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Five Underreported News Stories for the week.


July 5th, 2021


  1. The National Education Association, the largest teacher’s union in the United States that overwhelmingly supports democrats, has approved plans to “fight back” against opponents of critical race theory. The NEA Says It Will Teach Critical Race Theory In All 50 States, and in 14,000 School Districts.


  1. The new Ballard Museum Exhibition Examines “Puppetry’s Racial Reckoning,” the current BIMP exhibition, demonstrates that puppetry is also a forum to address contemporary issues by helping to foster conversation and understanding about the complexities of race, prejudice, stereotypes, and systemic racism.


  1. NPR Trashes Declaration of Independence for July 4: Full of ‘Flaws and Deeply Ingrained Hypocrisies’ “After last summer’s protests and our national reckoning on race, the words in the document land differently. “It famously declares ‘that all men are created equal’ even though women, enslaved people and Indigenous Americans were not held as equal at the time,” NPR lamented, saying it also contained “a racist slur about Native Americans.”


  1. Representative Cori Bush 1st congressional district of Missouri tweeted on July 4th  “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”


  1. A unnamed teacher at  Stewart Middle School in Tacoma, Washington, is under fire for reportedly distributing a flyer informing eighth-grade students that parental consent is not required to obtain prophylactics such as Plan B, abortions, and more.