TX Lt Gov Vows To Ban Racism Lessons At Universities

The Texas Tribune reports:

A tweet sent by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has reignited concern among some University of Texas at Austin faculty that the purpose of a new conservative-backed think tank may be a way to restrict teaching about critical race theory.

Now, some faculty are demanding an explanation from university leadership, arguing Patrick’s comments directly contradict what administrators told faculty last fall and raise serious questions about academic freedom and freedom of thought on campus.

“Either the lieutenant governor is just speaking out of school, or he’s reinforcing the very narrative that has provoked individual concerns last fall,” Texas law professor Steve Vladeck told the Tribune.

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