DeSantis signs bill banning DEI programs at Fla. universities

It’s the latest in his rollout of new laws ahead of a likely presidential campaign.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis talks with reporters after speaking at a fundraising picnic on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Sioux Center, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation Monday banning state universities from funding diversity, equity and inclusion programs, his latest culture war shot ahead of an expected presidential campaign.

This law prohibits programs, majors, minors, curriculum and general education core courses that are based on theories that systemic racism, sexism, oppression and privilege are inherent in the institutions of the United States and were created to maintain social, political and economic inequities.

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