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November 19, 2022 7:15 am
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A federal judge in Florida partially blocked a law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis designed to limit the discussion of racism and privilege in schools and workplace training.

In a 139-page order issued Thursday, Tallahassee U.S. District Judge Mark Walker excoriated the Republican-led bill and blocked it from taking effect in the state's public universities.

"The State of Florida's decision to choose which viewpoints are worthy of illumination and which must remain in the shadows has implications for us all," Walker wrote. "But the First Amendment does not permit the State of Florida to muzzle its university professors, impose its own orthodoxy of viewpoints, and cast us all into the dark."

The legislation, previously called the Stop W.O.K.E. Act – the acronym standing for "Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees" – is now known as the Individual Freedom Act. DeSantis signed the bill into law this spring; it initially took effect in July.

The bill prohibits schools and workplaces from any instruction that suggests that any individual, by virtue of their race, color, sex or national origin, "bears responsibility for and must feel guilt, anguish or other forms of psychological distress" on account of historical acts of racism. The bill also forbids education or training that says individuals are "privileged or oppressed" due to their race or sex...

In his order, Judge Walker, an Obama appointee, opened by reciting the first sentence of 1984, George Orwell's novel about life under a futuristic totalitarian government.

"'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen,' and the powers in charge of Florida's public university system have declared the State has unfettered authority to muzzle its professors in the name of 'freedom,'" the judge wrote. "This is positively dystopian."


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  1. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 7:23 am

    So, Critical Race Theory can't be assailed.

    BTW, I love Nineteen Eighty-Four. But, we are talking about PUBLIC schools supported by the state.

    A quote? I'm pretty sure that Nineteen Eighty-Four ain't set in Florida. Bahahahahahahahahahaha.

    I see an appeal coming.


  2. by Donna on November 19, 2022 7:28 am

    Oh stuff it. You only cry about Big Brother when Big Brother is a Democrat.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 7:34 am

    You're wrong, Donna.

    If DeSantis attempted this stuff in private secondary schools, pb would be furious! But, Donna, public schools serve the PUBLIC!

    You have to see the distinction!


  4. by Donna on November 19, 2022 7:42 am

    Our Constitutional rights aren't guaranteed in the private sector and absolutely apply to the public sector. Apparently the dictator of Florida doesn't believe our Constitutional rights are guaranteed anywhere.


  5. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 7:52 am

    Donna!

    Our Constitutional Rights are guaranteed to every citizen by virtue of their citizenship. They are individual liberties!

    Teachers in public schools are paid with public monies. They work for the public. They are beholden to us. We pay their salaries.

    Anyway, I expect an appeal.

    As I understand Florida, it doesn't have a dictator. It has a legislature. These guidelines were developed by the people's representatives. This "of the people, by the people and for the people" concept can be vexing, I know.


  6. by oldedude on November 19, 2022 8:02 am
    Teaching racism is wrong. SCOTUS has already said that. Period.

    One of the issues is the parents will not send their kids to schools teaching this. And School boards will be overwhelmingly overturned if they introduce it.

    There are a couple of counties here that might get away with it, many counties have tried, and they were voted out. My county went from predominately woke, to having only one dim out of seven on the board. Parents want their children to learn to read, write, and do math. They also want the unabridged version of history. That means we talk about having slavery and the truth of how horrible it was. Not sweeping it under the rug because some azzwipe rewrote it.

    Starting next year, the (now) two-year-old will start preschool. In a private school that is extremely open about NOT teaching wokeness.



  7. by Donna on November 19, 2022 8:06 am

    The little dictator you and od are so impressed with has been getting pushback from Republicans too.

    *

    Florida is fighting back," Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted August 22. "We stand for the values of places like Destin, Dunedin and Deland — not Davos."

    Who is the enemy DeSantis is combating? "Woke CEOs" and any "corporate power" that aims to impose "an ideological agenda on the American people" by championing values of "diversity, inclusion, and equity" in investment considerations and workplace policies.

    Going after corporate America might seem a surprising move for a Yale-educated lawyer who will likely run for president in 2024 and is backed by more than 40 billionaire donors. But having traction as a Republican candidate in many cases means posing as a defender of freedoms threatened by political correctness and the machinations of "corporate cartel elites." DeSantis apparently is fine with harming Florida's reputation as a business-friendly state, if that's what it takes to make his mark and impose his political will.

    Yet businesses are pushing back. DeSantis has faced a "summer of litigation" that has complicated his efforts to mandate what businesses can and cannot say and do with their own employees. Florida is now a test case for the response of American business to government interference in the private sector...

    Free speech concerns also led to the defeat of much of a DeSantis measure to fine technology companies if they deplatform political candidates. While the governor leaned hard into the populist rhetoric, calling Twitter and other corporations "elites" and "Big Tech censors" pushing "the dominant Silicon Valley ideology." Circuit Judge Kevin Newsom, a Trump appointee, was having none of it.

    "Put simply, with minor exceptions, the government can't tell a private person or entity what to say or how to say it," Newsom ruled, finding that social media companies are "private actors" protected by the First Amendment...

    Others appointed by Republicans are equally baffled.

    "Sadly, [the law] moves us one step closer to authoritarian government," says Marcos Daniel Jiménez, who served as a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida during the George W. Bush administration. "Targeting the speech of private employers based on the beliefs and preferences of current lawmakers" places "American liberty" and "our system of free enterprise" in jeopardy, Jiménez concludes.

    But that's OK with DeSantis, whose message that Florida is a "free state" with respect to the federal government's "authoritarian, arbitrary, and seemingly never-ending mandates and restrictions" covers up his own desire to police speech and behavior.

    advocate.com


  8. by Donna on November 19, 2022 8:13 am

    "Parents want their children to learn to read, write, and do math. They also want the unabridged version of history. That means we talk about having slavery and the truth of how horrible it was. Not sweeping it under the rug because some azzwipe rewrote it." - od

    Did you have a straight face when you wrote that?


  9. by oldedude on November 19, 2022 8:13 am
    So you are supporting teaching kids to be racists.

    And you're on the record and doubled down on it. Got it. Hitler did the same thing in the 1930's. Good job.


  10. by Donna on November 19, 2022 8:33 am

    How is teaching kids about racism telling kids they're racist?

    My 7th grade Anerican History teacher was a Black woman who taught me and my all-White classmates a great deal about racism, and not once did I interpret that as telling us that we were racist.




  11. by oldedude on November 19, 2022 8:43 am
    CRT "assumes" ALL whites are racist. That's the core of it.

    I do agree about teaching about racism as I said above. It needs to be a continual process. The difference is teaching the ACT of racism, not that you are racist because you're white.

    I admire what your teacher did. That's a great introduction/ continuation of the problem. In the second grade we read a book called "white dog, black dog" Long story short, it described how racism is taught. Mostly intergenerationally. The lesson still sticks to me today.


  12. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 8:52 am

    Yeah, OD. Apparently, the people of Florida and their representatives were attempting to control the teaching of Critical Race Theory, which is offensive not only to white people.

    We know very little about this from Donna's brief post and the article but I can't imagine that, if we understand the essence of what's going on, this ruling will survive appeal.

    Also, I can't believe that Donna doesn't know that this is the controversial CRT that is at issue.


  13. by Donna on November 19, 2022 12:02 pm

    "CRT "assumes" ALL whites are racist. That's the core of it." - od

    I'm not an expert on CRT, but that sounds like a load of nonsense. Obviously not all Whites are racist. Who pumped that crazy shit into your brain?



  14. by Donna on November 19, 2022 12:20 pm

    od: Did you get that idea about CRT from what some critics have said about Robin DiAngelo's book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”?


  15. by Curt_Anderson on November 19, 2022 12:28 pm
    I am not a CRT expert either. From I've read about it though, the theory does NOT posit that all white people are racists.

    However, CRT makes the case that historically and currently white people benefit from laws and society's views of race. Black people conversely, are disadvantaged by those same laws and societal views.

    I am sure that I have benefitted from racism past and present. That doesn't make me a racist. I also have benefitted from being a male. I am not sexist either.


  16. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 12:38 pm

    The point of CRT is not that all white people are racists, it's that all white people are guilty of racism.

    That's what people who sued over the law want to be able to teach:

    The bill prohibits schools and workplaces from any instruction that suggests that any individual, by virtue of their race, color, sex or national origin, "bears responsibility for and must feel guilt, anguish or other forms of psychological distress" on account of historical acts of racism.

    That's CRT. It itself is racism.



  17. by Donna on November 19, 2022 12:46 pm

    Exactly, Curt.

    Just read a thoughtful piece on the backlash against Critical Race Theory. From that piece by Stephen Menendian:

    "...Which brings us to the new flurry of anti-CRT op-eds, angry parents, and statehouse bills aiming to ban or curb CRT. To begin with, these efforts are largely misplaced...

    Similarly, the right-wing histrionics that CRT is being taught in primary and secondary schools strikes me as silly. As I just explained, the body of scholarship that is "CRT" is written for and aimed at graduate level audiences, such as those in law school or practicing lawyers, academics, and policymakers, not high school or even undergraduate students.

    CRT scholarship presumes that readers are familiar with legal concepts that are taught over weeks in law school courses (and all accredited law schools require an undergraduate degree). Unless those frameworks can be clearly explicated to secondary school students or undergraduate students, teaching CRT first would be like teaching advanced calculus to students who haven't taken algebra first. Or, more precisely, it would be like teaching the Theory of Relativity and/or Quantum Physics to students who are unfamiliar with Classical Mechanics (Newtonian physics). It is not that it would be "inappropriate" so much as it would be incomprehensible: a student couldn't understand what CRT is trying to explain without being grounded in the legal theories that it is critiquing. If students don't understand the prevailing legal frameworks, then CRT isn't going to make much sense.

    The details in the attacks on “CRT” reveal that most of the critics have very little idea (and don’t really care to understand) what they are even aiming at. Rather than attacking CRT, some of the key phrases in the proposed statehouse bills are rather ideas or claims made in much more recent and mainstream writing or advocacy, such as things Robin DiAngelo has suggested or Tema Okun has circulated. If Robin DiAngelo and Tema Okun are CRT scholars, then I’m an astrophysicist.

    The critics of CRT have taken an obscure term describing a niche area of scholarship and are deliberately trying to redefine what it is and rebrand what it represents. As a now-deleted Twitter post by one of the more vocal CRT critics explained: “The goal is to have the public read something crazy in the newspaper and immediately think 'critical race theory.' We have decodified the term and will recodify it to annex the entire range of cultural constructions that are unpopular with Americans.” In other words, they are literally redefining the word to mean something it does not. They are deliberately positioning CRT as a stand-in or symbol for a much larger and broader body of thought, most of which is only tangentially related to CRT scholarship.

    belonging.berkeley.edu


  18. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 2:11 pm

    Similarly, the right-wing histrionics that CRT is being taught in primary and secondary schools strikes me as silly.

    Do you understand that when "the people and their representatives" created a law banning the teaching of what CRT teaches, people sued to be able to teach what CRT teaches?


  19. by Curt_Anderson on November 19, 2022 2:26 pm
    HtS,
    Sure we understand that. A lawsuit was brought forward on First Amendment grounds. What's your point?


  20. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 3:09 pm

    My point is that the law is intended to prohibit the teaching that all white people are guilty of racism because that's CRT and it's being taught in public schools. The people who teach it sued to be able to continue to teach it.


  21. by Donna on November 19, 2022 3:52 pm

    Do you have a link to that, Hts?


  22. by HatetheSwamp on November 19, 2022 5:17 pm

    Donna,

    I know that you are earnest and sincere but you are the highest disinformation person I've ever encountered. The whole d@mn W.O.K.E. Act is a direct attempt to fight CRT!!!!!



    flgov.com


  23. by Curt_Anderson on November 19, 2022 5:45 pm
    My 134 year old home sets on land formerly occupied by Native Americans. My neighborhood, known as the Railroad District, came into being as a result of the Southern-Pacific north/south railroad line which was built by Chinese laborers. The Chinese were not allowed to live in town but were relegated to tents and shanties across the railroad tracks.

    I am the beneficiary of those and other past racist policies. Acknowledging that fact doesn't mean I am racist. Why is admitting the facts so hard for some people?


  24. by HatetheSwamp on November 20, 2022 5:05 am

    I am the beneficiary of those and other past racist policies. Acknowledging that fact doesn't mean I am racist. Why is admitting the facts so hard for some people?


    Curt,

    I think that, by now, everyone except progressive Swampcult elitists are sold on Martin Luther King's "content of their character, not the color of their skin" approach to racial justice.

    The truth is that, during the pandemic, when parents saw how CRT is taught to CHILDREN, they were revolted!

    My take on this is that if Donna and you et.al., choose to "feel guilt, anguish or other forms of psychological distress" on account of historical acts of racism,..." by all means, live your dream...

    ...just don't think that you have the right to foist that on the rest of us. Foisting is what this is all about. It's what you demand the right to do.


  25. by Donna on November 20, 2022 8:44 am

    Federal Judge Tells Ron Desantis to Sit Down And STFU

    The judge blocked Florida from enforcing its anti-free speech law restricting conversations about race, calling it “positively dystopian.”
    /


    Republicans talk a big game about free speech and the First Amendment. But when it comes down to it, they actually believe people should only be “free” to discuss topics they’ve approved. No elected official better epitomizes this hypocrisy than Florida governor Ron DeSantis who, in the last year alone, has signed a law effectively banning teachers from saying the word “gay” in grades K–3; punished one of the largest employers in the state for having the temerity to criticize the “Don’t Say Gay” law; and signed into law a bill—eye-rollingly named “Stop WOKE Act”—that restricts conversations about race in schools and businesses, in a patently obvious attempt to prevent real discussions about the role white people have played in the long history of systemic racism in America. And on Thursday, a federal judge called him on his bullshit.

    In a 138-page order, chief US district judge Mark Walker blocked state officials from enforcing a central piece of the Stop WOKE Act, which he dubbed “positively dystopian” and says violates the First Amendment. Citing George Orwell’s 1984, Walker wrote that DeSantis and company seem to believe that “the State has unfettered authority to muzzle its professors in the name of ‘freedom,’” which is quite obviously not freedom at all. Zeroing in on the fact that the law targets freedom of expression that DeSantis and his fellow Republicans don’t like, Walker wrote: “The law officially bans professors from expressing disfavored viewpoints in university classrooms while permitting unfettered expression of the opposite viewpoints. Defendants argue that, under this Act, professors enjoy ‘academic freedom’ so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the State approves.”

    rsn.org


  26. by HatetheSwamp on November 20, 2022 9:04 am

    Donna,

    Enough with your deranged rsn.org propaganda. If a progressive elitist wants to rent space in a mall and open a CRT store, no lover of individual liberty would lift an eyebrow. We'd all celebrate it. Truly.

    Your rsn.org gang would poop their pants if a fundamentalist'd claim its their free speech right to teach the virgin birth in a public elementary school as free speech, but when someone wants to bring a first grade girl to tears shaming her for racism, you scream, FREEDOM FREEDOM FREEDOM!

    Over here on the Bill of Rights side, we decry teacher led prayer and Bible reading in public schools with tax payer money...as do your rsn.org haters. The difference between you and us is that we're consistent.

    Let your wokesters start a CRT church. You can teach and preach until midnight. Advertise a private school guaranteeing a CRT based curriculum. Have at it.

    Just not on the taxpayers' dime!


  27. by oldedude on November 20, 2022 9:09 am
    Just like your complete lack of knowledge on the elementary schools teaching sex ed, you're just as pig ignorant (thank you pondy) about this.


  28. by Donna on November 20, 2022 9:23 am

    "Enough with your deranged rsn.org propaganda." - Hts

    Actually RSN bought the rights from Vanity Fair to print it.



  29. by Donna on November 20, 2022 9:30 am

    "Just like your complete lack of knowledge on the elementary schools teaching sex ed, you're just as pig ignorant (thank you pondy) about this." - od

    Actually I just asked Hts for a link to support what he posted. Btw, thank you, Hts. I spent a couple of hours yesterday educating myself on what Critical Race Theory is, and this morning I've been reading what all sides of the controversy have been saying about it.



  30. by Curt_Anderson on November 20, 2022 9:39 am
    I have to say, conservatives are such snowflakes! Any mention of past racial issues, apparently makes him feel guilty and sad. My Swedish ancestors were probably Vikings. I don’t feel bad or responsible at all about their raping and pillaging centuries ago.


  31. by Donna on November 20, 2022 10:31 am

    Detroit school district pushes back against anti-CRT legislation

    Teachers and school leaders in the Detroit school district are strongly opposed to bills in the Michigan legislature that would sharply restrict how racism and sexism are taught.

    The Detroit Public Schools Community District has submitted about 81 letters opposing House Bill 5097 and Senate Bill 460, introduced this past year and sponsored by Republican state Rep. Andrew Beeler and Republican state Sen. Lana Theis, to lawmakers. Most of the letters were written by teachers. 

    Bill 5097 passed the Michigan House on Nov. 2 and is awaiting a hearing from the Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness. The proposed legislation would prohibit school lessons that promote “race or gender stereotyping.”

    If Senate Bill 460 passes, schools would lose 5% of their funding if educators teach critical race theory, an academic framework that historically examines systemic racism as a part of American life and institutions. The bill has not come to the Senate floor.

    [One of the problems in this controversy is that everyone seems to have their own version of what they think CRT is. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours educating myself on that very question. Btw, I didn't get my information from politicians, political pundits, or journalists that have a political agenda.

    My conclusion is that there are a lot of people on both sides that don't seem to have a clue about what Critical Race Theory really is. Actually it's a graduate level college course that covers systemic racism, especially as it concerns laws and governance. It isn't at all about promoting the idea that White people are automatically racist, nor is it what some educators in K-12 schools who say they support CRT are actually teaching. - Donna]


    Michigan educators could also be docked for teaching “anti-American ideas” about race, or material from “The 1619 Project,” a New York Times Magazine initiative that ties the growth of the United States to the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans.

    [That strikes me as an overreach by Big Brother. It's the type of thing we've seen from both fascist and communist governments around the world - Donna]

    CRT has quickly become a catchall term used by some conservative lawmakers and activists to describe various state and local efforts to create equity policies or diverse curriculums in K-12 schools. 

    [Bingo. Both sides, in my estimation, are distorting was CRT is - Donna]

    “Our curriculum is deeply using critical race theory especially in social studies, but you’ll find it in English language arts and the other disciplines,” said Superintendent Nikolai Vitti during a school board meeting Tuesday. 

    [My understanding is that CRT is an advanced line of study that K-12 students are simply not ready for, as it is a graduate level course - Donna]

    “Students need to understand the truth of history … understand the history of this country, to better understand who they are and about the injustices that have occurred in this country.”

    [Of course they do. To not teach that would be censorship. - Donna]

    In a subsequent academic committee meeting Monday afternoon, Vitti reiterated that the district embraces the basic tenets of CRT as part of its 2020 anti-racism resolution to reexamine district-wide policies and curriculum and encourage students and teachers to critically analyze dominant historical narratives and question institutions of power.

    [In a broad sense that can be considered a "basic tenet of CRT", but to me that's kind of like saying that arithmetic is a basic tenet of calculus - Donna]

    School board member Deborah Hunter-Harvill suggested drafting an additional resolution outlining the district’s opposition to the anti-CRT bill at the December school board meeting, as well as promoting letter writing among district parents and teachers.

    Vitti said he believed the proposed bills may get passed based on what other Republican-controlled legislatures with similar measures have done. The district’s best strategy to fight the bills, the superintendent added, is to lean on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto power. 

    “What I find interesting about this whole idea is that if you look at what critical race theory is, by definition, this legislation is probably the best example of it,” Vitti said.

    “You have white Republicans largely outside of Detroit — a community of color — legislating what you can or cannot teach in schools. If that’s not one of the best examples of structural racism, I don’t know what is.”

    [I'm all for parents having a say in what's being taught to their children, not in what's being taught to other parents' children, though. - Donna]

    Port Huron Republican Andrew Beeler, a lead sponsor of the House bill, recently said he was careful not to invoke the term “critical race theory” in his proposed legislation as other conservatives across the country have used to condemn curricula they deem too liberal.

    “The reason I don’t use that language in this bill is because it means too many different things to too many different people,” Beeler said.

    [Bingo. That's the fundamental problem with this controversy - Donna]

    Community members decried the recent bills occurring at the Legislature and across the country and its attempts to censor Black history.

    “We are at a point where history is about to repeat itself and the repeat is keeping the truth away from our children,” Helen Moore, a longtime education activist, said at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

    [History is about to repeat itself regarding the treatment of Black people? I don't think so. We still have problems regarding bigotry, but IMO what she said is hyperbolic. - Donna]  

    “American history. Black history. African-centered education. (Critical) race theory. What’s the difference? Why are we so afraid to deal with what has happened in America?”

    The Detroit school district has a long history of centering African American history and establishing schools that emphasize Afrocentric traditions. The district had over a dozen African-centered schools during the 1990s. Following a series of closures during the district’s state-run emergency management, the city currently only has two African-centric schools: Paul Robeson/Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey Academy.

    Jerome Shell, a self-described “concerned senior citizen,” took issue with the anti-CRT proponents’ avoidance of acknowledging the importance of teaching Black history for African American students.

    “If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know where you’re going,” Shell said.

    “Our children need to know their story. No student needs to be able to graduate from any public school or institution without knowing our story in its entirety, with all of its graphic (details).”

    [IMO Anything short of that would be a disservice to students across America. From my understanding, what many anti-"CRT" people are getting worked into a lather about is this idea that White children are being taught that they're automatically racist by virtue of the fact that they're White, that they're responsible for everything awful that Blacks and people of color are dealing with today. If that idea were part of the curriculum, I'd be up in arms about it too, but from what I've read, the problem isn't the curriculum, but activist teachers who have gone way outside of the curriculum and taught students those IMO wrongheaded ideas. - Donna]

    detroit.chalkbeat.org


  32. by oldedude on November 20, 2022 11:22 am
    "[I'm all for parents having a say in what's being taught to their children, not in what's being taught to other parents' children, though. - Donna]"

    And I'm saying the overwhelming majority of parents in FL do not want it taught to their children. And that's the only piece that matters in this case. What they do in deetroit is immaterial. This is why the GOP flipped districts in the state and won bigger than they ever have. DeSantis is doing the will of the people. Period. That's also why the GOP hold a supermajority in the state house, and 28 of the 40 seats in the state senate.


  33. by Donna on November 20, 2022 11:32 am

    The problem, though, is that they've been lied to.

    Two-thirds of Americans were falsely led to believe that Iraq had WMD and about 60% of American supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq which was based on that lie.


  34. by HatetheSwamp on November 20, 2022 11:44 am

    The issue here is that public schools are public schools. Teachers don't work for parents. They work for the public.

    The public doesn't really want teachers to be spreading racism in any form.


  35. by oldedude on November 20, 2022 11:49 am
    The issue that I've said before, is that we were digging up binary missiles for years that Sadam had.


  36. by Donna on November 20, 2022 11:50 am

    True that. IMO both sides have overreached. America is in the era of the overreach.


  37. by oldedude on November 20, 2022 11:58 am
    "The problem, though, is that they've been lied to."

    Can you provide examples of how it is a lie?


  38. by Donna on November 20, 2022 12:03 pm

    od - I covered that in posts 17 and 31 on this topic thread, which if I were you, would have accused you of not reading what I posted.



  39. by oldedude on November 20, 2022 3:22 pm
    I did read them. I saw a bunch of your opinions. Those don't matter. I even responded to one.


  40. by Donna on November 27, 2022 12:57 pm

    "If DeSantis attempted this stuff in private secondary schools, pb would be furious! But, Donna, public schools serve the PUBLIC!" - Hts

    The Stop WOKE Act also restricts conversations about race in businesses. Sounds fascist to me. I see that neither you nor od commented on that part.




  41. by HatetheSwamp on November 27, 2022 2:18 pm

    Break that down for us.


  42. by Donna on November 27, 2022 6:19 pm

    I figured that since you've been commenting on this topic thread that you would have read the OP.

    "The bill prohibits schools and workplaces from any instruction that suggests that any individual, by virtue of their race, color, sex or national origin, "bears responsibility for and must feel guilt, anguish or other forms of psychological distress" on account of historical acts of racism. The bill also forbids education or training that says individuals are "privileged or oppressed" due to their race or sex..."

    That was in my OP. Weird how you missed that, huh?







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