October 14, 2021/Media, Press

BREAKING: Because of Texas Republicans’ Education Censorship Law, Holocaust Denial Is Getting Pushed In Texas Classrooms

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Co-Executive Director Hannah Roe Beck issued the following statement on Texas Republicans mandating teaching Holocaust denial in Texas schools:

“Because of Texas Republicans’ law banning education on racism and sexism, Texas teachers are being pushed to add Holocaust denial into their curriculum. That’s beyond disturbing — it’s terrifying. This is an outrage, not only for Jewish communities across our state, but for every single parent sending their kids to school in the morning and worrying about what kinds of attacks they’ll face, simply because of who they are.

“This is 2021. Yet in Texas, the 21st century looks more and more like a dystopian novel. We’re seeing books banned, educators reprimanded for teaching authentic history, and kids deprived of their right to learn about the world they’re growing up in. Texas Republicans are censoring education to pander to rightwing extremists — and putting Texas families and kids in danger while they do.

“Enough is enough. There is no place for antisemitism — in our state, in our laws, or in our classrooms. There’s no place for laws that deny kids the right to learn about how racism impacts their world and their reality — especially in a state like ours with a growing diverse population. Texas Democrats will keep working every day to defeat the Republicans who voted for this shameful legislation. I call on Greg Abbott and every Texas Republican lawmaker to mitigate this harm and condemn any law that pushes racism and Holocaust denial in our schools. This is about keeping our kids safe.”