Sen. Tom Cotton, a junior senator from Arkansas, has introduced a bill Thursday, which he said was designed to ban the U.S. military from promoting “racist theories,” particularly critical race theory, ArkLaTex reported.
The bill is called the “Combatting Racist Training in the Military Act.”
“Our military’s strength depends on the unity of our troops and the knowledge that America is a noble nation worth fighting for,” he said. “Critical Race Theory teaches that race is a person’s most important characteristic and that America is an evil, oppressive place. That idea may be fashionable in left-wing circles and college classrooms, but it has no place in our military,” Cotton said in a press release announcing the bill. “Not only will such racist ideas undermine our troops’ faith in each other, they’ll also erode their trust in our country’s guiding principles. The United States military shouldn’t be promoting such divisive, un-American ideas.”