Critical Race theory bill becomes law

By Mississippi Center for Public Policy
March 14, 2022

We’ve won!  Governor Tate Reeves today signed our bill to combat Critical Race theory into law!

Critical Race theory is an extremist ideology. It maintains that the United States is founded on racial supremacy and oppression.  Rather than treating each of us as an individual, it invites us to re-racialize every aspect of our lives.  

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy’s report on Critical Race theory, published in October, presented clear evidence that Critical Race theory is being promoted in Mississippi schools and universities.

We also published model legislation as part of that report – model legislation which today becomes law.

Contrary to some of the claims that have been made, our bill does not ban the teaching of history.  Nor does it undermine the teaching of the history of the Civil Rights movement.  

Our bill seeks to ensure that public schools and universities do not “compel students to personally affirm” that “any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior”.

Those that oppose this bill need to explain what part of that they find objectionable?  Do opponents of the bill really want to allow teachers to compel students to believe in the inherent superiority of fellow Americans?  

Mississippi has taken a lead in confronting this ideology.  We are certain other US states will now follow our lead.


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