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Utah Democrats walk out to protest limits on teaching race

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats have walked off the House floor in protest of a resolution recommending the state review any curriculum that examines the ways in which race and racism influence American politics.

Republican lawmakers say they want to ensure that children aren’t being taught that one race is inherently superior or inferior to another as part of critical race theory, which highlights how historical inequities and racism continue to shape public policy and social conditions.

House Democrats say their caucus was excluded from the process and that walking out was their only option to speak out.

The Senate and House went on to pass identical resolutions on reviewing critical race theory.

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