Senate Bill (SB2113) prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory, co-authored by State Senator Brice Wiggins, passed the Senate today by a vote of 32-2. 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,” said Wiggins.
SB2113 ensures that no race will be promoted as inferior or superior to any other.
Wiggins went on to say that “Having graduated with a B.A. in U.S. History, I know first-hand the importance of 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.
Mississippi State Senator Brice Wiggins (R-Pascagoula) represents District 52 of Mississippi covering south Jackson County, including the cities of Pascagoula, Gautier, and Ocean Springs. He is now running for Congress in Mississippi’s District 4. Brice has generations of ties to the Jackson County area, growing up in Pascagoula as the great-grandson of former mayor Ed Wiggins. He adamantly believes in giving back to his community. His current committee assignments in the Mississippi Senate are: Judiciary, Division A- (Chairman); Judiciary, Division B; Appropriations; Congressional Redistricting; Corrections; Legislative Reapportionment; Education; Medicaid; Ports & Marine Resources and Public Health & Welfare