Texas Republicans Look to Ban ‘Woke Philosophies’
Has 'woke' culture gone too far? Yeah. In a lot of cases it has. We need that pendulum to come back the other way toward sanity. But do we need laws enforcing it? Absolutely not.
There are two pieces of legislation that are making their way through the Texas legislature. Just what are the bills looking to change? Senator Brandon Creighton authored the bill that says:
no teacher shall be compelled by a policy of any state agency, school district, campus, open-enrollment charter school, or school administration to discuss current events or widely debated and currently controversial issues of public policy or social affairs.
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has chimed in on this topic saying:
Texans reject critical race theory and other so-called ‘woke’ philosophies that maintain that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex or that any individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive.
If you're looking for the definition of gaslighting, that's it. In response to the bill, Clay Robinson, a spokesperson for the Texas State Teachers Association said:
These bills try to ignore or downplay the racism, sexism and other injustices in our state’s and nation’s history, but students must be encouraged to fully explore and understand those injustices if Texas is to provide an equitable future for a rapidly diversifying population.
So this is the fight that we're having in Texas. Yay. Solid work everyone. There are much bigger issues popping up on a daily basis, but this is what needs to gobble up government time.