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Florida DEI ban threatens diversity in universities

Elizabeth O'Connell February 25, 2024

“Discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination,” remarks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when asked to describe his opinion on the initiatives of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This narrative...

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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill draws strong responses

Jennifer Ojilere March 11, 2022
The Florida State Legislature passed the divisive "Don't Say Gay" measure, which limits what may be taught in classrooms about sexual orientation and gender identity. Activists have slammed the move, alleging that it will harm queer youth.
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The Onion Bagel: Ron DeSantis encourages passersby to spit in his mouth to prove COVID-19 isn’t scary

Michael Cleary September 5, 2021
#OnionBagel #OPINION: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida announced a new public health strategy to combat COVID-19 concerns last Friday. "I will sit on my knees out on street corners for a few hours a day and beg residents to spit into my mouth,” he said. 
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