No Governor in America has implemented as bold of a conservative agenda in their respective state as Florida’s Ron DeSantis.
And the DeSantis approach is now turning into a blueprint for many other states.
And now Joe Biden is pulling out all his hair plugs after this state took a page out of Ron DeSantis anti-woke playbook.
The DeSantis red print
Last May, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis triggered Democrats when he defunded Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI).
DeSantis signed a bill into law that removed all funding for DEI initiatives and programs in all of the Sunshine State’s universities and colleges.
“If you look at the way this has actually been implemented across the country, DEI is better viewed as standing for discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination,” DeSantis said at the time. “And that has no place in our public institutions.”
Texas quickly followed suit with Governor Greg Abbott singing a bill that shut down university DEI offices throughout the Lone Star State.
Republican-led legislature’s in North Carolina, Tennessee, North Dakota, and Oklahoma have all since passed similar laws.
And now, there’s a new state to add to the list following the model America’s Governor created.
No more DEI in Utah
According to the Deseret News, Utah has just prohibited universities, the government-controlled education system, and the state government from engaging in discriminatory DEI practices.
The Republican-led legislature in the Beehive State passed the “Equal Opportunity Initiatives,” which bars such state organizations from using an individual’s immutable characteristics in decisions concerning employment or education.
The bill passed on an overwhelming 60-14 vote in the state House, and 23-6 vote in the state Senate.
Knowing a veto would be futile, Utah RINO Governor Spencer Cox chose to sign the bill into law.
The bill also prohibits public entities from forcing employees to attend woke re-education camps, like training that supposedly “promote differential treatment.”
Furthermore, chief diversity officer positions, like Emma Houston’s at the University of Utah, will now be a very brief thing of the past.
“This bill will ensure institutions remain neutral on political issues, while students and faculty are able to express their opinions freely,” said state Senator Keith Grover, the bill’s sponsor.
The news is sitting well with Utah’s delegation in Washington, D.C., including Congressman Burgess Owens (R-UT), who also happens to be black.
“Utah is defunding divisive DEI programs and replacing them with Equal Opportunity Access for ALL children, regardless of Race, Creed, or Color. MLK’s dream lives on,” Owens declared.
Even the state’s first black GOP state Senator has weighed in on the historic legislation.
“(The new law) expands the opportunity for all students at risk of graduating from college or university for them to receive additional assistance based on their individualized needs, not based on their group identity but on what their specific needs are,” former state Senator and chair of the Utah GOP James Evans said.