Fort Worth Republican Launches Investigation Into Books About Race, Sexuality

Dallas Democrat Rep. Victoria Neave called the move “politically motivated to support their own campaigns”

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Rep. Matt Krause launched an investigation into school library books and curricula just months after Texas lawmakers sought to ban the presence of critical race theory from public campuses.

Acting as the Chairman of the Texas House Committee on General Investigating, Krause wrote to Lily Laux, deputy commissioner of school programs for the Texas Education Agency, and unnamed superintendents on Monday with news of the investigation.

Attached to Krause’s letter was a 16-page list of books published from 1969 to 2021 that included “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates and “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander. Other books on the list deal with issues of race, gender identity and sexuality.

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