Iowa vs. Critical Race Theory

     New Hampshire and West Virginia have already been noted for having bills to prohibit the state from teaching “divisive concepts” in the form of “diversity training” according to Critical Race Theory. Iowa has also joined in this fight.  House Study Bill 258 was introduced, an the main text reads as follows:

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 261H.7 Race and sex stereotyping —— training by institution prohibited.
1. For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
a. “Divisive concepts” includes all of the following:
(1) That one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.
(2) That the United States of America and the state of Iowa are fundamentally racist or sexist.
(3) That an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, is inherently or systematically racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.
(4) That an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual’s race or sex.
(5) That members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex.
(6) That an individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by the individual’s race or sex.
(7) That an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.
(8) That any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of that individual’s race or sex.
(9) That meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by a particular race to oppress another race.
(10) Any other form of race or sex stereotyping or any other form of race or sex scapegoating.
b. “Race or sex scapegoating” means assigning fault, blame, or bias to a race or sex, or to members of a race or sex because of their race or sex, or claiming that, consciously or unconsciously, and by virtue of persons’ race or sex, members of any race are inherently racist or are inherently inclined to oppress others, or that members of a sex are inherently sexist or inclined to oppress others.
c. “Race or sex stereotyping” means ascribing character traits, values, moral and ethical codes, privileges, status, or beliefs to a race or sex, or to an individual because of the individual’s race or sex.

     The full bill can be read below:

Iowa House Study Bill 258 by ThePoliticalHat

     Hat Tip: Christopher Rufo.

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