Delegate Destiné Price Takes on Michigan School Curriculum Changes


Destiné Price was one of the delegates to our inaugural International Congress of Youth Voices, and is now taking on some very disturbing curriculum changes in the Michigan public schools. Republican State Senator and Gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck is proposing the removal of references to: the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); the LGBTQ community; Roe v. Wade; climate change; and specific references to individual minority groups (immigrants, people with disabilities, etc). Orwellian doesn’t begin to describe it. Stalinesque? “I think it basically takes the voices away from all the identities they’re erasing away,” Price said. “I think that it’s going to be really hazardous for our communities of color to be unable to connect to their histories…because we don’t even learn about some of these things until we can access higher education, and them putting us all in a position where we have to kind of teach ourselves is not equity access.” -D.E.