We need to teach the truth about American history. All of American history. Including slavery, including Jim Crow. And by being honest about our path we can actually teach the hard truth about our country. By denying that truth, by denying the opportunity to have that education we are denying who we are as a nation, all of who we are.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) then defended the book How to Be an Antiracist.:
Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA) also defended critical race theory.
“Critical race theory is not trying to make white people feel bad. But it is acknowledging that underrepresented communities have had systemic barriers and some of them still exist,” she said.