CV NEWS FEED // Gov. Brad Little, R-ID, signed a law Wednesday banning the use of the controversial “critical race theory” in the Idaho public education system.
Analyst and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute Christopher Rufo pointed out on social media that the move makes Idaho “the first state in the nation to ban critical race theory indoctrination in public schools.”
The bill will “prohibit schools from promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation,” Rufo reported, calling the new law a “historic win.”
The bill states that public educators are now forbidden to teach students that “any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.”
The law also prohibits teaching that “individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin” or that any people “by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.”
A similar law is now under consideration in Louisiana, where lawmakers face strenuous opposition from national progressive groups and local public educators.