Public elementary & secondary education; school boards & employees to promote diversity and respect. (HB977)

Introduced By

Sen. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public elementary and secondary education; school boards and employees; promotion of diversity and respect. Requires each local school board and employee thereof to promote (i) diversity and respect, with the understanding that all individuals are created equal and diversity is a strength of the United States, and (ii) the concept that all cultures have contributed greatly to the rich history of the United States and the way of life that Americans enjoy today. The bill prohibits any local school board or employee thereof from training, teaching, or promoting to enrolled students or school board employees the concept that (a) any race is inherently superior or inferior to any other race; (b) any individual, by virtue of his race or skin color, is inherently racist, privileged, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; (c) any individual, by virtue of his race or religion, bears responsibility for the actions committed by other members of his race or religion; (d) any individual's moral character is determined by his race; (e) the United States is a fundamentally or systemically racist country; or (f) capitalism is an inherently racist economic system. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102828D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB977)
02/15/2022Left in Education