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APP Endorses Senate Bill Targeting Critical Race Theory in Schools, Government

July 14, 2021

Today, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced the Stop CRT Act in response to increasing concerns among Americans about the proliferation of Critical Race Theory in education and the workplace. The bill would prohibit federal funding for K-12 schools that promote CRT as well as colleges and universities which compel its adoption, and it would also ban federal agencies and contractors from indoctrinating employees in CRT through training programs.

In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project, released the following statement praising the legislation:

“Generations of Americans have rightly been taught that our nation was founded on the ideal that ‘all men are created equal’ and ought to be treated equally under the law. Although the U.S. has sometimes failed to live up to that ideal in its history, we have made incredible strides as a result of our common commitment to achieving it.

“But now, that progress is under unprecedented threat, thanks to the spread of Critical Race Theory. CRT is a pernicious ideology which holds that Americans should not look at each other as equals but rather see one another as fundamentally different, with some being oppressors and others victims based on the color of their skin. And it also denies that America’s founding ideals were truly central to our country, instead telling us that the U.S. was and still is an inherently racist society.

“This worldview is gravely wrong, and it would create a dangerous and possibly irreparable division among Americans at a time when unity around our common values is desperately needed. This is why it is so important that Congress pass Senator Tom Cotton’s Stop CRT Act to ensure our government plays no part in the promotion of these destructive beliefs, especially when it comes to educating the next generation of citizens.

“We thank Sen. Cotton for his long standing and courageous leadership in the fight against CRT, and we urge all members to sign on to this legislation. We will also be encouraging the thousands of members of APP’s Big Family to contact their representatives in support of this bill.”

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org


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