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Another State Follows DeSantis’ Lead And Requests Data On University Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Spending

South Carolina lawmakers followed Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration’s lead and requested data about how much money public colleges and universities spend to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programming and staff, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The legislators requested the 33 public colleges and universities submit information about how much is spent on salaries and operating costs to make campus “diverse, equitable, and inclusive,” according to a letter obtained by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The request makes South Carolina the third state to request information on higher education DEI spending.

The South Carolina legislators defined DEI as “attempts to take an official institutional policy on concepts such as unconscious or implicit bias, cultural appropriation, and microaggressions,” the Chronicle reported. It also requests data on the amount spent on trainings or activities geared toward a particular race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Rusty L. Monhollon, president and executive director of the state’s Commission on Higher Education, told the Chronicle he is unaware of which legislators sent the letter and that they are looking for an overview rather than a complete audit. He forwarded the request to higher education leaders on Tuesday, who will have until Feb. 23 to meet the legislators’ request.

“We have requests for information the entire year, so we’re treating it as just another request at this time,” Monhollon reportedly said.

The DeSantis administration ordered the Florida College System (FCS) and State University System of Florida (SUS) to send a report detailing how much state funding was used to support DEI or Critical Race Theory (CRT) programming. State universities spent approximately $15 million from state funds to advance DEI on campus, according to the SUS report, but the administration recently alleged the number was “under-reported.”

Ryan Walters, Oklahoma superintendent and education secretary, made a request to public colleges and universities on Jan. 24 for data on DEI spending in the past decade. The amount tallied over $10 million in the past fiscal year.

Monhollon did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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  1. Diversity (anti-white), Equity (equal outcomes/Socialism), and Inclusion (Trans rights); it’s just another Democratic language perversion that does the opposite of what it portends. DEI has brought about illegal laws that call for firing whites first, for hiring whites last, and anyone that disagrees with them is a Racist, a Fascist, a Homophobe, a Xenophobe, a Misogynist and now, an Ableist. Did I miss one? There seem to be an infinite number of pronouns so that people can decide to be whatever they want, except for a male or a female. They say men can get pregnant and they pass idiotic laws like the “Menstrual Protection Act” in Oregon that mandates installing tampon dispensers in every boys restroom in every public school in the state. Seriously, go look it up. They want to teach your children to hate themselves and cower if they are white or be a perpetual victim and hate whites if they are black or brown. We now have biological males destroying women’s sports and we have a transgender fake “Admiral” as the “highest ranking official of the U.S. Public Health Service”. He/She? also thinks that it’s O.K. to mutilate and castrate children in the name of “gender equity”. Then, of course, there’s the non-binary head of our country’s nuclear waste disposal that just got fired for stealing women’s underwear out of airport luggage. It’s almost impossible to comprehend how we are living in such an upside down clown world.

    And don’t dare to speak against any of it, or you are likely to be banned from any social media platform and investigated by the new “Stasi”; our own DOJ and FBI. Unless it’s stopped soon we will simply disintegrate into an evil, lawless, corrupt, society ruled over by the rich politicians in collusion with the “woke” corporate oligarchs. Sadly, that’s the Democrat’s dystopian goal; along with bankrupting us all with their never ending government money printing and ridiculous “Green New Deal” mandates. As the middle class is destroyed, we will become the poor masses that will own nothing. Just like every other Socialist/Communist state in history.

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