Jun 11, 2021
Black mother slams critical race theory at Florida school board meeting: 'Not teaching the truth'
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"Just coming off of May 31, marking the 100 years [since] the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like critical race theory, where children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021," said mom Keisha King.
King's comments came after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the school board to pass a rule banning CRT and associated ideas in schools.
"That is not teaching the truth," King added, "unless you believe that Whites are better than Blacks."
FLORIDA BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES DESANTIS' RULE BANNING CRITICAL RACE THEORY
She went on to dispute the idea that CRT was "racial sensitivity or simply teaching unfavorable American history or teaching Jim Crow history."
"CRT," she said, "is deeper and more dangerous than that. CRT and its outworking today is a teaching that there's a hierarchy in society where White male, heterosexual, able-bodied people are deemed the oppressor and anyone else outside of that status is oppressed."
"That's why we see corporations like Coca-Cola asking their employees to be less White, which is ridiculous. I don't know about you, but telling my child or any child that they are in a permanent oppressed status in America because they are Black is racist – and saying that White people are automatically above me, my children, or any child is racist as well. This is not something that we can stand for in our country."
"And don't take it from me. Look at the writers of these types of publications. Our ancestors – White, Black, and others – hung, bled, and died right alongside each other to push America towards that more perfect union. If this continues, we will look back and be responsible for the dismantling of the greatest country in the world by reverting to teaching hate and that race is a determining factor on where your destiny lies."
DESANTIS CONDEMNS CRITICAL RACE THEORY, SAYS IT WON'T BE TAUGHT IN FLORIDA CLASSROOMS
On Thursday, the board approved DeSantis' rule. It reads: "Instruction on the required topics must be factual and objective and may not suppress or distort significant historical events, such as the Holocaust, and may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence."
The rule came as part of a broader push by DeSantis and other Republicans to eliminate what they say are manifestations of critical race theory in schools. DeSantis' office told Fox News that the rule excludes the term "critical race theory" because "CRT isn't the only issue."
Arguments about CRT in history tend to revolve around assertions in the "1619 Project," a controversial piece that argues the institution of slavery was the nation's true founding. According to its author, it also casts doubt on how U.S. history has traditionally been taught by emphasizing slavery's influence on American society.
In a webinar last month, author Nikole Hannah Jones plainly stated that her project was intended to be supplemental to standard curriculum and that it was intentionally making an argument about how to view U.S. history.
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Critics of anti-CRT measures have expressed concern that Republicans are forcing teachers to whitewash some of the injustices perpetrated against minorities in the U.S.
Andrew Spar, who serves as president of Florida's teachers' union, argued that "students deserve the best education we can provide, and that means giving them a true picture of their world and our shared history as Americans. Hiding facts doesn't change them."
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the union agreed with conservatives' insistence on teaching key documents like the Declaration of Independence but also wanted those that "reflect a more diverse America than are represented in our founding documents."
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Gregory Sampson, a high school teacher in Jacksonville, said: I don’t think the governor and his fellow Republicans really understand what critical race theory does."
He added: "It's not a criticism. It's a critique, a way of looking at how history has unfolded."Sam Dorman is a reporter with Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @DormanInDC or at facebook.com/SamDormanFoxNews
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How long does the G7 summit 2021 last and why is it in Cornwall?
WORLD leaders have gathered in Cornwall for the 47th meeting of the G7.
As Britain currently holds the presidency of the group Boris Johnson is leading discussions with any agreement having an impact across the world.3Boris Johnson is leading the three-day G7 summitCredit: EPA How long does the G7 summit 2021 last?
Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US met in Cornwall for the annual G7 summit on Friday, June 11, 2021.
It will end on June 13, 2021.
Although it officially got underway on Friday, world leaders started to arrive in Cornwall on Wednesday.
The three-day meeting is the first between G7 leaders since the start of the pandemic.
Also known as the Group of Seven, these countries are seven of the largest economies of the world.
Together, they represent more than 62 per cent of the global net wealth ($280trillion).
The group was founded in the early 1970s as the seven countries discussed concerns about the collapse of the oil industry.
Since then, summits have been held across the globe as members discuss everything from the environment to the economy.
Along with the G7 members representatives of the European Union will attend.
The Prime Minister has also invited leaders from India, South Korea and Australia to the 47th meeting of the group.
It is the first time Johnson has met Joe Biden in his role as US President.3US President Joe Biden is attending the key summitCredit: AP What will be the talking points of the G7?
While no formal agenda for the meeting has been issued a number of topics is expected to be discussed.Global response to the Covid pandemic
Johnson has pledged to call for the G7 to work on a global approach to pandemics to ensure an equal global distribution of the coronavirus vaccines.
He has proposed a five-point plan to prevent future pandemics.
He wants a “Global Pandemic Radar” surveillance system to detect vaccine resistant variants before they spread.
One plan is for countries to establish “zoonotic research hubs” to help determine when a disease is capable of leaping from animals to humans.
But the most pressing priority is mass vaccination around the world.Climate Change
UK Secretary for Business Kwasi Kwarteng has indicated that Johnson will be seeking coordinate action on carbon border taxes, green finance, the phase-out of coal and helping poorer countries to set up climate change.
It will be the first G7 where all members will have committed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 ahead of November’s UK-hosted COP26 Summit.International economic co-ordination
Chancellor Rishi Sunak, as well as Italian economy minister Daniele Franco and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire have called for close economic co-ordination on recovery plans and economic policies.
Negotiations over reforming the corporate taxation of multinationals is also expected3World leaders have gathered in Carbis Bay in CornwallCredit: Getty Why is the G7 in Cornwall?
The summit is being held in the UK because it currently holds the presidency of the group.
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The Government says that Cornwall will “reap the benefits of hosting the G7” and will “provide the best of Cornish hospitality for leaders, delegates and the world’s media”.
The region is also described as a “powerhouse for green innovation”.
Visit Cornwall estimates the total economic impact to be £50million for the county, including an increase in future tourism.Inside the Carbis Bay Hotel hosting the G7 Summit world leaders this week