The Republican Governor seems to be saying that his government won’t try to level the employment outreach for minorities and women….
Texas and Florida seem to be trying to backwards to the good ole days….
Problem for Governor Abbot?
His state IS running out of white people…..
A good many minorities and women vote Republican….
But one would think they would want to be able to get good paying government jobs also…..
Diversity, equity and inclusion is a moniker used for policies developed to provide guidance in workplaces, government offices and college campuses intended to increase representation and foster an environment that emphasizes fair treatment to groups that have historically faced discrimination. DEI policies can include resources for underrepresented groups, which can include people with disabilities, LGBTQ people and veterans. In hiring, it can include setting diversity goals or setting thresholds to ensure that a certain number of diverse candidates are interviewed. At universities, DEI offices are often focused on helping students of color or nontraditional students stay in school and graduate.
The governor’s directive represents the latest effort by Republican leaders fighting back against policies and academic disciplines that Republicans nationwide have deemed “woke.” DEI, along with critical race theory, has become a target of conservatives who argue that white people are being unfairly treated or characterized in schools and workplaces.
“Rebranding this employment discrimination as ‘DEI’ doesn’t make the practice any less illegal,” Pate wrote. “Further, when a state agency spends taxpayer dollars to fund offices, departments, or employee positions dedicated to promoting forbidden DEI initiatives, such actions are also inconsistent with the law.”…
Across the country, state leaders, most recently Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, decried DEI offices and their efforts on college campuses, arguing their work is an attempt to impose “woke” liberal ideologies on students.
Two conservative think tanks, the Manhattan Institute and the Goldwater Institute, recently published a legislative roadmap for state legislatures to “abolish DEI bureaucracies” in higher education, which DeSantis has used to craft his agenda.
In Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has been more critical of liberal indoctrination in public universities, proposing to end tenure and restrict certain conversations about race and racism in the college classroom.
Late last year, state Rep. Carl Tepper, R-Lubbock, filed a bill prohibiting state funding toward “any office of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” or an office that supports DEI goals…..
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