“will strengthen state civil rights laws and prohibit schools, corporations, and government agencies from promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and racial scapegoating in the classroom or the workplace”
The Florida legislature has passed the ‘Stop W.O.K.E. Act’ which will now head to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature.
WOKE stands for “Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees” and prohibits critical race training in schools and corporations.
Chris Rufo, who has been a leading figure in the fight against Critical Race Theory, writes:
Florida Passes the Stop W.O.K.E. Act
Today, the Florida state legislature passed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act, the strongest anti-critical race theory legislation in the nation.
The bill, which now heads to Governor DeSantis’ desk for signature, will strengthen state civil rights laws and prohibit schools, corporations, and government agencies from promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and racial scapegoating in the classroom or the workplace.
I had the honor of working with Governor DeSantis and his team on the policy vision for the Stop W.O.K.E. Act and spoke with the governor at the launch event. DeSantis is the real deal: he has a substantive policy vision, has mastered the art of pushing back against false media narratives, and remains fearless in the face of the opposition.
NBC News in Miami has more:
Florida Senate Passes Race Education Bill, Goes to DeSantis for Signature
Florida lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would limit how educators discuss certain racial issues in classrooms.
The bill, known as HB 7/Individual Freedom, was passed by the Senate along party lines Thursday and now goes to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was expected to sign it into law.
DeSantis and Republican lawmakers in the state have pushed for legislation to prevent Critical Race Theory instruction in schools, with the governor proposing a “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” last year to take aim against CRT in schools. The acronym stands for “Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees.”
Proponents said the bill simply states that teachers and businesses can’t force students and employees to feel they are to blame for racial injustices in America’s past.
Opponents said the legislation was designed to create racial division and would have a chilling effect on the discussion of injustices past and present.
People on the left, who insist that Critical Race Theory is not being taught, seem pretty upset about this.
From the HuffPo:
Florida Lawmakers Pass ‘Stop Woke Act’ To Stifle School, Work Instruction On Racism
The Florida legislature on Thursday passed a bill meant to stifle discussions of racism, privilege and white supremacy in the state’s schools and workplaces.
House Bill 7 — dubbed the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — passed the state senate in a 24-15 vote along party lines, with Republicans voting in favor…
Genesis Robinson, political director of the Equal Ground Action Fund, a Black-led political nonprofit, slammed Florida’s lawmakers for passing the “deeply harmful” bill.
“For Black people and all people of color across the state, this bill is whitewashing our history in America because conversations about historical, factual events may make white students, their parents, and employees uncomfortable,” Robinson said, calling the legislation a “denial of history.”
Florida’s bill is the latest in a wave of similar legislation passed in other states — including Texas and Mississippi — meant to prevent teaching about systemic racism and white privilege in schools.
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