Cruz Introduces Bill to Ban Critical Race Theory

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill Thursday that would ban federal funding to any recipient who teaches critical race theory during workplace training.

Congressional Republicans have ardently opposed critical race theory as a controversial doctrine that assumes systematic racism is prevalent in U.S. society.

“The federal government has no right to force a political agenda onto Americans, especially one that aims to tear down our institutions and divide us based on race,” Cruz said in a statement introducing his legislation. “Critical Race Theory originated out of the critical race studies movement.”

The Texas lawmaker did not outline which federally funded institutions he is concerned are relying on the controversial topic during workplace training.

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