‘Stop WOKE Act’ Headed to DeSantis’ Desk

March 11, 2022 Updated 9:21 AM ET

March 11th, 2022 Updated 9:18 A.M. ET

TALLAHASSEE (FCV) – On Thursday, the Florida Legislature passed a bill meant to eliminate discussions of racism, white supremacy, and privilege in schools and workplaces. The bill passed in the state senate in a 24-15 vote along party lines.

The bill – labeled the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” – bans workplace trainings or schools from teaching that anyone is “inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously” or that anyone is “privileged or oppressed… determined by his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.”

The bill also states that no one should “feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress because of actions… committed in the past by other members of the same race.”

The bill will now come across Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) desk with it being likely he will sign it into law. 

The political director of the Equal Ground Action Fund, Genesis Robinson, has publicly bashed Florida’s lawmakers for passing the “deeply harmful” bill.

Robinson says “For black people and all people of color across the state, this bill is whitewashing our history in America because conversations about historical, factual events may make white students, their parents, and employees uncomfortable”.

This bill comes just days after Florida Lawmakers passed the left-wing dubbed “Don’t Say Gay” bill – the Parental Rights in Education Act – which bans the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity in classes through the third grade.

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