Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) has stated that he will soon introduce a bill banning all critical race theory (CRT) materials for use with the federal government., along with a resolution on CRT in public education.
"Congressman @BurgessOwens will introduce legislation to reinstate Trump's ban on critical race theory in the federal government. Owens blasts critical race theory as a 'Marxist ideology' that seeks to destroy 'Western Enlightenment Liberalism.'"
"In addition, @BurgessOwens will introduce a resolution on critical race theory in public education, arguing that CRT seeks to 'create a hatred' of American institutions, 're-segregrate' public schools, and 'reinforce the soft bigotry of low expectations' for racial minorities."
"Congressional conservatives are quickly mobilizing against critical race theory in American institutions. I will be traveling to Washington, DC, next week to brief top leaders in the House and Senate on how to wage war against this pernicious ideology. The fight is on."
The legislation itself pegs CRT as "at its core, un-American, discriminatory, and based on Marxist ideology," and "seeks to undermine Capitalism and Western values, such as property rights, free speech, and the very concept of Lockean natural rights."
“Critical Race Theory aims to indoctrinate Americans into believing our nation is inherently evil, and there is absolutely no room for this divisive ideology in our workplaces or classrooms. I thank Rep. Owens for leading this effort," commented Rep. Rick Allen (G-RA).
Owens himself, when he says "re-segregate," knows exactly what he's talking about, since he grew up in the pre-civil rights era segregated South.
He has been, in turn, a star student, a star athlete and a businessman before being elected to Congress as a Republican. He also has a long record of advocating for communities of color in Congress:
Said Owens in a statement:
"I grew up attending segregated schools in the Jim Crow South during a time when people were treated differently based on the color of their skin. Critical Race Theory preserves this way of thinking and undermines civil rights, constitutionally guaranteed equal protection before the law, and US institutions at large."
"It’s terrifying how quickly the left abandoned its commitment to equal treatment under the law. The White House must stop promoting discrimination based on skin color."
"This is the United States of America, and no one should ever be subjected to the discrimination that our laws so clearly prohibit."