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The Pennsylvania Board of Education has overturned the decision to ban anti-racist books and resources. The Central York Board of Education unanimously approved the resurgence of anti-racist books and a list of resources, which came into effect immediately. Coming a week after student protests and a heated virtual school board meeting on the “Diversity Resources List” banned from the curriculum by the board last year. Last year, the All-White Board of Education unanimously banned a list of educational resources, including a children’s book on Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography, and CNN’s Sesame Street City Hall on racism. However, it was “frozen” while the board was scrutinizing them. However, the process took almost a year. A group of students from York’s school, who say they advocate for diversity education for all children, said they were surprised by the board’s decision. “The Panther Anti-Racism Union (PARU) Board said in a statement.” I hope this was a lesson for this community and leadership. Injustice is no longer tolerated and will not be tolerated in the future. Two weeks ago, Ben Hodge, a teacher at Central York High School and a staff adviser to PARU, told CNN that five high school students were working to organize a peaceful on-site protest every day. “They are heroes and should be celebrated as a fortress of freedom in the United States. I want to be clear, these kids did this.” Last summer’s racially unjustified protests That triggered a debate about racing in York.

The Pennsylvania Board of Education has overturned the decision to ban anti-racist books and materials.

Spokeswoman Julie Randall Romig confirmed to CNN that the Central York Board of Education has unanimously approved the resurgence of the list of anti-racist books and materials and has taken effect immediately.

The reversal will occur a week after student protests and a heated virtual school board meeting on the “Diversity Resources List” banned from the curriculum by the Board last year.

Last year, the All-White Board of Education unanimously banned a list of educational resources, including a children’s book on Rosa Parks, an autobiography of Mararayusafzai, and CNN’s Sesame Street City Hall on racism.

School officials said the materials were not banned, but were “frozen” while the board was scrutinizing them. However, the process took nearly a year.

A group of students from York’s school, who say they advocate for diversity education for all children, said they were surprised by the board’s decision.

“The withdrawal of this ban was surprising, but not in the way most people think,” the Panther Anti-Racism Union (PARU) Board said in a statement.

“I hope this was a lesson for this community and leadership. Injustice is no longer tolerated and will not be tolerated in the future.”

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