“a slap in the face to the student body”
Now that Ron DeSantis has announced that he is running in 2024, the left is going to crank up their negative talk. This is just the beginning.
Campus Reform reports:
Leftist students blast FSU president for thanking DeSantis
On May 15, members of the leftist Students for a Democratic Society at Florida State University (FSU SDS) berated university President Richard McCullough in an Instagram post after he sent an email to students and staff in which he briefly indicated his appreciation for Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ positive impact on the university.
Reflecting on the school’s various academic and athletic achievements throughout the year, McCullough acknowledged that “none of these successes would have been possible without the support of the Florida Legislature and the Governor.”
“The Governor and our legislators know that a strong university system that is dedicated to academic and research excellence spurs innovation, drives the economy, and prepares students to succeed in the workplace and lead in our communities,” McCullough added.
In response, FSU SDS took to Instagram to “wholeheartedly [condemn] McCullough and his shameful compliance to DeSantis.”
The far-left students specifically took issue with the president’s “false claims to care about diversity” upon his failure to condemn the recent passage of Florida’s S.B. 266 law, designed to “prohibit institutions from spending federal or state dollars on discriminatory initiatives, such as so called ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)’ programs.”
The FSU SDS Instagram account attacked Florida’s H.B. 999, a proposed piece of legislation similar to S.B. 266, which the group called a part of “DeSantis’s racist and reactionary agenda.” Contrary to what FSU SDS posted, S.B. 266, not the H.B. 999 version, has become official state law.
“If McCullough actually cared about making campus more inclusive,” the group wrote, “he would do what SDS and the student body have been demanding to do all semester, which is to put out a public statement committing to protecting all ethnic studies, multicultural student groups, scholarship programs, and all other aspects of our university that stand to be abolished now that HB999 is law.”
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