Breaking down the critical race theory debate

CHARLOTTE — There have been continuous political debates about critical race theory in schools.

[Bill to curb racial teachings advances in North Carolina]

The North Carolina Senate passed a bill Thursday impacting how racism and history are talked about in classrooms. The bill heads back to the House. However, the Gaston County representative who sponsored the bill did not respond to Channel 9′s repeated requests for comment. Republican lawmakers proposed House Bill 324 last spring, which is intended to keep critical race theory out of public schools.

The bill states that schools should not promote the idea that based on their sex or race, a person is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex” or should be made to feel “discomfort, guilt, anguish.”. The bill would also ban teaching that the United States was created by one race “for the purpose of oppressing members of another race or sex.”

In the video at the top of this webpage, hear from Sen. Phil Berger who says CRT distorts history and places blame on the country’s newest generation.