The Cobb County, Georgia, school board banned Critical Race Theory (CRT) lessons Thursday from classrooms.
The district, which has about 110,000 students and is the state’s second largest, blocked lessons on “systemic” racism after board Chairman Randy Scamihorn “said he brought up the topic because educators allegedly said on social media they were using part of the theory in their classroom discussions,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“It’s revisionist history and history should be thorough,” Scamihorn said, adding CRT “is a Marxist concept that pits one group of people against another.”
According to the paper, the board’s four Republicans all voted in favor of the ban while the three Democrats abstained from voting on the resolution.
CRT asserts racism is more than individual bias, but something that is embedded in every facet of life, such as legal and economic systems.
“This is not new where they change history,