AAUP attends CCU meeting on legislation about critical race theory

Interested CCU faculty, staff, and students met on Monday, November 8th, to discuss issues related to South Carolina’s recently proposed legislation concerning the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT). AAUP-CCU sent a representative to the meeting. The meeting included a presentation giving background on the issues related to CRT nationally and in South Carolina. In South Carolina, there has been language added to the state budget (section 1.105) which would prevent state money from going to schools teaching a list of topics lawmakers considered to be part of CRT. The proposed SC House legislation is currently sitting at the House Education and Public Works committee. The bill will be taken up again in January, when the legislature reconvenes. Attendees expressed interest in organizing a response to the proposed legislation and brainstormed ideas and approaches. There will be a follow-up meeting on November 29th. For more information, consult the upcoming AAUP-CCU Update (the newsletter of the CCU chapter of AAUP).


Author: Joseph Fitsanakis

Professor, Intelligence and Security Studies program, Coastal Carolina University