Statement From Mississippi State Senator Brice Wiggins Regarding Critical Race Theory

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI  January 21, 2021  – Senate Bill (SB2113) prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory, which I co-authored, passed the Senate today. Critical Race Theory has become a divisive issue in our country. Sadly, some on the left have chosen to use our school systems to breed this divisiveness. SB2113 rightly ensures that no race will be promoted as inferior or superior to any other. Having graduated with a B.A. in U.S. History, I know first-hand the importance of an accurate teaching of our country’s history. President Abraham Lincoln, our first Republican President, reminded us at the Gettysburg Address, “our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. . . It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated . . .to [their] unfinished work.” As long as I live, I will do things, not just say things, to ensure the ideals enshrined in our founding documents are upheld. 

See the actual summary language in the bill that was passed in the Senate today. This bill will move to the House as the next step in the legislative process.