Arkansas Boots Critical Race Theory From State Agency Educational Materials

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 - 07:50 PM

Arkansas has joined the growing opposition to Critical Race Theory - which posits that white supremacy and systemic racism is embedded in every facet of American life, must be actively corrected by re-engineering society, and anyone who denies this is guilty of 'white complicity' and racist themselves.

As Isabel van Brugen of the Epoch Times recently described it, "CRT has gradually proliferated in recent decades through academia, government structures, school systems, and the corporate world. It redefines human history as a struggle between the “oppressors” (white people) and the “oppressed” (everybody else), similarly to Marxism’s reduction of history to a struggle between the “bourgeois” and the “proletariat.” It labels institutions that emerged in majority-white societies as racist and “white supremacist.”

On Monday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) allowed legislation (SB 627) to become law - without endorsing or vetoing it - which effectively ends Critical Race Theory education within state agencies. The bill is described as "an act to prohibit the propagation of divisive concepts" and "to review state entity training materials."

The law, which takes effect in 2022, does not apply to local governments, law enforcement training, or public education according to the Associated Press.

Arkansas joins Oaklahoma, Idaho, Florida and Texas in various forms of pushback against CRT - with Oklahoma's House voting last Thursday to ban public schools and universities from teaching the concept, and Texas GOP legislators, who introduced a bill do the same. -

Critics of Critical Race Theory have pushed back - insisting that is teaches white children to hate themselves and causes racism.