The Associated Press reports:
The Florida Senate approved legislation on Thursday that limits how workplaces and schools teach about race and identity. The measure prohibits trainings that cause someone to feel guilty or ashamed about the past collective actions of their race or sex, and its passage clears the way for Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign one of his top legislative priorities into law.
After two days of emotional debate on a proposal that remains clouded by considerable confusion, the Senate passed the framework for the so-called “Stop Woke Act” 24 to 15, in a party-line vote.
DeSantis initially proposed the bill in December, arguing he wanted Florida to become a bulwark against corporate trainings and school lessons that make people uncomfortable about the actions of their ancestors.
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It’s really called the “Stop Woke Act.” Shoulda went for something more catchy, like the “Ambien Act” or the “White Fragility Act” https://t.co/8jIizoJirX
— MF MOCK (@brentinmock) March 10, 2022
Just now – Florida Senators pass the bill called “Individual Freedom” – what the Gov calls “Stop WOKE act”: 24-15 – party lines.
It essentially blocks schools & businesses from teaching race/ethnic history & diversity in a way that makes someone feel shamed, guilty@WPLGLocal10
— Glenna Milberg (@GlennaWPLG) March 10, 2022
BREAKING: The Florida Senate just passed the so-called “Stop WOKE Act” bill, which censors conversations about racism, LGBTQ+ issues and discrimination.
This comes days after Florida passed its “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill. https://t.co/Q8ZxxdnAIz
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 10, 2022