News & Observer: In Latest Critical Race Theory Backlash, NC Senate May Vote on Affirmative Action Ban


One of North Carolina’s most powerful Republican officials is calling for a state constitutional amendment to ban affirmative action and for legislation to prevent public schools from “indoctrinating” students with Critical Race Theory concepts.

Senate leader Phil Berger announced Wednesday that the Senate will take up legislation that forbids public schools from “promoting certain discriminatory concepts” such as that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.

The bill also bans promoting concepts such as that particular privileges should be ascribed to a race or sex or that people solely due to their race or sex should feel guilt, anguish or discomfort. The language comes amid complaints from conservatives about schools teaching about white privilege.

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