Wisconsin Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman introduced a bill Friday that would ban Washington, D.C. public schools from teaching critical race theory – a controversial doctrine that assumes systematic racism is a defining feature of U.S. history and society.
Grothman said that critical race theory teaches children “to hate each other and hate their country.”
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“In other words, students being taught that they are defined by the color of their skin, not the content of their character,” he said in a statement.
Congressional lawmakers have the jurisdiction to enact laws that affect the nation’s capital, as D.C. is not a state.
Fox News could not immediately reach Mayor Muriel Bowser for comment on the legislation.
Bowser has consistently pushed for statehood to circumvent the long-held congressional power that lawmakers wield over the city’s nearly 700,000 residents.
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