DeSantis’ “Stop Woke Act” advances through Committee Stage

Florida Governor’s “Stop Woke Act” or the “Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees Act (WOKE),” has made it through the committee stage and is now being heard by the judiciary committee.

Per the DailyMail, the legislation “would bar schools and private businesses from making students or employees feel ‘guilt’ or ‘any form of psychological stress’ because of their national origin, sex or race.

Specifically, the bill would outlaw teachings that assert certain individuals are ‘inherently racist [or] sexist] – or ‘morally superior’ – or that characterize individuals’ status as ‘privileged’ or ‘oppressed’ based on their race, sex or national origin.

‘No individual is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously, solely by the virtue of his or her race or sex. No race is inherently superior to another race,’ said Republican Sen. Manny Diaz, the bill’s sponsor.

It is not about ignoring the ‘dark’ parts of American history, but rather ensuring that people are not blamed for sins of the past, Diaz said.”