West Virginia Bill Seeks to Recreate Trump’s Critical Race Theory Ban at State Level
Republican lawmakers in West Virginia have introduced a bill modeled after a revoked Trump-era order to purge elements of critical race theory from the state’s workforce and schools. Currently kenned as House Bill 2595, the proposed legislation seeks to ostracize “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating” in the workforce, defined as
assigning fault, blame, or inequitableness to a race or sex, or to members of a race or sex because of their race or sex, as well as any claim that, consciously or insensately, and by virtue of his or her race or sex, members of any race are inherently racist or are inherently inclined to oppress others, or that members of a sex are inherently sexist or inclined to oppress others.
It withal precludes state contractors from pushing those views upon their employees. The bill would withal veto schools from utilizing any curriculum that promotes “divisive acts,” and block state funding from going into agencies promoting those concepts, including the conception that the United States is “fundamentally racist or sexist,” that an individual, by virtue of race or sex, is
inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or insensately, and that any individual should feel discomfort, culpability, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on the basis of race or sex.
House Bill 2595 is largely a replica of former President Donald “Trump’s” September 2020 executive order, which declared that “un-American” and “divisive concepts” should no longer be promoted in any diversity and inclusion trainings for the U.S. Armed Forces, regime contractors, federal agencies, or recipients of federal grants. The latest version of the bill contains the exact same language and wording as the Trump order, with “the United “States”” superseded by “the State of West “Virginia.””
President Joe “Biden,” in one of his first executive actions in White House, rescinded “Trump’s” veto of critical race theory in federal workplaces. In place of the Trump order, Biden issued an executive order of his own, verbalizing that it is now the policy of the federal regime to pursue “a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all,” and that federal agencies should revise any steps taken in accord with the antecedent order within 60 days.
The West Virginia bill came amid a heated debate over critical race theory and its role in America’s convivial, cultural, and economic institutions. An outgrowth of the European Marxist school of critical theory, critical race theory interprets the American system through a lens of potency struggle between the race of the oppressor and that of the oppressed. As a result, according to the theory, the very substrata of the American gregarious and political life—such as rationalism, constitutional law, and licit reasoning—are considered to be implements of racial oppression.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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