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Author of “critical race theory” ban says Texas schools can still teach about racism

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, said his intention was never to gloss over American history or have negative effects on teachers and administrators. His comments to the State Board of Education come as members consider new social studies curriculum.

Passing period at United South High School in Laredo.

“We still teach that really bad things were done by people of particular races, and it may be that in teaching those things, students may feel guilty about that. What we’re saying is you don’t say, ‘Little Johnny, little Jimmy, you should feel bad because of what your forebears did.’”

— State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola

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