Florida Government’s Survey of Publicly Funded University Uncovered Millions of Dollars Spent on Anti-White Diversity Initiatives
In early February, the Florida state government published results from its survey of critical race theory (CRT) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in state-funded colleges and universities that discovered millions of dollars in taxpayer funds being sent to these programs.
These initial results came as a response to a letter that Governor Ron DeSantis’ office sent to Florida Department of Education Commissioner Manny Diaz and State University System of Florida Chancellor Ray Rodrigues. In the letter, DeSantis’ office called on each Florida College System and State University System institution to reveal campus activities, programs, and staff connected to CRT and DEI.
Hannah Nightingale of The Post Millennial noted that “This survey of programs has revealed that those in high-ranking DEI positions are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds annually.” The Chief Diversity Officer and its accompanying support staff at the University of Florida are compensated for well over $750,000 annually. The University of Central Florida Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and its assistant are paid a total of $445,000 per year.
On top of that, the survey revealed multiple centers and offices in Florida’s university institutions costing millions of dollars in taxpayer dollars. This includes the Center for Environment Equity and Justice at Florida A&M University, which costs $1.8 million annually, the Diversity and Inclusion Office at the University of South Florida, which costs north of $1.1 million annually, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Florida International University, which costs over $1 million annually.
The universities apparently underreported the size of their programs on their campuses, with the University of Florida did not include its Youth Gender program from its survey response.
Per the University of Florida’s Division of Endocrinology, “UF Health’s Youth Gender Program is for transgender and gender-nonconforming, or TGNC, youth and their families.”
“We educate our patients and their families about gender identity development and gender nonconformity and offer services for social and medical transitioning,” the program highlighted. The program continued by noting that it complies with the World Professional Association For Transgender Health care standards.
Other taxpayer-funded programs that state-run schools included in the survey were Florida State University’s “Social Justice Ally” workbook and the University of South Florida’s “Antiracist Resources” list.
“Social Justice Ally” is a workbook that the Center for Leadership and Social Change uses, which teaches about subjects that include “LGBTTQQIAP+,” “Adultism,” “Sizeism,” “Christian Hegemony,” in addition to “Microaggressions” and other subjects.
“Antiracist Resources” recommends several articles, books, and podcasts for people to read and listen to on the topic of racism and the “black experience.” Some of the most prominent recommendations include “White Fragility” in addition to Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist,” and the article “75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice.”
The resource list also recommends several organizations that white people should donate to, which includes the infamous Minnesota Freedom Fund, the George Floyd Memorial Fund, and Justice for Breonna Taylor.
In early February, DeSantis called out the higher education leadership cabal for its efforts to “impose ideological conformity to try to provoke political activism.”
“Now, if you see the former approach is dominant throughout the country, particularly with respect to academia, you see it manifested in a lot of different ways, but more recently, you see it manifested in things like DEI bureaucracies,” declared DeSantis.
“And this is basically a component of the administration within universities that are imposing a political agenda sometimes things like critical race theory. These bureaucracies are hostile to academic freedom, and really they constitute a drain on resources and end up contributing, certainly around the country, to higher costs as these bureaucracies metastasize,” the Florida governor continued.
To DeSantis’ credit, the Florida governor is not afraid of political confrontations. To stop the higher education industrial complex’s indoctrination of the masses, firm governmental action is needed to rein in these subversives. No questions asked.
These people don’t respond to persuasion. They will only respond to defunding and other acts of force that results in these degenerate institutions being put in their place.