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Thu May 25, 2023, 04:27 PM May 2023
In Florida university classrooms, here's what students are 'free' not to learn [View all]Gov. Ron DeSantis has created an army of feeling police who will function to purge our corporations and schools from discussion of systemic racial disparities.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and his government have enacted laws that outlaw a form of free speech. Among these laws are the Individual Freedom Act, also known as Floridas Stop Woke Act (HB 7), and SB 266, which prohibits general college courses from teaching 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. These laws can make it illegal to discuss why there are systematic racial disparities in birth rates, occupations, income, wealth, health and mortality.
Backers of the bills assert this form of speech is banned because it may cause a person to feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress. Consequently, these laws will free Floridians from having to attend workshops or take classes that discuss the causes and consequences of systematic racial disparities.
The critical question then becomes, how will DeSantis enforce these laws? That is, how can you police free speech? Diabolically, these laws deputize individuals to inform the appropriate authorities if, for some arbitrary reason, they felt guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress after being exposed to discussions about systemic racial disparities. As a result, these laws will create an army of collaborators/ informants/ sympathizers who will police our classrooms and corporations. In short, DeSantis has created an army of feeling police that will function to purge our corporations and schools from any discussion of systemic racial disparities.
In addition, these laws empower Floridas government to punish corporations (for example, Disney) or schools that allegedly caused an individual to be anguished. These laws endow the government to fine corporations and to withhold support from Floridas universities if they do not purge discussions of systemic racial disparities.
Thus, as a result of these laws, universities and corporations are now in continuous fear that an anguished feeling police officer is in their midst, an empowered sympathizer who will report them to the appropriate authorities for being politically incorrect. But, of course, this is Floridas government intent. It will control free speech by creating fear within these institutions that a collaborator declares that she or he felt anguished. DeSantis wants everyone to be walking on eggshells waiting to be accused.
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In Florida university classrooms, here's what students are 'free' not to learn [View all] Zorro May 2023 OP
The backers say this is because some people feel "guilt" or "anguish" thucythucy May 2023 #1
THANK YOU Skittles May 2023 #3
It isn't, and will fall at the first legal challenge. malthaussen May 2023 #4
DeSantis' own political commissars. keithbvadu2 May 2023 #2
Well then... OldBaldy1701E May 2023 #5
Surely some of this is headed to court. lees1975 May 2023 #6