Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little signed a bill Wednesday that prohibits public schools and universities from introducing Critical Race Theory (CRT) instruction if it compels students to view others through the discriminatory lens of race, numerous sources reported.
House Bill 377, entitled “Dignity And Nondiscrimination In Public Education,” prohibits public schools and universities from compelling students to “affirm, adopt, or adhere to” teachings often found in CRT instruction.
Christopher Rufo, who has reported numerous whistleblower accounts of CRT instruction in public institutions, said the bill’s passing makes Idaho the first state in the nation to “ban critical race theory indoctrination in public schools.”
CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet teaches individuals 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.
While the Idaho bill does not prevent CRT from being taught, it prevents teachers or other facilitators of the instruction from forcing students or other school staff to adopt the ideas in CRT.