Now, at 11, certain fraternities and sororities are wondering, would they be allowed on public university campuses if the bill that bans diversity and inclusion programs is approved by Florida law mayors? Governor Ron Desantis’s office tells us those organizations will still be allowed to operate on your side. Destiny McKeever is in The Newsroom
With an update on an issue that’s certainly in the spotlight right now. Well, universities such as Edward Waters will not be included in the implications of House Bill 999 because it is a private. University, but it does not mean professors and students there don’t have opinions. We fight for those who are
Fighting for themselves, as well as those who are not able to fight for themselves. So now you’re telling us that we cannot exercise our voice? Jackie Slater is a professor at Edward Waters University. She’s also a member of a black Greek organization, Delta Sigma Theta. She says much of what she remembers
About being a part of diversity programs in school involves helping those who did not have a voice. She says the passing of House Bill 999. Could hurt diversity, equity and inclusion groups. Governor DeSantis says $34 million have been spent on DI initiatives earlier this year. He says the money could be used
In a better way. It’s been used in the administrative apparatus of universities to try to impose not diversity of thought, but to try to impose uniformity of thought. And instead of inclusion, the people that dissent from this orthodoxy are actually excluded and marginalized. This bill would ban on DI at
Any publicly funded university. It would also allow for professors tenure to be called in to review at any time. Slater ended our conversation reading a part of a poem she learned while pledging for my Jewish sisters and I did not help. They came from my Hispanic sisters and I did not help,
But when they came from me there was no one to help me. Said on this topic and we will have much more of that posted on our website whichisfirstcoastnews.com reporting in The Newsroom. I’m destiny McKeever First Coast news on your side.