The battle over critical race theory in schools across the country has intensified since the 2022 midterm elections. Whereas the issue helped many conservative schoolboard candidate win, backlash from CRT supporters is on the rise.
In many districts, students have been organizing protests against the banning of critical race theory in their local high schools. Students view the move by conservative school board members as censorship. The bans have also prompted librarians and academics to run for office.
According to an Axios report, Democrats in New Mexico have said that they will block any anti-CRT proposals that come their way.
States like Florida and Texas have been strong opponents of the controversial theory’s implementation in their schools. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is already taking steps to curtail it in colleges and universities in his state. His administration plans to monitor diversity, equity, and inclusion programs closely.
Just recently, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Arkansas’ new governor, signed an executive order preventing public schools from teaching critical race theory.
The battle over critical race theory has been so intense in recent years, that in some cases, it has led to death threats and doxxing of teachers.