Posted on: June 3, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 2

In a shocking vote of 11-2, the Georgia Board of Education passed a five-page resolution on Thursday that focused on limiting class discussions on race in classrooms across the state. This vote came in the footsteps of state leaders such as Brian Kemp and Cobb County Superintendent and parents are in deeply divided talks with constituents around critical race theory being taught in K-12 classrooms.

The resolution starts with the statement, “…the United States of America is not a racist country and that the state of Georgia is not a racist state…” In the next five pages, the resolution asserts that the United States is not racist, the resolution focuses on racial guilt and prohibits teaching that, “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” and “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex,” and “an individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex.”

This resolution comes weeks after Gov. Brian Kemp sent the appointed board a letter calling critical race theory should not be taught in Georgia schools. Despite the resolution not directly mentioning critical race theory, it does attempt to limit what educators can discuss in regards to race and sex.

Specifically, the resolution goes on to says that the state school board believes that “no state education, school district, or school shall teach or instruct concepts regarding race in the classroom that makes an individual feel discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex.”

Watch the Georgia Board of Education meeting will be held at 1 p.m. via conference call and livestreamed below. at youtube.com/gadoemedia

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