State lawmaker proposes legislation that would ban classes and extracurricular activities that “promote” social justice or solidarity
By Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 1-13-2017
Arizona state representative Bob Thorpe, a Republican, has just proposed a bill that would ban any school courses or extracurricular activities that “promote” any kind of “social justice” or “solidarity” based on race, class, gender, politics, or religion.
The legislation, House Bill 2120, also appears to connect classes on social justice and solidarity with “promotion of the overthrow of the United States government,” which it also explicitly outlaws. Continue reading