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Texas now wants to cancel MLK’s “I have a dream” speech and “Letter from Birmingham jail”

So it has come to this. The Texas Senate is proposing cancelling MLK’s “I have a dream speech” and “Letter from the Birmingham jail.” Here are a couple of Tweets about their newest frenzy. This blog solely represents my academic freedom, First amendment free speech and other personal views. It does not represent the perspectives of any other entity of

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BREAKING NEWS: Texas has first statewide African American studies course

After an extensive review, development and political process, Texas State Board of Education members Georgina Perez and Aicha Davis et al. have shepherded the first African American studies course to completion. Exclusive to Cloaking Inequity, I have obtained a draft of the new course that will receive a final vote today at the Texas State Board of Education. It is

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Debating statewide African American studies course LIVE in Texas

Watch the Texas State Board of Education debate about statewide African American studies course LIVE right now: http://adminmonitor.com/tx/tea/committee_of_the_full_board/20200416 Also see prior post Will Texas be the first for African American studies? Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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Breaking News: NAACP Resolution Decries Representation of African Americans in textbooks, courses and standards

The NAACP has a new resolution speaking out against the problematic representation of African Americans in our education system. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization. It was formed in 1909 as a “bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans.” My Great Grandma Z. Louise Scott was an NAACP

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Testimony Submitted to Texas State Board of Education

This week, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) debated Proclamation 2018 which served as notice to both publishers and the public that the Board is inviting bids to furnish instructional materials covering ethnic studies (e.g., African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, etc.) to be used in social studies. This is nationally important because states like Texas and California typically lead

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