Press Release: Mississippi Senate Votes to Prohibit Critical Race Theory

By Mississippi Center for Public Policy
January 21, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Jackson, MS): Today the Mississippi Senate voted to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory with SB 2113. The bill was principally authored by Senator Michael McLendon (R, D-1). The legislation protects students from being compelled to affirm or adhere to, in public school settings, that certain races or sexes are superior or inferior to others. It also protects taxpayer dollars from being sent to institutions that teach these ideologies.

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy welcomes this major win. This is imperative in fighting off the left-wing ideology, which does nothing but divide people. Just as the Declaration of Independence said: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." No student should be taught another is better or worse off based upon a quality they can not control, whether it be race, sex, etc. All are equal.

Senior Director of Policy & Communications Hunter Estes said, “This reaffirms longstanding American principles. No man or woman is better than another based on his race and no ideology that suggests otherwise will be pushed on our kids in Mississippi classrooms."

Inspired by our recent policy paper, Combatting Critical Race Theory in Mississippi, MCPP sees this as yet another early mark on our 2022 Freedom Agenda.
For media inquiries, please reach out to Stone Clanton, clanton@mspolicy.org.

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