They didn’t want to do it but, after advice from their attorney, Democrats who control the DeKalb County Board of Education narrowly approved a policy about resolving complaints regarding “divisive racial concepts” after previously postponing a vote.

At a virtual meeting yesterday Board members emphasized that they didn’t agree with the state Board of Education policy under a new law passed by the Legislature regulating how teachers can discuss race relations and racism in the classroom. What is the policy? The main thrust of the state law— and now the DeKalb policy— bans teachers from asserting that the United States is systemically white racist, that one race is superior to another or that individuals should feel guilty because of their race. 

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