Legislative Update: Texas vs. Critical Race Theory

     Of the many states that are considering or have passed legislation to stop the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools, the biggest so far is Texas, who because of their population size is overly influential with school text book makers.   HB 3979, a companion bill of HB 4093 (and SB 2202) reads, in part:

(4) a teacher, administrator, or other employee of a state agency, school district, or open-enrollment charter school may not:
(A) 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; and
(B) require or make part of a course the concept that:
(i) one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex;
(ii) an individual, by virtue of the individual ’s race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously;
(iii) an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual ’s race or sex;
(iv) members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex;
(v) an individual ’s moral character is necessarily determined by the individual ’s race or sex;
(vi) 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;
(vii) an individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of the individual ’s race or sex; or
(viii) meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist or were created by members of a particular race to oppress members of another race.

     The bill can be read here, or below as of time of writing:

Texas HB 3979 (2021) by ThePoliticalHat

     Hat Tip: Christopher Rufo.


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