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Virginia Beach ‘equity resolution’ fails to pass – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-10-12 23:38:53 –

Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — Members of the Virginia Beach Board of Education are considering racial equality and how it should be taught in schools.

A resolution written by board member Carolyn Weems would have been discussed on Tuesday, laying the foundation for preventing critical race theory from being taught on school property.

Eventually, some school board members said the written resolution could be misunderstood by both parents and teachers, so the resolution was not passed with 4-7 votes.

The document states to Virginia Beach City Public School that one race is superior to another, and that those suffering from skin tones are not essentially racists. Or there is a series of statements asking you not to tell you that you are responsible for the actions taken by other members of that person. Race, color or religion.

The document also states that the school may limit or prevent employees from investigating, discussing, or exploring books, media / publications, or materials related to divisive racial issues rather than seeking unity. Admitting that they can’t, but not on the school grounds that they said they were asking them to do it at their own time.

The resolution would have prevented critical race theory from being taught at school — to the disappointment of some students who raised their concerns to the school board on Tuesday.

“We teach our children white lies under the white curriculum. It teaches them ignorance about what’s happening around them,” said one VBCPS student.

Another student called the board for ignoring systematic racism.

Parents who spoke against critical racial theory at the conference after the conference for the next few hours, the United States is a fundamentally and essentially racist country, and capitalism is racist. Said support for documents that prevent educators from teaching.

“We don’t need a resolution to clarify fairness, but we do, but all students should already know that they are considered equal,” said another. Said one parent when he praised the document.

“This resolution aims to maintain a learning environment that promotes unity, mutual respect and personal responsibility, so there is nothing to suspend,” said another.

The resolution also states that the school board acknowledges that racism still exists, but it is an unacceptable practice in the VBCPS sector.

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