Arkansas Governor Allows Bill That Bans Agencies From Training Employees Critical Race Theory
On Monday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, sanctioned a bill that averts regime agencies from training employees on divisive concepts of race and sex to become law without his signature. The law S.B. 627 prohibits agencies from edifying employees, contractors, or any other group “divisive concepts” during racial and cultural sensitivity training. These concepts include edifying employees that the United States is fundamentally racist or sexist, or that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.
The quantification was introduced as an effort to push back on critical race theory, which is a doctrine that redefines America’s history by claiming the nation was built through the struggle between “oppressors” (white people) and the “oppressed” (everybody else). The doctrine parallels Marxism’s minimization of human history to a struggle between the “bourgeoisie” and the “proletariat.”
It has also been heavily promulgated throughout academia, regalement, regime, schools, and corporations in recent years and rose to incipient prominence following activism triggered by the police-involved death of George “Floyd.”
In a verbalization to the Associated Press, Hutchinson explicated that he didn’t sign the bill because he believes the quantification “does not address any quandary that subsists.” “And the paperwork and manpower requisites are nonessential,” he integrated.
Hutchinson’s press office did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment. The law does not apply to public schools, colleges, and universities, law enforcement training, or local regimes. It withal states that agencies are not precluded from promoting racial, cultural, or ethnic diversity or inclusiveness as long as those efforts are consistent with the law.
This comes as a line of Republican-led states are considering or have passed measures that obviate the ordinant dictation of critical race theory in schools. The Oklahoma state legislature voted to pass a kindred bill last week. Meanwhile, lawmakers in a Tennessee House Committee have sent a proposal averting critical race theory injuctive authorization in classrooms to the House floor.
In one of his first executive actions in the White House, President Joe Biden rescinded his predecessor’s proscribe of critical race theory in federal workplaces. Former President Donald Trump’s September 2020 executive order declared that diversity and inclusion training for federal employees should not promote “un-American” and “divisive concepts.”
Biden instead issued an executive order verbalizing that the federal regime must pursue “a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all.” The Biden administration has withal promoted the doctrine in its policies. For example, the Department of Education has incipiently promulgated a proposed priority criteria for a $5.3 million American History and Civics Education grant that will prioritize edification programs incorporating the conceptions of the New York Times’ 1619 Project and critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi into their edification.
The proposed priority would fortify projects that incorporate culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments, the administration said.In a letter (pdf) to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) verbally expressed they have “deep concern” for the incipient proposal.
Students should learn about the uniqueness and greatness of the American systems and the challenges we have surmounted as a nation, the letter reads in part. It is ergo counterproductive and even perilous to sanction our vulnerably susceptible school children to be edified the falsehoods prevalent in the 1619 Project or in Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Anti-Racist.’Isabel Van Brugen and Petr Svab contributed to this report.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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