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Unban Anti-Racism Education
(Critical Race Theory)
A Youth Led Campaign
Youth from Great Plains Action Society are leading a movement to repeal the ban and raise awareness of the need for Critical Race Theory here in Iowa and across the Great plains.
On June 8th, 2021, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill to ban the Critical Race Theory (CRT) across the entire state of Iowa. The Youth Collective at Great Plains Action Society has made it our mission to inform populations across the Great Plains about the importance of Critical Race Theory and teachings of truth throughout our educational systems in the United States of America.
With the 2022 elections are right around the corner, now is the time to get informed about important issues. If you’re not in the state of Iowa, then your state is likely not far behind on the banning of CRT.
Let’s demand that our future generations receive an education based in truth rather than a fabricated white-washed history.
Our Mission with this campaign is to help people from all ethnic backgrounds pursue and attain more inclusive educational curriculum and trainings. The banning of Critical Race Theory does not just harm Indigenous people & populations. Iowan's are no longer being provided with Anti-racism/CRT education necessary to inform them of realities apart from their own.
To re-implement educational curriculum that is inclusive of BIPOC realities and experiences. We support sovereign Indigenous communities and their right to advocate for themselves and be heard.
We work for a future where cultural differences are respected in public spaces and the curriculum taught to our children promotes cross-cultural competency. Teaching truth will enable our children and their children to live in a place where there can exist a shared and informed experience of truth and active efforts toward justice and healing.
Why Vote in 2022
“Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes, not education. It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender, or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone’s character. I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.” - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. (The Gazette, 2021)
The act of banning CRT is to assume that the only thing troubling people of different races is the color of their skin when in reality, that’s not true at all. Reynold’s logic is “if we don’t acknowledge it, then it’s not real.” However, solving the longstanding issue of race in this country is so much more complicated than that. To simply ignore the histories of minority groups is inherently racist. To ban CRT is to say that there are no legacies of the very foundation this county was built upon- racism and the oppression of BIPOC communities. Our communities need CRT to research and bring widespread understanding to how history has shaped both our communities and those around us.
THE GREAT PLAINS
IOWA--NEBRASKA--NORTH DAKOTA--MONTANA--NEW MEXICO--KANSAS SOUTH DAKOTA--WYOMING--COLORADO--OKLAHOMA--TEXAS
Step 1: Educate yourself and those around you.
Below are helpful resources to learn about Critical Race Theory.
Sikowis And Guests Delve Into Critical Race Theory On The Buzz (July 27, 2021)
Ronnie Free attended the Indianola School Board Meeting to discuss banning the racist Indians logo.
Kevin Abourezk and his daughter Maya Abourezk spoke before the Lincoln Board of Education on July 27, 2021, in defense of honest historical education and critical race theory.
Humanize My Hoodie has partnered with Great Plains Action Society to push out The Truth Will Not Be Whitewashed shirts in honor of Indigenous communities who struggle with false narratives perpetuated through colonial holidays, biased school curriculums, out-of-touch media, and racist stereotypes, etc.
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