Gov. Reynolds signs bill banning teaching of "Critical Race Theory" in Iowa

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill on Tuesday that bans the teaching of "Critical Race Theory" in Iowa.

"Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes," Reynolds said in a statement. "It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender, or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone's character. I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination."

HF 802 provides requirements related to racism or sexism training, and diversity and inclusion efforts, by government entities, schools, and universities.

The law also bans 10 "divisive concepts" from diversity training, including "that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex", "that the United States of America and the state of Iowa are fundamentally or systemically racist or sexist.", and others.

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