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Florida Senate Passes Bill to Limit Instruction About Race

Governor Ron DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis

Photographer: Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg

Florida’s Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill to limit how companies, schools and universities can teach about race.

First proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis to “take on both corporate wokeness and critical race theory,” the bill would make it illegal to subject students and employees to instruction that requires the acceptance of a set of concepts, one of them being that “a person, by virtue of his or her race, color, national origin, or sex is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.”