More than 80 speakers lined up to speak at the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board meeting.
The hot button topic was Critical Race Theory and how race, diversity, equity, and inclusion should be taught in public schools.
Two groups of up to 50 people total held rallies outside of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center prior to the Board of Education meeting.
What I don’t understand is how someone can say that teaching our children about racial equality can be called hate. Telling our children what people of color had to go through in this country is what needs to be done.
The NC House of Representatives passed House Bill 324 in May which prohibits the teaching of topics related to CRT.
84 people signed up to speak during the meeting. A majority of the speakers addressed CRT, equity, and school curriculum.
“We need culturally responsive teaching, not critical race theory. It’s a research-based approach to teaching that connects students to their culture, language, their lifestyle, and experiences of what they learn in schools,” said CMAE President Amanda Thompson Rice.