More than 160 principals in Minneapolis sign ‘De-Centering Whiteness’ pledge

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FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2020, file photo, students work in class in Washington. In response to a push for culturally responsive teaching that gained steam following last year’s police killing of George Floyd, Republican lawmakers and governors have championed legislation to limit the teaching of material that explores how race and racism influence American politics, culture and law. The measures have become law in Tennessee, Idaho and Oklahoma and bills have been introduced in over a dozen other states. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Mauri Melander Friestleben, principal of Lucy Craft Laney Community School in Minneapolis, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why schools should do more to ‘de-center’ whiteness from their curriculum.

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