Voters in Southlake, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, gave school board and city council candidates who oppose putting critical race theory in public school curriculums 70 percent of the vote in an election on Saturday.
The election comes nine months after the Carroll Independent School District introduced a proposal to install so-called “anti-racism” and “cultural competency” lessons into the schools.
Hannah Smith, a lawyer who clerked for Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, defeated Ed Hernandez, a business consultant, for a seat on the school board.
NBC’s report put race, sexual orientation, and income as reasons for the election results, citing that the city of Southlake is mostly white and wealthy.
The efforts to change school curriculum started when the school diversity committee released a 34-page document called the Cultural Competency Action Plan, was released last summer and was swiftly met with opposition. Read more…