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Legislation proposed last week from Missouri state lawmakers threatens to rewrite the narrative of history as we know it, removing the presence of systematic oppression, racism, and colonization from history books, lesson plans, and school curriculum throughout the state.

Missouri House Bill 1141 was originally written to offer protection for students whose grades have been impacted by the COVID pandemic; although this could possibly advance educational equity, an amendment proposed last Wednesday, April 21, would disempower teachers across Missouri from being able to educate children on the entirety of our nation’s history.

Amendment 23 to Bill 1141 would effectively disallow…

Russell Beckham

Racial Equity Capacity Building Fellow at Forward through Ferguson

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