Dear Durham Community,
Although right wing conservative groups across the country , especially in North Carolina, have tried to bully school boards into banning critical race theory and anti-racism education, this Thursday , June 24, the Durham NC School Board has a chance to make history by being one of the first school boards in the country to pass a resolution supporting critical race theory and anti-racism education.
Last month, I , along with other local activists, in Durham NC petitioned the school board to draft a resolution against NC House Bill 324, which is North Carolina’s version of anti-critical race theory legislation.
The Durham school board responded by drafting a resolution at its May 20, 2021 meeting and is scheduled to vote on passing the resolution at its June 24 board meeting.
African American students make up 41% of the student population in Durham public schools , so the legislation will ,disproportionately , effect our children. Therefore, we are asking that Black parents contact the Durham Board of Education BOE@dpsnc.net to show your support for the bill and to show up at 6:00 PM for the June 24th School Board Meeting in the Minnie Forte-Brown Staff Development Center, Room M-1, 2107 Hillandale Road, Durham, North Carolina.
Please let your voices be heard and let it be known that will not be silenced !
Min. Paul Scott, founder
Black Messiah Movement