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A brief history of racism in #Southlake @Carrollisd 🧵 #flashbackfriday #texashistory #HB3979 Image
"By the 1860s, there were lots of things around here for settlers to fight- illness, insects, hardship, Comanche Indians, and starting in 1861, the Yankees." (Images of America: Southlake by Connie Cooley and the Southlake Historical Society) Image
Early Southlake settler Spencer Graham is lauded by the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) for "citizenship, military service, character, and Christian qualities." (Images of America: Southlake by Connie Cooley and the Southlake Historical Society) Image
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#SB3, the civics curriculum & training bill that proponents say targets CRT & opponents say is censorship, is up on the floor of the House right now as passed by the Senate. Lots of floor amendments expected today. Watch live here:… #txlege #txed
.@DanHuberty begins debate on #SB3 saying they want to make the current law (#HB3979) better. He mentions an amendment by @jamestalarico as one of the changes they'll make better. He talks about fears of teachers b/c of the law. #txlege #txed
Huberty defends some Dems' criticisms of @RepHaroldDutton for allowing this bill forward, says he has a strong record for #txed and that he agrees w/Huberty that this bill should be used as an opportunity to make #SB3 better. #txlege
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Texas Senate is taking up #SB3, the civics instruction (CRT) bill, right now only a day after State Affairs Committee passed a committee substitute out. To be clear, cmte sub for SB3 is exactly the same as #HB3979 as passed by the Senate during the regular session. #txlege #txed
Hughes clarifies that #SB3 isn't rewriting the TEKS but giving guidance to the SBOE to revise the TEKS. #txlege #txed
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This thread is my review of #HB3979 from the 87th #txlege, which some, including our Governor, says will outlaw the teaching of Critical Race Theory (#CRT) in public schools, or, at least, outlaw the teaching of racism and the history of white supremacy in our country. 1/
2/ I don’t agree with either of those characterizations.

The opinions I express here are mine alone and do not represent anyone else, including my school district.

To begin with, CRT developed in law schools and hasn’t been taught in public schools.
3/ Since CRT gets mischaracterized as teaching kids that all white people are racist, and since *that* is alluded to in the bill (the bill doesn’t actually mention CRT), I’m guessing that’s what our Governor and GOP members of the #txlege mean.
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The House is now debating whether to agree to Senate changes to critical race theory ban bill.

@jamestalarico objects to removal of language regarding teaching of wrongs of KKK. #txlege #HB3979
@jamestalarico Rep. @jamestalarico asks if any bill that included, then removes, the teaching of wrongs of white supremacy is a racist bill.

@Toth_4_Texas is silent.

@jasminefor100, D-Dallas, whoops.

#txlege #HB3979
@jamestalarico @Toth_4_Texas @jasminefor100 Rep. @Toth_4_Texas said he would support any bill that teaches it's wrong to judge someone by the color of their skin instead of the content of their character.

So @jamestalarico asks why he then supports Senate version of bill, which removed teaching of wrongs of KKK. #txlege
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The only way to stop #HB3979 from becoming law is to convince TX Legislators to vote no or to let the bill die by not voting. It will take 1 min. CALL NOW This bill suppresses speech, cuts funding, threatens AP/dual credit, & bans teaching current events. Image
It will take one minute. You can also just say "I Oppose HB 3979" You will be speaking to an unfailingly polite staffer. Call today. Image
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@catchypiccolino @Dog_or_man @its_ms_croft The bill is Texas’s version of banning “critical race theory”. It is an attack on free speech and an attempt to whitewash the curriculum (even more). They don’t plan to get rid of APUSH, but it’s kind of hard to teach APUSH when the critical concept says 1/
@catchypiccolino @Dog_or_man @its_ms_croft From AP: “Racial slavery played an intrinsic and indispensable part in New World settlement. The institution was no abnormality, no aberration, no marginal feature; rather, its development is the grim and irrepressible theme governing the development of the Western Hemisphere"
@catchypiccolino @Dog_or_man @its_ms_croft #HB3979: “with respect to their relationship to American values, slavery and racism are anything other than deviations from, betrayals of, or failures to live up to, the authentic founding principles of the United States, which include liberty and equality". Clear conflict
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WATCH: Rep. @jamestalarico grills Republican Steve Toth about his terrible civics bill.

Talarico: “Would you be open to an amendment requiring that we teach the history of white supremacy and teach students that it’s morally wrong?”

Toth: “No, I’m not.”

#txlege #HB3979
Talarico: “Your lengthy bill makes no effort to teach the history of white supremacy and its impact on the founding of our country—politically, socially, economically. The only thing you're doing is preventing us from talking about race in a way that makes you uncomfortable."
Talarico: "Your amendment is the same as the rest of your bill which is a whitewashing of history."
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