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Ray Carter | January 5, 2022

OSSBA offers schools lesson that bashes racial equality

Ray Carter

A digital resources library offered to Oklahoma schools by the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) includes a “Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Challenge to Change Series” for students as young as pre-K that denounces the concept of racial equality and suggests only white individuals can be racist.

Those lessons also direct Oklahoma teachers to other resources that declare black citizens “are suffering and not safe” in modern American society and encourage litigation against oil-and-gas businesses in the name of environmental justice.

The OSSBA’s Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources is described as “an innovative initiative to provide Oklahoma educators with high-quality, interactive teaching resources” that are “vetted by Oklahoma teachers and support Oklahoma Academic Standards.” The library is maintained by the OSSBA.

The OSSBA library includes Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Challenge to Change Series, including a lesson on how to “Create Opportunities for Meaningful Conversations About Race.”

“To begin the journey of making lasting change, we’ve created this guide that helps you explore ways to have courageous conversations around issues of racial injustice and to design solutions that lead to lasting social change,” the lesson declares. “As you take on this first challenge, Create Opportunities for Meaningful Conversations About Race, be prepared to be unc


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