The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is requiring all public universities in the state to submit reports on all funding, resources, and other expenditures that are used for any activities or curriculum related to the far-left racial concepts of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
As reported by Fox News, DeSantis’ Press Secretary Bryan Griffin on Wednesday shared a memo of DeSantis’ request. The written request declares that “this letter is a request for information from the Department of Education and the State University System regarding the expenditure of state resources on programs and initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory within our state colleges and universities,
The memo was issued to every university within the Florida College System and the State University System, ordering each school to submit a “comprehensive list of all staff, programs, and campus activities related to” CRT and DEI. Each university must also provide specific details regarding the costs of each activity or program.
The request gives the Florida State University System and the Department of Education (DOE) until Friday, January 13th to respond and submit the required information.
DeSantis’ demands mark the latest step taken by the governor in his efforts against far-left race-based concepts being promoted by public schools in the state of Florida. The Florida DOE has already enacted policy changes at the executive level to prevent public K-12 schools from teaching CRT, a radical theory which claims that all White people are automatically racist, and that America is a fundamentally racist nation that is inherently disadvantageous to non-White people.
DEI refers to deliberate efforts by a major public institution, such as universities and companies, to mandate increased racial diversity and forced “equity,” including by prioritizing the hiring of non-Whites even if they are not qualified, as well as reducing punishments for failures such as low test scores or class grades.