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OCPA applauds passage of HB 1775
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 29, 2021)— Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement to praise final passage of House Bill 1775, which prohibits schools from teaching students that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex” or that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.”
“Passage of House Bill 1775 sends a signal nationwide that Oklahomans will not tolerate efforts that force children to submit to the Marxist and racist theology of critical race theory, which demands that we judge people by the color of their skin, hold them accountable for the actions of others, and impose psychological harm based only an individual’s genetics,” Small said. “Oklahoma taxpayers pour billions of state and local tax dollars into schools annually. State-sanctioned and state-sponsored racism has no place in our schools, and HB 1775 is an important step in removing this poison from our culture.”
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