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WATCH: State legislative committee holds hearing on critical race theory; Democrats respond

Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, speaks during a hearing of the Joint Committee on Education in the Missouri Capitol on Monday, July 19, 2021.
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Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, speaks during a hearing of the Joint Committee on Education in the Missouri Capitol on Monday, July 19, 2021.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Missouri General Assembly's Joint Committee on Education will held a hearing Monday on critical race theory at The 1619 Project, hearing testimony from invited guests and asking questions of a representative for the state education department.

Conservative legislators in several states have passed laws against teaching critical race theory in schools. The theory looks at systemic racism and is generally taught only in graduate-level college courses. Some schools have incorporated parts of The 1619 Project -- which looks at American history through the lens of slavery -- into their curriculum.

Watch a replay of the hearing in the window below.

Democrats responded after the hearing with their own news conference.

Watch the Democratic response in the player below.

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