Jim Chrisinger: The bottom line from a new law’s whitewash of history appears to be protecting the feelings of white people, particularly white men. -promoted by Laura Belin
Add Iowa to the growing list of GOP-dominated states trying to prevent an honest historical reckoning on race and sex. While attention has focused on race, sex gets equal billing in House File 802, which Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law on June 8.
A BAN ON “SCAPEGOATING” AND “STEREOTYPING”
Along with definitions, the law adds three new sections to Iowa code: one for state and local governments, one for public universities, and one for school districts.
Training in state and local governments and school districts cannot teach or advocate “race or sex scapegoating” or “race or sex stereotyping.”Continue Reading...