Gabriel San Roman
Placentia-Yorba Linda School Board Considers CRT Ban Amid Broader Battle
Restored from whitewashed erasure, a mural by the late artist Manuel Hernandez-Trujillo served as backdrop as activists rallied around a list of demands for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District board of trustees. Before discussion of a possible critical race theory ban at a school board meeting on Tuesday night, the press conference sounded a unified message: “enough!”
Parents, teachers and a student speaker took turns at a podium set up on the grounds of Parque de los niños in Placentia’s Atwood barrio.
They called on the board to reject any attempt to effectively ban classroom conversations surrounding race and racism, especially in history courses.
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