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Texas Censorship Senate Bill 16 Update and Actions You Can Take

SB 16 as revised and passed by the Senate in April requires that a faculty member “may not compel or attempt to compel a student enrolled at the institution to adopt a belief that any race, sex, or ethnicity or social, political, or religious belief is inherently superior to any other race, sex, ethnicity, or belief.”

This prohibition applies to any interaction between a faculty member and a student at the institution and carries a penalty of termination of the faculty member for violating this provision, regardless of tenure status.

This bill censors speech on the topics of race, sex, and ethnicity as well as social, political, and religious beliefs, both inside and outside the classroom.

This bill is currently pending in the House Higher Education Committee.


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