Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 16 – Banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Texas Universities


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 16, Banning CRT in Texas Universities, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Tyler:

“Last session, we banned CRT in kindergarten through 12th grade because no child should be taught that they are inferior to others due to their race, sex, or ethnicity. In 2023 this should be common sense but the radical left’s drive to divide our society is relentless.

“This session, there was no question that we would ban the teaching of CRT in Texas universities. Liberal professors, determined to indoctrinate our students with their woke brand of revisionist history, have gone too far. I thank Sen. Hughes and the other Texas Senate Republicans for standing with me to ban this divisive and ugly practice in our universities.”

SB 16, by Sen. Hughes, bans the teaching of CRT at Texas universities.