Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) put forward a bill on Wednesday that would ban the use of federal funds for the teaching of critical race theory, including in K-12 schools and in colleges that force staff and/or students to adopt the tenets of that theory.
“Critical Race Theory teaches people to obsess over race and to believe that America is an evil, oppressive place,” Cotton said in a press statement. “Federal funds should not be used to support activists in schools who want to teach our kids to hate each other and their country.”
Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) introduced a companion bill to Cotton’s Stop CRT Act in the House of Representatives.
Unfortunately, neither bill has much chance of passing unless it gets several Democrats to support it, since Democrats control both houses of Congress.
But it’s good to introduce the bills anyway to show where Republicans stand and to make a statement against CRT, which is itself racist.
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