‘Anti-democratic’: Some teachers blast new laws targeting discussions of race in schools

For middle school American history teacher Daniel Santos, discussing racial inequality is a necessary part of his lesson plan.

Santos, who teaches at a public school in Houston, said that his students are inquisitive, asking him about current events like George Floyd’s death and the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, for instance. He said students wanted to connect these moments to other pieces of U.S. history, such as the Jim Crow era and voter suppression efforts.