Congressman Roy introduces legislation to keep critical race theory out of American schools

May 12, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21), along with 26 of his House colleagues, introduced legislation to prevent American taxpayer dollars from going to any school that promotes critical race theory (CRT).

The Combatting Racist Teaching in Schools (CRT) Act prohibits federal funds from going to any elementary, secondary school, or institution of higher education that promotes race-based ideologies.

“Critical Race Theory, like all its racist derivations, is a direct affront to our core values as Americans. No one in America — be they students, servicemen and women, government employees, or anyone — should be indoctrinated to hate our country, its founding, or our fellow citizens,” said Congressman Roy. “Worse yet is its pernicious demands to 'divvy us up by race' and perpetuate the lie that we should be treated differently by virtue of our skin color. There is no room for state-sanctioned racism anywhere in our society, and we must oppose it with all our might.”

 

Specifically, the legislation would bar funding to institutions that promote theories describing:

  • Any race is inherently superior or inferior to any other race, color, or national origin.
  • The United States is a fundamentally racist country
  • The Declaration of Independence or Constitution of the United States are fundamentally racist documents
  • An individual’s moral character or worth is determined by the individual’s race, color, or national origin
  • An individual, by virtue of the individual’s race, is inherently racist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously
  • An individual, because of the individual’s race, bears responsibility for the actions committed by other members of the individual’s race, color, or national origin

 

“As Americans we believe that all are created equal by God Almighty, regardless of their skin color,” Congressman Roy added. “That self-evident truth, and the American promise that comes with it, are worth fighting for.”

 

Cosponsors include Reps: Duncan (SC-03), Norman (SC-05), Biggs (AZ-05), Hice (GA-10), Bishop (NC-09), Buck (CO-04), Greene (GA-14), Miller (IL-15), Weber (TX-14), Lesko (AZ-08), Budd (NC-13), Tiffany (WI-07), Good (VA-05), Harris (MD-01), Gosar (AZ-04), Moore (AL-02), Boebert (CO-03), Cloud (TX-27), Babin (TX-36), Steube (FL-17), Perry (PA-10), McClintock (CA-04), Brooks (AL-05), Rice (SC-07), Loudermilk (GA-11), Sessions (TX-17).

The CRT act is supported by FreedomWorks and Heritage Action

 

Full text of the legislation is available at the link here.

BACKGROUND: Examples of critical race theory taught in schools

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