Indiana vs. Critical Race Theory

     Yet another state is taking measures to crush the cancer that is Critical Race Theory: Indiana.   A pair of bills have been introduced that goes further than many other states that have introduced legislation to deal with this poison.

     House Bill 1040 introduces what is now become model wording for anti-CRT legislation when it comes to schools.

Chapter 3. Prohibited Curriculum and Practices

Sec. 1. (a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Indiana to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or sex in the form of bias, stereotyping, scapegoating, classification, or categorical assignment of traits, morals, values, or characteristics based solely on race or sex. School corporations and qualified schools are prohibited from engaging in race based or sex based discriminatory acts by using methods described in subsection (b),which result in treating individuals differently on the basis of race or sex or in the creation of a hostile environment.

(b) A school corporation or qualified school may not include or promote the following concepts as part of a course, or allow teachers or other employees of the school corporation or qualified school to use supplemental instructional materials that include or promote the following concepts:

(1) One (1) race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.

(2) An individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, is inherently privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously.

(3) An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of the individual’s race or sex.

(4) Members of one (1) race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex.

(5) An individual’s moral character is determined by the individual’s race or sex.

(6) 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.

(7) An individual should feel discomfort, guilt, or anguish or another form of psychological distress solely because of the individual’s race or sex.

(8) Meritocracy or traits such as hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or designed by a particular race or sex to oppress members of another race or sex.

(9) Indiana or the United States was founded as a racist or sexist state or nation and is fundamentally or irredeemably racist or sexist.

     Senate Bill 167 goes further and strikes at the hearth of this woke vampire: The pedagogy under which teachers themselves are taught how to teach.

Chapter 13. Dignity and Nondiscrimination in Postsecondary Education

Sec. 1. (a) A teacher preparation program (as defined in IC 20-28-3-1) shall not include or promote the following concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or instructional program, or allow faculty or other employees of the teacher preparation program, acting in their official capacity, to use supplemental instructional materials that include or promote the following concepts:

(1) Any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation is inherently superior or inferior to another sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(2) That an individual, by virtue of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.

(3) That an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(4) That members of any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation should not attempt to treat others without respect to sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(5) That an individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(6) That an individual, by virtue of the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(7) That any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish responsibility, or any other form of psychological distress on account of the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(8) That meritocracy or traits such as hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by members of a particular sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation to oppress members of another sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(b) An administrator, or any other employee of any state agency (as defined in IC 4-13-1.4-2), or a teacher preparation program may not require an employee of the teacher preparation program to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of racial or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(c) Nothing in this chapter may be construed so as to exclude the teaching of historical injustices committed by or against any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

     SB 167 shines a light on the woke cockroaches by mandating that parents be fully informed about what the schools are teaching their kids.

Sec. 4. (a) This section applies to a curricular material or an educational activity at a qualified school that is or is intended to be assigned, distributed, or otherwise presented to:

(1) a student in a course or class for which the student receives credit;

(2) a student, if use of the curricular material or participation in the educational activity is required by the school corporation or qualified school; or

(3) a student, and at least a majority of students in a grade level are expected to use the curricular material or participate in the educational activity.

(b) Not later than June 30, 2023, and not later than June 30 each year thereafter, each qualified school shall post on the qualified school’s Internet web site, in a manner accessible to parents of students who are attending the school, all electronic curricular materials and a summary of educational activities. In addition, the Internet web site shall list all nonelectronic curricular materials and provide instruction for a parent to review the nonelectronic curricular materials. Each qualified school shall allow a parent to visit a school during normal business hours in a manner prescribed by the qualified school to inspect nonelectronic curricular materials. The curricular materials and educational activities must, at a minimum, be disaggregated by grade level, teacher, and subject area.

Sec. 27. (a) A qualified school (as defined in IC 20-30-17-3) may not:

(1) provide a student with ongoing or recurring consultation, collaboration, or intervention services for mental, social-emotional, or psychological health issues; or

(2) refer a student to community resources for mental, social-emotional, or pyschological health services, without obtaining prior written consent in the manner described in subsection (b) from the student’s parent, or the student, if the student is emancipated.

     The full bills (as of the writing of this article) can be read below:

Indiana HB 1040 (2022) by ThePoliticalHat

Indiana SB 167 (2022 by ThePoliticalHat

     Hat Tip: Nate Hockman.

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