Idaho vs. Critical Race Theory

     Thanks to Federalism, states like New Hampshire, West Virginia, Iowa, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana have stood up to the teaching of Critical Race Theory and its related “struggle sessions”. Now, Idaho is joining this venerable list by passing HB 377, with the primary operative part reading:

(3) In accordance with section 6, article IX of the constitution of the state of Idaho and section 67-5909, Idaho Code:

(a) No public institution of higher education, school district, or public school, including a public charter school, shall direct or otherwise compel students to personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to any of the following tenets:

(i) That any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior;

(ii) That individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin; or

(iii) That individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.

(b) No distinction or classification of students shall be made on ac2

count of race or color.

(c) No course of instruction or unit of study directing or otherwise compelling students to personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to any of the tenets identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be used or introduced in any institution of higher education, any school district, or any public school, including a public charter school.

     The full bill can be read here or below:

Idaho HB 377 (2021) by ThePoliticalHat

Hat Tip: Christopher Rufo.

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