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Major Red State University Eliminates All DEI Positions

A red state university has fired all of its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) staff effective immediately, a spokesperson for the university told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law outlawing the usage of DEI at state-funded universities in May 2023, and now the University of Florida (UF) has eliminated all of its DEI positions. The law disallows the usage of state funds for any DEI programs, and the state university system’s Florida Board of Governors promulgated the laws by creating regulations prohibiting the usage of DEI programs at universities in the state.

“To comply with the Florida Board of Governor’s regulation 9.016 on prohibited expenditures, the University of Florida has closed the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, eliminated DEI positions and administrative appointments, and halted DEI-focused contracts with outside vendors,” a UF administrative memo reads.

“The University of Florida is – and will always be – unwavering in our commitment to universal human dignity. As we educate students by thoughtfully engaging a wide range of ideas and views, we will continue to foster a community of trust and respect for every member of the Gator Nation,” the memo continues.

Several states have outlawed the usage of DEI at public institutions. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law outlawing the usage of DEI at universities in June 2023; the Iowa Board of Regents outlawed the usage of DEI at universities in November, and Republican Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill doing the same in January.

Idaho banned the use of diversity statements during the hiring process at colleges and universities in April 2023. Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt okayed an executive order banning DEI programs at public colleges and government agencies in December 2023.

Several more states have introduced bills this legislative session to address DEI, including South CarolinaIndiana, Alabama and Kentucky.

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  1. DEI is a Democrat induced cancer that has infected every government agency and every institution and almost every private company in America. How ironic that the Supreme Court overturned Affirmative Action in college admissions but now DEI is like Affirmative Action on steroids. It became practically codified with Biden’s illegal order to mandate DEI hiring in every government agency and office in the country. The Democrat’s and Biden’s perverse idea of Diversity (anti-white), Equity (equal outcomes/Socialism), and Inclusion (trans rights) are the worst government policies ever instituted and are blatantly illegal because they violate all our civil rights laws that say there can be no discrimination based on “race, sex, or national origin”. They are bringing about illegal Federal and even private company policies that call for hiring whites last and firing them first and now, paying them less. These policies are literally destroying the foundational principle of America as a “Meritocracy” where anyone can advance based on their qualifications and merit; not based on their skin color, their sex, or their sexual “identity”.

    We can clearly see the incompetence this DEI “mantra” has caused in our government with the likes of Biden’s “diversity” hires for VP, our Transportation Secretary, the trans fake Admiral who is the highest “officer” in our Health and Human Services Dept. and, of course, the former non-binary idiot who was in charge of our nuclear waste disposal who got fired and arrested for stealing women’s luggage/clothing from airport carousels. What do you think is going to happen when our Doctors and Pilots and Judges and Police and First Responders are all hired on the basis of their race or sexual identity or sexual proclivity instead of their ability? Your doctor might have a medical degree, but it won’t be because Xe, Xem, Zi, Zem, Sie, Hir, earned it. It will be disastrous for anyone of any race or creed or sex.

  2. Good for Florida. DEI is just a new name for affirmative action — AA. The Supreme Court finally shot down AA so the Dems just rebranded it to DEI. The goals are the same which are to further divide the country along racial lines and to make it acceptable to discriminate against whites.

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