Oklahoma becomes latest state to ban critical race theory in public schools

Another red state has just banned the so-called critical race theory from its classrooms.

According to The Hill, Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law Friday effectively banning educators in the state from teaching the critical race theory, or CRT, in public schools.

Breaking down the bill

The bill, H.B. 1775, has two main provisions — but it’s the second of the two that’s getting the most attention. That provision prevents schools from making the CRT, or its ideas and concepts, part of any course curriculum.

In particular, the measure bans schools from promoting the idea that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” and bars suggestions that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.”

Schools also can’t spread the idea that “any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex,” the measures says.

H.B. 1775 also seeks to formally bar schools from peddling racism; under its provisions, schools can’t teach that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.”

Governor makes it official

H.B. 1775 overwhelmingly passed both Oklahoma’s House and Senate back in April. It was sent to Stitt’s desk earlier this month, and he signed it into law just before the weekend.

Upon inking his signature, Stitt put out a statement explaining that while he seeks to “encourage honest and tough conversations” about America’s history, he feels Oklahoma’s schools “can and should teach this history without labeling a young child as an oppressor, or requiring he or she feel guilt or shame based on their race or sex.”

“Now more than ever we need policies that bring us together, not rip us apart,” the GOP governor said, according to The Hill.

“I firmly believe that not one cent of taxpayer money should be used to define and divide young Oklahomans about their race or sex,” he added.

Watch Stitt’s full video statement below:

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11 Responses

  1. It’s about time someone stands up to this nonsense. We have to get rid of these radicals and take back our country. I am so thankful that some people have a backbone.

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  3. If only Pa. had a common sense “for the people” governor, we would be joining these brave conservative states who are carrying out the will of the majority. Will we ever get back to being a free country?!?!?!

  4. Well a fine example Is Michelle Obama she’s so infected with racism she’ll never be happy everything in her eyes is racist she could have the biggest house in the most expensive car but she won’t be happy she’s always going to be that victim that’s what it teaches and unfortunately Michelle Obama is what the results are


  6. This is wonderful news. CRT is crazy and we shouldn’t have to put up with this being taught to our children in schools, or anywhere else for that matter. EXCELLENT that we still have leaders in this country with the common sense and good judgement needed to stand against what is fundamentally evil.

  7. I hope Michigan will do the same….first we have to get the state back to a red state. Out with Whitmer and her corrupt accomplices.

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