Brianna and Jesse are joined by executive director of Impact Tulsa, Carlisha Williams Bradley. Carlisha walks us through the current debate concerning Critical Race Theory. What it is, what it means, where it is actually taught, and where we go from here. Carlisha is also the only Black member of the state Board of Education and the only appointee who has ever worked as a classroom teacher. She recently took a principled stand against House Bill 1775. House Bill 1775 bans teaching that might cause any students to feel “discomfort,” “guilt,” “anguish” or “any other psychological distress” on account of their race or gender. It would intimidate teachers from addressing important events in U.S. and Oklahoma history, such as the Trail of Tears and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, because some children might feel discomfort because of the actions of their ancestors. Join us for a fascinating conversation.
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