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GOP state lawmaker urges schools to teach "good" side of slavery — and La. hearing goes off rails

Posted on AllSides April 29th, 2021
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During a local Louisiana House Education Committee hearing, Republican state Rep. Ray Garofalo argued that the state's public schools should teach students about the "good" part of slavery. The statement from Garofalo, which he later said had been a mistake of sorts, comes on the heels of the lawmaker introducing a statewide bill seeking to ban "divisive concepts" when public institutions teach about race.

On Tuesday, the hearing quickly turned tense when Garofalo was hit with a series of questions from fellow Republican Rep. Stephanie Hilferty on the terminology...

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