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States That Have Banned Critical Race Theory 2021

States with Bans Against Critical Race Theory

These states represent only the tip of the iceberg, however.

As mentioned above, these tallies only represent a moving target as there are a myriad of other state jurisdictions looking to end the practice of teaching critical race tenets. States that currently have bills moving through the state legislature, or are emplacing school policies to forbid the teaching of Critical Race Theory include:

States with Bans Moving Through State Legislatures

A quick perusal of this second listing reveals several unexpected geographic concentrations.

While the states comprising the old Confederacy are widely represented in the number of anti-CRT bills and measures being put forth in legislative chambers, a surprising number of states representing a large swath of the Midwest have also given the nod to restricting how race is taught in their state school curriculums.

Opposition to Banning Critical Race Theory

In each of these states looking to eliminate or reduce the level of Critical Race Theory-based instruction, there is a vocal opposition to the move with two states, Arizona and Mississippi, have defeated attempted CRT bans. That being said however, supporters of the failed legislation have vowed to reintroduce those measures in future legislative sessions.

Indeed, to date, only Delaware has passed legislation to positively affirm the goals and intentions of teaching about racism, and the deleterious affect that that has had on generations of minorities of Black Americans in the United States.

States That Have Banned Critical Race Theory 2021

State Critical Race Theory Legal Status 2021 Pop.
AlabamaPossible Ban In Progress4,934,193
AlaskaNo Restriction724,357
ArizonaNo Restriction7,520,103
ArkansasBanned3,033,946
CaliforniaNo Restriction39,613,493
ColoradoNo Restriction5,893,634
ConnecticutNo Restriction3,552,821
DelawareNo Restriction990,334
FloridaBanned21,944,577
GeorgiaPossible Ban In Progress10,830,007
HawaiiNo Restriction1,406,430
IdahoBanned1,860,123
IllinoisNo Restriction12,569,321
IndianaNo Restriction6,805,663
IowaBanned3,167,974
KansasNo Restriction2,917,224
KentuckyPossible Ban In Progress4,480,713
LouisianaPossible Ban In Progress4,627,002
MaineNo Restriction1,354,522
MarylandNo Restriction6,065,436
MassachusettsNo Restriction6,912,239
MichiganPossible Ban In Progress9,992,427
MinnesotaNo Restriction5,706,398
MississippiNo Restriction2,966,407
MissouriPossible Ban In Progress6,169,038
MontanaPossible Ban In Progress1,085,004
NebraskaNo Restriction1,951,996
NevadaNo Restriction3,185,786
New HampshireBanned1,372,203
New JerseyNo Restriction8,874,520
New MexicoNo Restriction2,105,005
New YorkNo Restriction19,299,981
North CarolinaNo Restriction10,701,022
North DakotaNo Restriction770,026
OhioPossible Ban In Progress11,714,618
OklahomaBanned3,990,443
OregonNo Restriction4,289,439
PennsylvaniaPossible Ban In Progress12,804,123
Rhode IslandPossible Ban In Progress1,061,509
South CarolinaPossible Ban In Progress5,277,830
South DakotaNo Restriction896,581
TennesseeBanned6,944,260
TexasPossible Ban In Progress29,730,311
UtahPossible Ban In Progress3,310,774
VermontNo Restriction623,251
VirginiaNo Restriction8,603,985
WashingtonPossible Ban In Progress7,796,941
West VirginiaPossible Ban In Progress1,767,859
WisconsinPossible Ban In Progress5,852,490
WyomingNo Restriction581,075

States That Have Banned Critical Race Theory 2021