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Florida bans DEI spending at all public colleges

DeSantis, who is eyeing a 2024 presidential campaign and is widely considered to be a frontrunner if he declares, castigated university diversity programs as discriminatory in a Monday news conference at New College.

“What this concept of DEI has been is an attempt to impose orthodoxy on the university,” he said. “DEI is better viewed as standing for discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination.”

He also said DEI programs pull college resources away from bolstering academic offerings and hiring efforts.

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