Critical race theory is under attack and Tiktok might be our savior | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Critical race theory is under attack and Tiktok might be our savior

We’ve recently seen some poor unfortunate souls take to social media using the hashtag #CriticalRaceTheory to support a proposed ban on the truth-seeking academic movement in their states, inundating our feeds with lots of unsettling “there’s not a racist bone in my body” energy. However, angry parents who’d rather their children consume wholly inaccurate history lessons than learn empathy aren’t the only ones speaking up about this ban that 12 states, currently, are considering. People on the right side of this debate are thriving on TikTok, and they’re using (true) history to do it.

Republican lawmakers against teaching children critical race theory, or the practice of interrogating the role of race and racism in our society, are spreading their baseless, offensive opinions like wildfire. Unfortunately, they're also legislating the parts of our educational systems that encourage critical thinking in an attempt to whitewash history. This is why in Texas and a handful of other states including Tennessee, Arizona and Idaho, the intersection of truth and empathy is at risk.

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