When Holocaust education meets critical race theory: A partisan history debate unfolds in Louisiana
July 16, 2021
(JTA) - At first, Danny Mintz was excited to learn that lawmakers in his state, Louisiana, were considering mandating Holocaust education in public schools.
A director at a good-government group called the Louisiana Budget Project, Mintz knew that the local Jewish federation was encouraging his synagogue's board to back the bill. In a state where a notorious Holocaust denier, David Duke, had been the Republican candidate for governor in 1991, clearly there was a need for more Holocaust education.
But Mintz had second thoughts once he began learning more about the content and the backers of...