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Thu Jun 30, 2022, 11:53 AM Jun 2022

I won't let Florida's 'Stop WOKE Act' silence discussions on race in my classroom


At the same moment that college and university instructors in Florida were grading our students’ final exams, members of the Florida Legislature launched their latest attack on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by passing House Bill 7, the “Stop WOKE Act.”

The mechanism for deciding that an instructor is violating HB 7 is completely subjective. The new law creates a mishmash of state-imposed speech codes that will harm academic achievement in Florida. By stifling the marketplace of ideas, the Stop WOKE Act will hamper the ability of our students to compete with their peers across the country for job placements and post-graduate professional programs.

I am not going to allow HB 7 to stop me from offering my students the most challenging scholarship on the Holocaust, eugenics, racism and related fields. The Stop WOKE Act will have zero impact on my research, public speaking or on my class lesson plans.

In the fall semester, I am teaching my “African Diaspora in the Americas” class, a course I have taught since I was an assistant professor. I invite Gov. DeSantis to audit or to visit my class anytime he is back in Florida. One caveat: The class requires a ton of reading, Mr. Governor!

This editorial was written by professor from the University of Florida. The nation needs to be wary of DeSatan...he's crazier than the orange maggot.
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I won't let Florida's 'Stop WOKE Act' silence discussions on race in my classroom (Original Post) Sancho Jun 2022 OP
the truth will come out pfitz59 Jun 2022 #1
"Woke": heckles65 Jun 2022 #2
Or maybe they just can't spell GenThePerservering Jun 2022 #3
Public service announcement lambchopp59 Jun 2022 #4


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