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Attacks against teaching the history of enslaved Africans and their descendants in America

We have to move past performative gestures that make us feel good and take transformative action that

Yet as the nation prepares to celebrate the 156-year-old observance, efforts continue to limit discussions about the role racial discrimination has played in shaping American history and modern society.

Republican politicians in 42 states have introduced varying legislation to restrict how teachers, workplaces and public institutions address what they consider “divisive concepts,” according to Education Week magazine. Those concepts include racism, sexism, transphobia, unconscious bias, white privilege and discrimination.

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