LANSING, Mich. (CBS Detroit) – A hot button issue has found its way to the Michigan House.
The House passed a controversial bill banning the teaching of “implicit race or gender stereotyping” in Michigan schools.READ MORE: Michigan Drivers To Recieve $400 Refund Checks Per Vehicle In 2022, Whitmer Says
According to The Detroit News, Republicans who supported House Bill 5097 say it would combat bias in classrooms. However, it sparked outrage for Democrats, who refused to vote and viewed it as a tool to remove teaching of institutional racism and genocide.READ MORE: Consumers Energy Sued For $50M Over Deadly Flint House Explosion
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Andrew Beeler (R-Port Huron), received a 55-0 vote.MORE NEWS: Oxford School District Declines AG Nessel's Offer To Probe School Shooting
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