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What is critical race theory? Explaining the discipline that Texas’ governor wants to “abolish”

Those who study the discipline say attacks on it are targeting any teachings that challenge and complicate dominant narratives about the country’s history and identity.

Teacher Melissa Perry reads to her fifth grade class at Jacob’s Well Elementary School in Wimberley on September 4, 2020.

What is critical race theory?

Is critical race theory being taught in K-12 classrooms?

How does Texas' new law and surrounding debate discuss critical race theory?

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