Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Monday that would defund any diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at Florida’s public colleges; “that has no place in our public institutions,” DeSantis says.
“If you look at the way this has actually been implemented across the country, DEI is better viewed as standing for discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination,” DeSantis said at a news conference at New College of Florida in Sarasota. “And that has no place in our public institutions. This bill says the whole experiment with DEI is coming to an end in the state of Florida.”
According to WaPo, “The governor held the signing on the campus of New College of Florida, a public liberal arts college in Sarasota, where the governor recently appointed a crop of conservative trustees. Eliminating New College’s DEI office was among the newly constituted board’s first orders of business.”
Watch the clip below:
HAPPENING NOW: DeSantis signs legislation ELIMINATING woke DEI initiatives in Florida’s higher education.
“DEI is better viewed as standing for Discrimination, Exclusion, and Indoctrination — and that has no place in our public institutions.” pic.twitter.com/hCVxmCYPoe
— DeSantis War Room ???? (@DeSantisWarRoom) May 15, 2023