The state's Republican-controlledSenateEducation Committee approved the legislation—called"Individual Freedom"—in a vote along party lines.The bill would bar employers from subjecting"any individual, as a condition of employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any other required activity" that promotes certain concepts related to race and racism.
For instance, it would prohibit employers from providing training that"espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels" people to believe they bear"responsibility for, or should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of, actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex, or national origin."Read more: Newsweek »
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Let’s call this what it is: The “White Snowflake I Need a Safe Space” Bill. Wtf does that even mean? Is he scared his racist past will catchup with him? This is so sad & pathetic. Showing the true desperation of the gop to try & prove they aren’t hate filled racists by banning something in K-12 that’s only TAUGHT IN COLLEGE. How terrified they must be for anyone to learn the factual history of this country.
Democrats! clearly & loudly shout it from the rooftops & let it be known that everyone including Independents & disheartened Republicans must come together this 2022 midterm & VOTE BLUE (as if your life depended on it) & 'defeat those damn lying Trumplicans' & SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY! Or it just protect society from radical polarization and playing race card over and over! Dividing people white and black on media headlines not a good sign!
Shocker! Republicans don't want to learn real history. They have preferred making it up for so many years.
Florida Could Shield Whites From 'Discomfort' of Racist PastA bill pushed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel “discomfort” when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation’s past received its first approval Such a dumpster fire of a state government! Headlines dont match the facts... journalism
Ron DeSantis, autocrat-in-training, proposes gratuitously unfair new voting map.thereidout Blog: In an unprecedented move, the Florida governor submitted his own redistricting proposal that would diminish Black and Hispanic voter power and help the GOP. thereidout Nope More Fake News thereidout Rather than target some extreme examples of partisan gerrymandering we should outlaw the practice. Districts should be based on population in adjacent zip codes. thereidout He just doesn’t get it. He’s never gonna be President. He narrowly won the election to become governor of Florida. He will be gone when this term is over.
Florida Guys: Trump and DeSantis Are Done Playing NiceThe shots exchanged by Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are getting less subtle, as both Republicans consider a run at the White House in 2024 TRUMPiCANS 🇺🇸 Rolling stone never gets tired of fabricating facts. Another girl wearing a mattress story.
Ron DeSantis Opens Antibody Centers That Are Useless Against OmicronThe Florida governor is flogging monoclonals that experts say are no match for Omicron. Hold him accountable for the waste and negligence for political gain. I’m pretty sure these clinics are administering Sotrovimab which is effective against Omicron. MichaelDalynyc I had Covid Omicron 3 weeks ago, nasty cough is all I had, took the Monoclonal shots and in 3 days my cough went away. Tested negative in 5 days from when I initially positive test results. So it did help for me.
Stevie Wonder tells senators to 'stop the hypocrisy' on voting rightsStevie Wonder has joined the push for voting rights bills with an open message for senators: 'Stop the hypocrisy' I hope that he says that even blind people can see what the Republicans are trying to do to all the black and brown folks in America.
Stephen Colbert Pricks Gov. Ron DeSantis With A Raunchy New NicknameThe 'Late Show' host hits the Florida governor where it hurts. I guess it was supposed to be funny. So I guess Colbert is taking a break from Trump bashing to start DeSantis bashing. Gee...what a 'classy' guy that Colbert is. 🙄 Love how Steven Colbert can trigger so many snowflakes ❄️
' attempts to ban critical race theory in Florida moved forward on Tuesday as an education panel gave first approval to a bill that would prohibit schools and private businesses from making people feel"guilt" about the country's racist past. The state's Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee approved the legislation—called"Individual Freedom"—in a vote along party lines. The bill would bar employers from subjecting"any individual, as a condition of employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any other required activity" that promotes certain concepts related to race and racism. For instance, it would prohibit employers from providing training that"espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels" people to believe they bear"responsibility for, or should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of, actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex, or national origin." Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on July 13, 2020. He has hit out at critical race theory. Joe Raedle/Getty Images It also prohibits making people"feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin." The bill would allow teachers to facilitate discussions on topics including sexism, slavery, racial oppression and racial segregation in"an age-appropriate manner." But it states that classroom instruction and curriculum"may not be used to indoctrinate or persuade students to a particular point of view inconsistent with the principles of this subsection or state academic standards." Read more