Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill into law prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory in schools and in state and local governments.
The governor signed House Bill 2906 on Friday, which prevents government entities from requiring employees to undergo training that would suggest that they are “inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” according to a statement.
The bill also bans schools from teaching students that any race, ethnic group or sex is superior to another, or that anyone should be discriminated against for those characteristics.
Critical race theory seeks to highlight how racist policies of the past manifest today. Critics say it pits races against each other and teaches white people that they are responsible for past injustices.