Alabama Legislators Propose Bill to Ban the Teaching of ‘Divisive Concepts’
January 30, 2023 | Alabama
Alabama legislators have prefiled a bill that would ban the teaching of subjects considered to be divisive in public schools.
House Bill 7 (pdf) would prohibit public entities such as state agencies, local boards of education, and public institutions of higher education from promoting or endorsing, or requiring affirmation of, certain “divisive concepts relating to race, sex or religion.”
“The bill would prohibit certain public entities from conditioning enrollment or attendance in certain classes or trainings on the basis of race or color,” the bill’s text reads. “This bill would also authorize certain public entities to discipline or terminate employees or contractors who violate this act.”
Defining ‘Divisive Concepts’
The text of the bill defines “divisive concepts” in a broad range from gender, race, and religion.
This includes any concept that promotes:
- A particular race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, or national origin being inherently superior or inferior to another… (Excerpt from The Epoch Times)