Texas suburb defeats ‘critical race theory’ curriculum after highly contested election

A wealthy Dallas-Fort Worth suburb overwhelmingly defeated “critical race theory” curriculum in a Saturday election after monthslong debate and campaigning.

Southlake, Texas, which saw over 9,000 people cast ballots, a three-fold increase from the last local election, voted resoundingly to elect all candidates backed by the conservative Southlake Families PAC, including a mayor, two City Council seats, and two school board seats. The Republican victory came months after liberal groups promoted a “Five-Year Cultural Competence Action Plan” for the school district in response to a 2018 incident in which students were seen on video chanting the N-word after homecoming at a private event.

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