Source: NwoReport

Republican-backed bill in Florida focused on individual freedom, education and discrimination has reignited debates about critical race theory (CRT).

The bill never mentions CRT explicitly, but says that individuals in the workplace and schools shouldn’t be made to “feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.” It also states that an individual “does not bear responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex,” and that “American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed.” Last summer, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) moved to ban CRT from being taught in the state’s schools. Critical race theory examines society and culture as they relate to race, law, and power in the U.S., and challenges traditional American “master narratives” that purportedly promote the worldviews of white people in positions of power.

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Critical race theory and its role in the classroom are an ongoing point of partisan debate. Coverage of Florida’s bill was more common from left- and center-rated outlets, which often framed the bill as an attempt to protect white people from feeling bad about the country’s history of racial discrimination. Coverage from right-rated sources was often critical of left- and center-rated media for purportedly distorting the bill’s objectives. A writer for National Review (Right bias) argued that the bill aims to ensure “that what is taught is not indoctrination” against shared values.