A bill that would ban teaching divisive concepts concerning race in schools has been filed at the State Capitol. Its author says America has become too preoccupied with the color of people’s skin. Opponents say its frustrating to see these types of bills in light of recent racial injustice.
The author of Senate Bill 803 says that racism is actually being taught in the classroom under the guise of diversity.
“We reject any type of racial supremacy, we want to really realize that more perfect union,” said Sen. Shane Jett.
The Republican from Shawnee says his bill would make the teaching of divisive concepts concerning race a fireable offense in Oklahoma public schools. Citing concepts like “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex” as being divisive.
“It divides Americans into two basic camps, you’re white and you are part of an oppressive regime or you’re a person of color and you’re oppressed,” said Jett.
“It was racially insensitive I thought. It was not a well-written bill; it seems like it said we don’t care and we are going to say these things,” said Sen. George Young.
The Democrat from Oklahoma City says its frustrating that SB 803 has been filed given the racial injustices of the last year.
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SOURCE: KFOR, Brent Skarky