclear against critical race theory with one of the most intelligent arguments many have heard.

While speaking to the Duval County Public Schools Board in Jacksonville, Keisha King said CTR “teaches hate” and is “racist.”

“My name is Keisha King, I’m a mom of two, one who is in Duval County Public Schools system, and one in private school thanks to school choice. I’m also a member of Moms for Liberty, representing thousands of parents,” King began.

“Just coming off of May 31st, marking the 100 years of the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like Critical Race Theory where children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021. That is not teaching the truth, unless you believe that whites are better than blacks,” she said.

“I have personally heard teacher teaching CRT and we have had an assembly shut down because Duval County Public Schools system consultant thought it would be a great idea to separate students by race. This is unacceptable,” she added.

“CRT is not racial sensitivity or simply teaching unfavorable American history, or teaching Jim Crow history. CRT is deeper and more dangerous than that,” she added.

“CRT, in its outworking today, is teaching that there’s a hierarchy in society where white male heterosexual able-bodied people are deemed the oppressor, and anyone else outside of that status is oppressed,” she said.

King declared: “That’s why we see corporations like Coca-Cola asking their employees to be less white, which is ridiculous. I don’t know about you, but telling my child or any child that they are in permanent oppressed status in America because they are black is racist; and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children or any child is racist as well.”

ResistTyranny

VA parent who survived Mao: Scholastic critical race indoctrination 'a replay' of Mao's 'cultural revolution'

ResistTyranny

Schools Should 'Promote Learning' NOT Marxism

ResistTyranny

I challenge anyone to explain the value of assigning a 'Race' to persons.

Does it accurately describe a group of people? NO.

We should denounce all uses of the term 'Race' and encourage our elected representatives to remove the term from all government documents.

Schools should be prevented from using the term 'Race' as well.

There are no scientifically valid 'Races'.

The only valid term is 'Human Race'.

Only Democrats and other haters want to divide us into 'Races'.

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