Oklahoma could become the second state to ban “critical race theory” (CRT) in government schools. If Governor Kevin Stitt signs the bill into law, these schools — K-12 and colleges and universities — will be barred from teaching that groups of people are inferior or superior to others based on race, ethnicity, sex or religion or that individuals — by virtue of their race, ethnicity, sex or religion — are inherently responsible for the actions committed in the past by their counterparts.
Since the GOP lost power at the federal level in the last election, Republican lawmakers at state and local levels should do all they can to safeguard America’s children and the Republic. From the Oklahoman:
The trend comes as the United States is grappling with its complicated racial history amid widespread calls for racial justice and greater recognition of deep-seated racial inequalities.
Nationwide, there’s also growing conservative criticism of political correctness and “cancel culture,” in which public officials or groups are shamed for supporting unpopular ideas.
“Make no mistake about it,” [Rep. Kevin West] said. “We’re in a fight for the future of our children and our grandchildren. The theories and tenets of critical race theory, that curriculum … that goes against everything this nation was founded on and everything that we, as a nation, have fought so hard to keep.
Earlier this week, Idaho became the first state to ban CRT indoctrination in government schools. Lawmakers believe CRT exacerbates and inflames “divisions on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or other criteria in ways contrary to the unity of the nation and the well-being of the state of Idaho and its citizens.”