The Hill: The States Taking Steps to Ban Critical Race Theory

 

Critical race theory has come under intense scrutiny in 2021, with numerous states taking steps to ban it in public schools.

Opponents of the academic theory argue the curriculum can be divisive, while proponents say it shines a light on institutionalized racism and other systemic barriers to equality that disproportionately affect people of color.

Below are the 21 states that have either introduced legislation to ban critical race theory or banned it altogether. This list will be updated as necessary.

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