Republicans in Utah’s state legislature passed a resolution on Wednesday to instruct the state’s schools to ban Critical Race Theory from their curriculum, as reported by Breitbart.
During the vote in the Utah House of Representatives, every single Democrat walked off the floor in protest of the bill, thus allowing the legislation to pass with only Republican votes. The “House Resolution on Critical Race Theory in Public Education” was subsequently passed by the Utah Senate. Because the measure is a resolution rather than a bill, it did not need the signature of Governor Spencer Cox (R-Utah) in order to pass.
House Speaker Brad Wilson (R-Utah) said that with the resolution, the state legislature was “calling on the state school board to look at the curriculum and determine what the right parameters for this discussion to happen.”
“Utahns, not federal bureaucrats, must remain in control of what is taught in our schools,” Wilson continued in his statement, “to ensure students understand both positive and negative events in American history, and their duty to be engaged, respectful members of society.”
Critical Race Theory constitutes a series of far-left conspiracy theories, none of which are backed up by historical fact, claiming that America is a fundamentally racist nation, and that all White people are inherently racist, among other outlandish claims. Despite its ignorance of real history, the theory has gained traction in many public schools across the country, leading to parents fighting back against left-wing indoctrination and propaganda. Although the theory is not currently taught in Utah schools, the legislature’s resolution is seen as a defensive measure to ensure that it is never implemented in the first place.