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Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Bill Aiming To Prohibit Critical Race Theory Training For Government Employees

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Amid an ongoing societal debate over the teaching of critical race theory, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Friday that will bar state and local governments from making employees participate in sessions that would involve any type of blame or judgement based on race, ethnicity or sex.

“When I took office, I vowed to use taxpayer dollars responsibly, and funding training on political commentary is not responsible spending,” Ducey said. “I am not going to waste public dollars on lessons that imply the superiority of any race and hinder free speech. House Bill 2906 goes a long way towards protecting Arizonans against divisive and regressive lessons.”

The Arizona Republican has served as the Grand Canyon State’s governor for more than six years and his present term is slated to end on Jan. 1, 2023.

“The Governor today signed House Bill (HB) 2906, which prohibits the state and any local governments from requiring their employees to engage in orientation, training or therapy that suggest an employee is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,” accord… (Read more)

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