Critical Race Theory / Government Watch / Politics

The States That Are Taking Action Against Critical Race Theory

critical race theory

Conservatives are finally fighting back as leftists across the U.S. attempt to further indoctrinate and radicalize America’s children with the dangerous concept of critical race theory. Critical race theory claims that one’s race alone defines them and is their most important characteristic. Furthermore, critical race theory seeks to divide children by race and attempts to make them feel responsible and guilty of atrocities that they did not commit. So far, seven states have taken action to ban the teaching of critical race theory: Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

On June 10, the Florida Board of Education approved a proposed rule that outlines how American history will be taught and outlaws critical race theory from being taught in Florida public schools. The rule states that “Instruction on the required topics must be factual and objective and may not suppress or distort significant historical events, such as the Holocaust, and may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence.” The decision to adopt this rule was supported by Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who recently referred to the teaching of critical race theory as “outrageous.”

In Idaho, Republican Governor Brad Little signed H.B. 377 into law on April 28. The bill prohibits the teaching of critical race theory in all Idaho public schools and universities. Specifically, the bill bans Idaho public schools and universities from teaching “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.” Any Idaho public school that refuses to comply with the bill will have state funding stripped from them.

In Iowa, Republican Governor Kim Reynolds signed H.F. 802 into law on June 8. The bill forbids the teaching of critical race theory in all Iowa public schools and state agencies. Precisely, the bill bars Iowa public schools and state agencies from teaching “that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.”

Montana has taken a unique approach to banning the teaching of critical race theory in their state. According to a recent Attorney General’s Opinion from Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen, critical race theory is “discriminatory” and therefore violates existing state and federal laws if it is taught in public schools. This single decision means that public schools cannot teach critical race theory in Montana, or they will be at risk of losing state funding. This decision also creates a precedent to swiftly ban critical race theory that attorney generals in other states will likely follow.

In Oklahoma, Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed H.B. 1775 into law on May 7. The bill forbids public school teachers from teaching critical race theory. The bill also prohibits Oklahoma public colleges and universities from requiring students to take sexual or gender diversity training. The bill officially goes into effect on July 1.

In Tennessee, Republican Governor Bill Lee signed H.B. 580 into law on May 24. The bill bans Tennessee public and charter schools from teaching that “an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, is inherently privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously,” effectively banning the teaching of critical race theory. Furthermore, the bill allows the state education commissioner to withhold 100% of state funding from schools that violate the new law. The bill officially goes into effect on July 1.

The Texas State Legislature took action against critical race theory by passing H.B. 3979 back in May. Similar to legislation passed in other states, the bill bans public school teachers from teaching that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.” The bill also prohibits public school teachers from teaching that “an individual, by virtue of the individuals’ race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.” Finally, the bill forbids the teaching of the debunked New York Times’ “1619 Project” in Texas public schools, which wrongfully claims that America was not founded in 1776. Instead, the “1619 Project” states that America was created when the first slaves were brought to the colonies in 1619 and that America has been systemically racist ever since.

Under the rules outlined in H.B. 3979, the discredited “1619 Project” and the abhorrent concept of critical race theory would not be allowed to be taught in any Texas public schools. The bill currently sits on Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s desk and is expected to be signed into law imminently.

Critical race theory is dangerous, divisive, Marxist, and seeks to promote the very concepts it claims to combat. With many states finally taking rightful action against critical race theory, it is time for every other state to follow suit.

We hope you've enjoyed this article. While you're here, we have a small favor to ask...

Support AMAC Action. Our 501 (C)(4) advances initiatives on Capitol Hill, in the state legislatures, and at the local level to protect American values, free speech, the exercise of religion, equality of opportunity, sanctity of life, and the rule of law.

Donate Now

If You Enjoy Articles Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter
and Download the AMAC News App

Sign Up Today Download

If You Enjoy Articles Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter!

Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Victoria Johnson
1 year ago

I learned this from my earliest memories as a child in church.

We sang this song:

Jesus loves the little children.
All the children of the world.
Red or yellow, black or white.
We are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

All the children of the world!

I have believed this, and lived by this, all of my 7 decades of life.

It would go a long way if they taught this simple song and The Golden Rule* in school instead of the evil, devisive crap of CRT. It would take less than 5 minutes a day (including a Pledge of Allegiance to our flag) and would leave plenty of time for actual reading, writing and arithmetic.

(*The Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated.)

1 year ago

Congress not passing legislation is not necessarily bad, and state legislatures passing more is not necessarily good. Remember Congress tends to pass huge omnibus bills which cgovrtover way more than they should, often with many unrelated amendments attached. Many state legislatures, like Massachusetts, stay in session just to collect retirement points and pass laws must so they look like they’re doing something. The goal is to pass good legislation, staying within reasonable limits.

1 year ago

In spite of all the nonsense with public education we must remain resolute for the sake of our youth. I believe the CRT curriculum is a citizen crisis as well … and we must expose and challenge the brainwashing scheme with accurate information. The current follow and obey mandate by numerous school districts throughout the country must be abolished from our taxpayer funded schools. Whether you realize it or not we all have skin in the game so let’s get off the sidelines and take our public schools back.

1 year ago

Probably any state that’s Republican.

1 year ago

I live in California. It used to be a wonderful place to live. My grandchildren who go to public schools, are not learning “cursive, (handwriting) anymore. If I send them a handwritten message they have to ask their parents to read it to them. BUT, there is plenty of classroom time to teach gender related things every day, and I’m sure CRT will be added this fall. Many children who graduate high school are not able to fill out a job application legibly. These children are being cheated out of an education!!!!! I pray that 2022, and 2024 elections will have a Republican outcome!!????

Victoria Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Mimi

Never again in California. The H R 1/S 1 rules for cheating were modeled after California’s laws that have been in effect for decades. Until, or unless, those laws can be repealed, Republicans will never be allowed to be ‘elected’ again. In many cases they can’t even get past the primary ballot to run in the general election. Even if they appear to have won on election night in the few traditionally Republican districts left, the Dems come in and keep re-counting and ‘finding’ new ballots until they flip the election to the Democrat.
I could see the writing on the wall and left in 1991. Unfortunately, the other expatriots that have moved here since then have Californicated my new state to blue with their idiotic and destructive ideology. Our Mini-Me governor follows Newsome’s lead in every direction he pursues.

1 year ago

Don’t label Native American Indigenous as people of color. blacks use that and want to throw us into the mix. Sure we’re discriminated against. What race isn’t? It’s history and been going on since the beginning of time. blacks want CRT taught BUT they’re racist against their own people with dark shades of black. Why are blacks using chemical to lighten their skin, hair straighteners to straighten their hair, and hair dye to dye their hair blond. All this to look like a WHITE person.

1 year ago
Reply to  Millie

Please don’t take offense, we as the human race are various shades of brown, some light, some dark, etc. I know I hate filling out any form wanting to know my race/ethnic group, I just put other–HUMAN. There is only one race on this planet. God made us all in his image and wants us to get along. The problem is the Godless people who are influenced by Satan to go against the word of God to cause the hatred that is going through this world.

Lee S McQuillen
1 year ago
Reply to  Max

Love your idea of “human” since I don’t feel right differentiating between races either. I’m planning on starting using “human” when asked this question. It should be immaterial what race a person is. Nice going!

Theresa Coughlin
1 year ago

I thank god every day for the fact that (a) I do not have kids going to public school nowadays and (b) I am not a kid going to the public schools nowadays. The public schools should be teaching the kids things that will help them in the real world such as reading, writing, and math. CRT should be banned in all fifty states because it is divisive, abusive indoctrination that has no place in the schools (or anywhere else for that matter). If I were a kid in the public schools, I would be begging my parents to pull me out of school. If I were a parent who had kids in the schools that are teaching this garbage, I would pull them out immediately.

1 year ago

I have recently sent emails to 2 different officials in my state of Ohio about being opposed to critical race theory and yet to hear any response back from them. I requested a response also.

1 year ago

I liked it a lot better when CRT referred to a 13 inch computer monitor that weighed about 50 pounds.

John T Martin
1 year ago

Critical Race Theory is just that- a theory with no proven Truth associated with it. It is also against all the God is and has been teaching us about being created in His image with no respect to color or ethnic characteristics. In His eyes, we are one just like there are no church denominations nor races in heaven. This is just another effort to try and divide our country and instill hatred between the people of this country. Sorry, but there is no Truth to this and I pray that this country will wake up and strive to seek Truth and not lies. I pray we will also be able to hold those accountable for the divisiveness that we are being subject to in our schools and in our media.

1 year ago

Remember when schools actually taught kids stuff worth knowing? I do. Now a days its just garbage that kids are being fed, and it’s a pity.

1 year ago

Critical race theory is just that. A theory, and a bad one at that. Marxist, and something that we CANNOT accept as Americans that believe in freedom from our Constitution. If you believe in the Bible, we ALL are from ONE race anyway. The “racial” problems stem from a man’s heart not his or her view of right and wrong.

1 year ago

Democrats doing everything in their power to destroy America. They don’t even have enough brains to realize that they will be going down with the ship(DOPES)!!!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
1 year ago

It’s all part of tearing down this country,so the New World Order can come to power.

1 year ago

Folks we need to give the boot to these crazy school boards and elect people with some sense and truly care about this country.

1 year ago

Amen to that.

1 year ago

If they really want to reverse the damage that has been done to this nation they should bring the Bible and prayer back to the schools

1 year ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

THAT is exactly the whole issue. Respect starts with the respect of God; and as the bible says, loving your neighbor.

1 year ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

You are right on focus!

There is no intrigue,
One may even go to the Ivy League.

Rules then with a Bible-center,
Now simply a mention may not enter.

T. Jefferson, put a Bible in every school,
D. C. jurisdiction the President did then rule.

The Bible read first by every Pa. Public School teacher hired,
Done in the early 20th. Century, or they were fired.

One of Darwin/Marx greatest tools,
Get the Bible out of the schools!

The other prop of their solution,
Replace it with atheistic evolution.

The question that I now frame,
Who in effect is also to blame?

Whenever there are battles and war to be fought,
The naive and fearful enlisting are not.

Once you put that uniform on,

1 year ago

I thank God for great Govenors like DeSantis

1 year ago

Why do the demonrats always try to do things to keep racial tensions going? When obummer got in office he set race relations back 50 years and then Trumps 4 years was on verge of setting things right and now the demonrats are at it again with their CRT and other crap.

1 year ago

Love it. it’s about time and I hope it goes viral throughout the nation. Lies and propaganda are NOT part of education!

1 year ago
Reply to  Jeanette

Democrats won’t be on board, so states like Pa ny etc will just get more of the same

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x