Arizona Governor Signs Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Government

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, signed a bill Friday that prohibits the instruction of critical race theory in the state’s local governments.

House Bill 2906 prevents “the state and any local governments from requiring their employees to engage in orientation, training or therapy that suggest an employee is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” according to a statement from Ducey's office.

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In a 31-to-25 vote, the state House passed the anti-critical race theory bill, according to reports from the state Legislature’s website.

Critical race theory holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches that people should be fundamentally viewed through the lens of race.

“I am not going to waste public dollars on lessons that imply the superiority of any race and hinder free speech,” Ducey said, pledging to use tax dollars efficiently and not for “political commentary.”

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