S.C. committee advances limits to classroom teaching on race

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill to limit certain teachings on race in public schools is moving through the Republican-controlled South Carolina House of Representatives. The proposal is the latest iteration of a GOP-led nationwide effort to crack down on what some conservative politicians have dubbed “critical race theory.” Prohibited ideas include the notion that “an individual, by virtue of the race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin of the individual, inherently is privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously." Proponents say the bill seeks to ensure that teaching is non-biased. Opponents fear the vague language will stifle truthful lessons on American history and create a hostile environment for educators.

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