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The Mandatory Black History Guide to the Most Influential Black People From the 14 States That Ban Critical Race Theory

Happy Black History month! Now, as it comes to a close, we want to take some time to put the spotlight on the heroes that have rounded out this country and made it great. One way we’ve chosen to do this is by highlighting the most influential black people from the 14 states banning Critical Race Theory (CRT). In case you’re not in the know, Critical Race Theory started around 40 years ago. Its chief concept comes from the idea that “race is a social construct, and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies,” according to EdWeek.

While critics of CRT work hard to put an end to the teachings in school, we’re featuring the most influential black people from the 14 states that have banned it. Because knowledge is power and without these people, history, and culture as we know it, would be radically different.

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