Idaho Senate Passes Bill Banning ‘Critical Race Theory’ In Schools
A controversial topic of discussion, the bill will now head to Governor Little's office. Here's what "Critical Race Theory" is actually about.
Here's how Critical Race Theory is defined by the Encyclopedia of race, ethnicity and society: "Critical Race Theory is an academic movement made up of civil-rights scholars and activists in the United States who seek to critically examine the law as it intersects with issues of race, and to challenge mainstream liberal approaches to racial justice."
The Bill the Idaho Senate has passed and sent to the governor's office, as defined by our friends at CBS 2 Boise, states that, "any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.
That individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.
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."
This is obviously a topic of heated discussion at this point in our society but an important one, none-the-less. President Biden's administration is doing a lot to put Critical Race Theory and its principles into American schools, but lawmakers here in Idaho aren't having it. Idaho Rep. Heather Scott was quoted by the Bonner County Daily Bee saying, "We have to do something, and the longer we wait, the longer our kids are indoctrinated with this garbage". While there is plenty of heated debate around Critical Race Theory, here in Idaho, it'll go to the Governor's office next and we'll have to see where it goes from there.
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