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Category: NM Legislative Session 2022 NM Legislative Session 2022
Published: 19 January 2022 19 January 2022

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES – Representative Rebecca Dow, who is currently a Republican front-runner for Governor, today introduced House Bill 91 that would prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Public Schools.

Dow's bill puts forth an all-encompassing list of definitions for CRT, but in essence describes it as as being "any theory or ideology that espouses the view that one race is inherently racist, sexist or intentionally or inadvertently oppressive."

"MLG and the New Mexico Department of Education have forced an agenda of shame and division on our children, teaching them that the color of their skin is more important than their character. As a mother, a child advocate and an expert in education, I am deeply concerned for the future of our students should our government continue to expose them to the damaging worldview that Critical Race Theory teaches," said Dow.

"There are too many people-- and typical politicians are particularly guilty-- who want to criticize without actually doing something. That's not the way I like to do things. I filed this bill to fight back against MLG and her government's woke educational power grab, and I'm not backing down until we put the power back in the hands of parents," said Dow.