Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a controversial bill into law to restrict the teaching of certain “critical race theories” in Oklahoma.
House Bill 1775 bans public schools from teaching specific topics on race and sex and prohibits sexual diversity training at colleges and universities.
“Now more than ever, we need policies that bring us together, not rip us apart,” Stitt said in a video posted Friday to Twitter. “As governor, I firmly believe that not one cent of taxpayer money should be used to define and divide young Oklahomans about their race or sex. That is what this bill upholds for public education. Verbatim it reads, ‘no teacher shall require or make part of a course that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.’”
House Bill 1775 is authored by Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore.