Talking about Race In Schools: What is critical race theory?

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Critical race theory has made national headlines for months now. Many says it’s a valuable way to learn from our country’s past, while others say it might cause students guilt or shame.

North Carolina is one of several states with pending legislation to ban critical race theory from being taught in K-12 public schools.

But what exactly is critical race theory, and what is its original purpose?

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Damany Lewis

Damany Lewis, wsoctv.com

Damany Lewis is an anchor and reporter for Channel 9.