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"Divisive Concepts" Defined

For the purposes of Policy IKBB and House Bill 1084, divisive concepts include only:

  • One race is inherently superior to another race;
  • The United States of America is fundamentally racist;
  •  An individual, by virtue of his or her race, is inherently or consciously racist or oppressive toward individuals of other races;
  • An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race;
  • An individual's moral character is inherently determined by his or her race;
  • An individual, solely by virtue of his or her race, bears individual responsibility for actions committed in the past by other individuals of the same race;
  • An individual, solely by virtue of his or her race, should feel anguish, guilt, or any other form of psychological distress;
  • Performance-based advancement or the recognition and appreciation of character traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or have been advocated for by individuals of a particular race to oppress individuals of another race; or
  • Any other form of race scapegoating or race stereotyping.