Buffalo mass shooting reignites debate over critical race theory, practices in U.S. education system

Published May 23, 2022

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USA Today reports the racist mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday has reignited debate over critical race theory and practices in the U.S. education system. “History is part of the solution to our race problem,” said LaGarrett J. King, an associate professor of social studies education at UB, who researches Black history instruction and critical race theory. King described the ignorance and lack of education that fuel extremist ideas as “historical immaturity.” “It can be very dangerous for society to have historically immature people," King said. The article was carried by MSN and other outlets.

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