New rule explains penalties for instructing about systemic racism in Tennessee

Good morning, fam! Hope everybody had an ideal Thanksgiving with all of the stuffing and…

Good morning, fam!

Hope everybody had an ideal Thanksgiving with all of the stuffing and turkey that you just want.

This month marked a yr for the reason that Black Tennessee Voices Fb group launched. This weekly publication adopted it a couple of months later. Whether or not you are part of the group, subscribe to the publication, or each, I wish to categorical my sincerest due to you all.

Your assist is what makes this work and I could not be extra grateful. Cheers!

Whereas on trip, I dove into Nikole Hannah-Jones’ “The 1619 Undertaking” ebook, and it has been a strong and thought-provoking piece of literature. Over the course of studying it, I assumed concerning the ongoing vital race principle debate nationwide and the way essential it’s to show the difficult, and generally heinous, elements of U.S. historical past.

Tennessee now has a brand new rule that lays out the results for lecturers who break the prohibition handed in Could on instructing sure themes and ideas associated to systemic racism. With this new rule in place, lecturers might doubtlessly see their licenses revoked and college districts might be punished with dropping as much as 10% of their funding in the event that they commit a number of offenses.

Though we have entered this new period of schooling in our state, the preservation of vital thought is important to the expansion of our college students.

This is what else you will discover on this week’s publication:

  • On Wednesday, a Georgia jury discovered the three white males who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery responsible of homicide. USA TODAY’s Editorial Board opined that Arbery’s homicide was really a lynching.

  • USA TODAY Columnist Suzette Hackney explains the significance of a Tuesday courtroom ruling, which discovered organizers of the 2017 “Unite the Proper” rally in Charlottesville partially liable underneath Virginia state regulation for conspiring to arrange a violent occasion. The organizers will now should pay the victims of violence brought on by the rally $25 million in punitive damages.

  • Civil rights chief and nonviolence tactician Rev. James Lawson will add one other well-deserved accolade to his legacy as a brand new college situated in Bellevue will bear his title.

Hope you all have an superior weekend.

And if you might want to do away with leftovers, I am your man.


LeBron Hill is an opinion columnist for the USA TODAY Community Tennessee and the curator of the Black Tennessee Voices publication. Be happy to contact him at [email protected] or 615-829-2384. Discover him on Twitter at @hill_bron or Instagram at @antioniohill12.

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