Axios Tampa Bay reports:
Embracing Our Differences — the nonprofit behind the outdoor show that has been displayed annually in Sarasota for two decades — pulled the exhibit at the State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota campus this week after school leaders requested that three pieces of art be removed.
The school found one piece, titled “Being Different Gives the World Color,” objectionable because of the accompanying quotation from Raaina Chadha, a fifth-grade student from New Delhi, India: “Diversity and inclusion are like the needle and thread that stitch together the harmonious fabric of peace for humankind.”
DeSantis announced plans to block state colleges from having DEI programs from SCF’s campus two weeks ago. That same day, 9 miles south, a vandal slashed and threw banners from another Embracing Our Differences art display into the bay at Bayfront Park.
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DEI stands for “diversity, equity, inclusion.”
More photos of the display are at the link.
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— Marc R. Masferrer (@MRMasferrer) February 17, 2023
If your ego and agenda are so fragile that they can be hurt by a few pieces of thought-provoking art and the words of a fifth-grader halfway around the world, maybe you should say goodnight. 🌅
Diversity art too “offensive” for State College of Floridahttps://t.co/bIUhMY6Y0S
— Pain_cakes (@cakes_pain) February 17, 2023
Hard to explain how absolutely benign Embracing Our Differences is. It’s where middle schoolers go for field trips to see like, a picture of a white hand and a black hand high fiving. Ome exhibit SCF objected to was called “Being Different Gives the World Color.”
— Morgan Finkelstein (@momofink) February 16, 2023