POLL: Should Critical Race Theory be taught in Nebraska schools?

The debate over whether Critical Race Theory should be taught continues to rage across the country -- and in Nebraska. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The debate over whether Critical Race Theory should be taught continues to rage across the country — and in Nebraska.

On Thursday, Gov. Pete Ricketts will host townhalls — one in Grand Island and one in Nebraska City — speaking out against it.

Critical race theory is a way of thinking about America’s history through the lens of racism, according to the AP.

It was developed in the 1970s and 1980s, and centers on the idea that racism is systemic in the nation’s institutions and that they function to maintain the dominance of white people in society.

The architects of the theory argue that the United States was founded on the theft of land and labor and that federal law has preserved the unequal treatment of people on the basis of race. Proponents also believe race is culturally invented, not biological.

On Wednesday, Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster announced he will “protect” state schools from Critical Race Theory.

Do you think Critical Race Theory is something that should be taught in Nebraska schools? Take the poll above to cast your vote and see the results.

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