Republican Utah Rep. Burgess Owens introduced a new bill that would prohibit the federal government from funding diversity trainings that segregate participants along racial lines.
The “Say No To Indoctrination Act,” obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller, will be introduced Tuesday, Owens’ office said. The office of House Minority Leader and Republican California Rep. Kevin McCarthy confirmed that he will force a vote on the bill later in the day.
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The “Say No To Indoctrination Act” prohibits the federal government from funding trainings that “separate individuals based on race, color, or national origin; assign characteristics or assumptions to individuals based on race, color, or national origin; or state or imply that the United States is an inherently racist country.”
The bill is intended to take aim at concepts associated with Critical Race Theory (CRT), Owens told the Daily Caller. It will also prohibit the use of federal funds to teach such concepts in schools.
“From the Tulsa Race Massacre to Jim Crow and Juneteenth, young Americans deserve to learn about all significant events in our country’s history. Critical Race Theory, however, teaches students that America is irredeemably racist and intrinsic characteristics like race, color, and national origin define you. As we strive to address injustice, I’m proud to introduce the Say No to Indoctrination Act to keep taxpayer dollars from funding discriminatory practices and divisive worldviews,” he said.
Owens introduced similar legislation in May in response to President Joe Biden’s revocation of an executive order signed by then-President Donald Trump that prohibited the use of “divisive concepts” in federal trainings. The Trump executive order was challenged in court, and Biden eliminated it on his first day in office. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Burgess Owens To Introduce Legislation Combating Biden’s Rollback Of Trump-Era Critical Race Theory Ban)
Biden signed an executive order June 25 that would require racially conscious hiring and diversity trainings in the federal government. Social scientists and medical professionals have criticized such trainings for heightening racial tensions.
Republicans at the state and federal level have introduced bills combating CRT, which holds that America is fundamentally racist and teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.
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