Bills to Combat 'Marxist' Critical Race Theory Introduced by GOP
The bill also bans federal funds from being used to promote CRT
Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) announced two bills to be introduced to tackle the "divisive" Critical Race Theory at the federal level.
One bill is the Combat Racist Training in the Military Act, which is a companion bill to the bill introduced by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
The bill prevents the U.S military from promoting Critical Race Theory.
The second bill is the Stop Critical Race Theory Act, which is the most comprehensive legislation to stop Marxist ideology, according to Bishop.
They would codify President Donald Trump's executive order which banned CRT from federal agency training.
The bill also bans federal funds from being used to promote Critical Race Theory.
Both bills will have 31 co-sponsors when introduced, Bishop said.
“Critical Race Theory is a divisive ideology that threatens to poison the American psyche,” Bishop said during the conference.
“The roots of this ideology are unmistakable. Just as Karl Marx advocated a social critical ethic of societal classism—oppressor versus oppressed—this is Neo Marxist ideology, Cultural Marxism masquerading as history and designed to mislead.”
Critical Race Theory twists America's true history into a struggle between “oppressors” (white people) and the “oppressed” (everybody else).
The theory is almost identical to Marxism’s reduction of human history to a struggle between the “bourgeoisie” and the “proletariat."
CRT identifies institutions coming from majority-white societies as “systemically” or “structurally” racist.
“Cancel culture is one of its weapons; mob-like attacks on free expression, intimidation. For the sake of our children’s future, we must stop this effort to cancel the truth of our founding,” Bishop continued.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) also spoke at the event.
“I charge the men and women at home watching this: Get involved. Get involved at the local level, show up to your school board meetings, listen to what is taking place, have an opinion on the curriculums that are being taught to our children,” Boebert said at the conference.
“Our children are so valuable, their future is so valuable, and we cannot lose it to something like this racist critical race theory.”
Earlier this month, the Tennessee State House voted to pass a bill that bans critical race theory from being taught in public schools.
The legislation seeks to prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to push the far-left theory onto children.
In contrast, the Biden administration is planning to offer grants for United States history classes that teach critical race theory and the “1619 Project,” a New York Times series that depicts slavery as the centerpiece of the American narrative.
The proposed grants were offered as part of programs that dispense several million dollars a year to K-12 schools.
But critics of the 1619 Project warned the grant program was an attempt to implement the left-wing curriculum in Department of Education policy.
The grants were listed in the Federal Register as proposed rules, which are open to comment until May 19.
The rules also touted the teachings of Ibram X. Kendi, a Black professor, and pioneer in critical race theory.