AFA Calls for an End to “Divisive Concepts” Legislation

Academic Freedom Alliance Press Release

Excerpt: The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today released a statement urging policymakers to refrain from adopting “divisive concepts” policies that limit classroom discussion, scholarly inquiry, or public debate on controversial topics. The statement responds to the rising tide of proposed legislation seeking to ban the expression of viewpoints deemed objectionable by those in power. This trend followed a move by President Trump in September 2020 to prohibit “divisive concepts” in federal workplace training programs.