Debate grows after DeSantis-appointed board abolishes New College of Florida DEI program [Video]

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WASHINGTON (TND) — Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs are under fire at some colleges and universities as some are questioning if the initiative is really accomplishing what it set out to do.

Advocates say the DEI movement is tied to efforts to create equitable workplaces and schools while others say the programs do the opposite of what they intend by prioritizing a person’s identity over their individual merit.

The recent decision to abolish the DEI program at the New College of Florida has sparked debate over the effectiveness of these efforts. The college trustees, many of whom were appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, voted 9-3 to get rid of the school’s Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence. Critics say this is a politically motivated way to silence voices.

“Give students the foundation so they can think for themselves,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Some professors call the DEI programs an attack on American identity.

“Students are going to be …

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