Florida rep’s bill to ban ‘race or sex scapegoating’ sparks a call to teach African American history year round

State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, is lashing out against the idea of critical race theory, filing a bill to ban its use in all government institutions, including universities.

Critical race theory is an upper-level academic framework that examines whether and how systems and policies perpetuate racism. The topic has become a lightning rod for conservatives across the country, who claim it’s being taught in grade schools.

Fine, who is white, has said the topic is inherently racist.…