A Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives called on the state to stop teaching history in public schools until educators can develop a new, non-racist curriculum.
Representative La Shawn Ford said the current curriculum “leads to white privilege and a racist society” and called on the state to “stop its current history teaching practices until appropriate alternatives are developed.”
At a press conference on Sunday, Ford promoted a bill he’s sponsoring in the state legislature to address racism in public schools. If passed, it would replace history education with civics until anti-racist curriculum is created.
“We can ban and abolish history in the state of Illinois until we get it right,” Ford said Friday on WGN Radio. “We must make sure that we have an accurate account because what we have is a miseducation of people.”
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