Critical Race Theory is a concept that seeks to understand and address inequality and racism in the US
. The term also has become politicized and been attacked by its critics as a Marxist ideology that’s a threat to the American way of life
The legislation would prohibit individuals from making people “feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race, colore, sesso, or national origin.”
It would also prohibit employers from providing training or instruction that “espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels” individuals to believe “that an individual bears responsibility for, or should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, colore, sex or national origin.”
Instructors would be able to address topics of sexism, schiavitù, racial oppression, racial segregation, racial discrimination in an age-appropriate manner. tuttavia, the bill states that “classroom instruction and curriculum may not be used to indoctrinate or persuade students to a particular point of view inconsistent with the principles of this subsection or state academic standards.”
Democratic State Senator Shevrin Jones, the committee’s vice chair and its only Black member, told CNN by phone that the bill is an attempt to revise history and keep White people from feeling uncomfortable.
“This isn’t even a ban on Critical Race Theory, this is a ban on Black history,” Egli ha detto. “They are talking about not wanting White people to feel uncomfortable? Let’s talk about being uncomfortable. My ancestors were uncomfortable when they were stripped away from their children.”
In a statement emailed to CNN, DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw said the governor’s position was that “discrimination based on race, colore, sesso, and national origin” had no place in Florida.
Il conto “makes clear that no Floridian — alunno, lavoratore, or anyone else — should be subjected to discriminatory content and rhetoric,” lei scrisse.
“Every Floridian deserves an equal shot at success, regardless of skin color. This means considering each person as an individual with unique attributes, esperienze, and aspirations, rather than stereotyping them as a member of this or that identity group,” lei disse.
Pushaw added: “It is frankly disturbing that anyone would find these ideas controversial in the year 2022.”