Show-Me Black History Denied

Here's a glimpse at a Missouri controversy that seems to be gaining traction and offers a glimpse at the debate over curriculum as we slog into an election year . . . Check-it:

The Francis Howell School Board voted 5-2 Thursday night to stop offering Black History and Black Literature, courses that had been offered at the district's three high schools since 2021. A little over 100 students took the courses this semester in the predominantly white suburban area of St. Louis.

In July, the board revoked an anti-racism resolution and ordered copies removed from school buildings. The resolution was adopted in August 2020 amid the national turmoil after a police officer killed Floyd in Minneapolis.

The resolution pledged that the Francis Howell community would “speak firmly against any racism, discrimination, and senseless violence against people regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.”

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Missouri School Board Votes To Remove Black History Classes

The all-white school board voted 5-2 to stop offering Black history and literature courses.

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