ACLU of South Dakota talks about bills dealing with Critical Race Theory

RAPID CITY, S.D.(WNAX)- Critical Race Theory has become a political lightning rod on the right, and a pair of bills this legislative session prove that it has made its way to South Dakota – though perhaps in an unexpected way.

Janna Farley, communications director for the ACLU of South Dakota, says CRT isn’t something that would be taught in elementary or secondary school classrooms.

Farley says the political discussion surrounding CRT is wildly different from its reality.

Farley laid out the issue the ACLU has taken with CRT-oriented proposals from the state legislature.

For Farley, moving forward.

The American Civil Liberties Union said these bills amount to classroom censorship and would chill academic freedom in South Dakota.