After months of controversy and fears of liberal indoctrination of the nation’s schoolchildren, one state is doing something to stop critical race theory, a doctrine that teaches America is fundamentally racist at its core.
The Texas Senate passed new legislation that would ban critical race theory from being taught in schools, saying in the new bill that no teacher may teach that “one race or sex is
inherently superior to another race or sex” or that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.”
Critical race theory has been developed by liberal educators and worked into curriculum in hopes of distributing it around the country. The doctrine teaches students that America is fundamentally racist in its founding and all its institutions to this day. The school of thought is largely captured in the “1619 Project,” a controversial compilation of the teachings that has received criticism from historians and public figures.
“No teacher, administrator, or other employee in any state agency, school district, campus, open-enrollment charter school, or school administration shall be required to engage in
training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of race or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of race or sex,” the bill reads.
The bill goes on to ban another common critical race theory teaching, that “meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by a members of a particular race to oppress members of another race.”
“House Bill 3979 makes certain that critical race philosophies, including the 1619 founding myth, are removed from our school curriculums statewide. When parents send their children to school, they want their students to learn critical thinking without being indoctrinated with misinformation charging that America and our Constitution are rooted in racism,” said Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican.
“Texans roundly reject the ‘woke’ philosophies that espouse that one race or sex is better than another and that someone, by virtue of their race or sex, is innately racist, oppressive or sexist,” he added.