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A Texas high school is piloting the state’s first-ever Asian American studies course. Could politics stand in its way?

The course highlights Asian Americans’ contributions in U.S. history. It also seeks to offer an honest look at the mistreatment, like the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Round Rock High School junior Indira Moparthi studies on her laptop after school on Dec. 13, 2023. Moparthi is one of dozens of students who are enrolled in Round Rock High School's first ever Asian American Ethnic Studies course this semester.

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