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Socialist Students Occupy Florida State U. Admin Building to Protest DeSantis’ DEI Reforms

Socialist Students Occupy Florida State U. Admin Building to Protest DeSantis’ DEI Reforms

“Join us as we march to the President’s office and demand he take a stand against DeSantis!”

These students are protesting the cutting of funding for DEI programs. What does that tell you?

Campus Reform reports:

Socialist students occupy administration building to protest DeSantis-backed bill

A socialist student group occupied the James D. Westcott Memorial Building at Florida State University (FSU) on Mar. 23, demanding that President Richard McCullough stand against the education reforms pushed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The student protesters specifically took issue with HB 999, which would prohibit universities from funding any programs espousing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) or critical race theory (CRT).

The leftist student organization, FSU’s chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), announced the protest on a Mar. 21 Instagram post.

“FSU [a]dmin cannot remain silent–HB999 is actively threatening to destroy diversity programs/curriculum, multicultural student groups, and faculty tenure,” the announcement states. The announcement continues with a call to the student body: “Join us as we march to the President’s office and demand he take a stand against DeSantis!”

The students began the protest near FSU’s Landis Fountain and marched to the Westcott building where administrators had locked all but one entrance ahead of the protest, according to a CBS affiliate.

As one FSU administrator re-entered the building after an attempt to calm the protesters, a student caught the door, enabling them to gather outside of McCullough’s office. FightBack!, an activist newspaper, reported that four students met with Provost James Clark to discuss SDS’ demands: “first, protect and expand diversity programs and multicultural studies; second, increase Black enrollment and faculty; third, protect trans students and athletes; and fourth, oppose all attacks on public education.”

Clark, according to an Instagram post shared after the protest, told them that FSU is “working every day to help students during this time.”

He refused the protesters’ request to comment on HB 999.


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henrybowman | April 2, 2023 at 4:58 pm

“administrators had locked all but one entrance ahead of the protest”
Aw. I was hoping it was because they had a big-ass camera focused on it, with facial recognition.

    GatorGuy in reply to henrybowman. | April 3, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    That would get the message out!
    The current campus-fashion of appeasing these anarchic and narcissistic predators will and can not end well for the entrusting public.
    Too bad the Dean at Stanford Law School didn’t hold and translate the above sense of the matter into a proper disciplinary package a couple weeks ago. (SLS’s grads will soon learn the real price of their egregious Lefty revolt when their clerkship applications are declined by select jurists on principle in the attempt to get the message out, and do what can be done to rescue both the integrity of our society and our republic’s foundational rule of law.)

JackinSilverSpring | April 2, 2023 at 9:50 pm

How about telling these brats they no longer have to pay tuition — because they are expelled.

Charles Coupé | April 3, 2023 at 1:36 am

This is why they pay thousands of dollars on tuition, room&board, etc?

To spend time like this?

Seems a little kooky 🤷‍♂️

Here’s a thought, FSU SDS: Get (more) lost! Right. Take a (farther) hike!
As worsening idiots, you’re demands are earning nothing more, possibly even less.
As ongoing destroyers of the intellectual architecture of liberty, fairness, and decency, your ilk deserves no friendly support, let alone strengthening, from the hard-working, honest, and generous citizens of Florida’s state. Your scorn for the public square and the continued rule of law should be rewarded in kind, commensurate with your civic contribution, which is negative, rather than as you demand.
Essentially, all this is to say, go f*** yourselves.

I’m sorry, but what part of “you’re the students and we’re the educators who run this institution” did you not get? Now, get out of my office, my building, and off my campus. And don’t return because you will all be expelled by the time you reach the edge of campus. Otherwise you will be arrested and charged with trespassing. Any attempt to resist or threats leveled during your removal will constitute a terroristic act and treated as such. Please, if you do resist, resist actively and physically so the campus police officers can get practice at beating on you.

    artichoke in reply to GWB. | April 4, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    Well it might be a lefty administrator. But DeSantis should spur him into action by mandating the sort of response you envision.

    Appeasement of this group is a threat to the university and the safety of its students and staff.

This bill may be going too far, but DEI proponents went much further.

    artichoke in reply to markm. | April 4, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    And therefore the bill is not going too far and maybe not far enough. Don’t play for the tie. You can only stop these people by defeating them, by making them not want to fight anymore.

“…As one FSU administrator re-entered the building after an attempt to calm the protesters, a student caught the door, enabling them to gather outside of McCullough’s office. …”

Direct them to leave. Arrest non-compliant for trespass. Charge the really non-compliant with resisting arrest and assault and battery if they are as violent as they usually are and prosecute to fullest extent of the law.

SDS, shades of the 60’s.

Radical far-left group. Best ignored and if they break the law, expelled and if necessary put in prison.