Republicans in the Arizona House have approved a measure that will ask voters to amend the state constitution to ban the teaching of so-called “critical race theory” in schools and bar any preferential treatment based on race.
A ban on teaching critical race theory has become a major political talking point for Republicans nationwide.
It is not taught in Arizona’s schools, but that has not stopped lawmakers from enacting a ban last year.
The state Supreme Court struck it down because it was unconstitutionally included in the budget.
Thursday's 31-28 party-line vote in the GOP-controlled House sends the measure to the Senate.
If it is approved there, it goes on the November ballot.