Stop a WV bill that will prohibit teaching about racism and sexism in schools

Stop a WV bill that will prohibit teaching about racism and sexism in schools

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Suraya Boggs started this petition to West Virginia State Legislature and

Four delegates of the West Virginia House of Delegates have introduced a bill (which closely resembles former President Trump's executive order 13950) that will prohibit WV schools from teaching any part of the curriculum that promotes "divisive acts." Their definition of these "divisive acts" includes teaching that "the United States is fundamentally racist or sexist." This bill is very one-sided and will ban the teaching of concepts such as systemic racism, racial privilege, wage gaps between men and women, etc. because it "implies that one race or sex is superior to another." 

This bill also prevents any state agencies from receiving funding if these ideas are promoted, so schools cannot provide training or education about racism or sexism. These issues are prominent in many schools in West Virginia, especially mine, and my brother and I have been victims of racism and sexism in the WV public school system for years. By censoring our education of racism and sexism even more, students of color and young women will continue to face discrimination because of the lack of understanding that racism and sexism are prominent and real issues in today's society-- especially in West Virginia. 

If we can stop this bill from passing, we will be able to work towards broadening West Virginian students' education and prevent the prominent issues of racism and sexism from getting any worse and allow a more conducive environment for young women and students of color in West Virginia to learn. 

Full WV Bill: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2595%20INTR.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=2595 

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