Texas Republicans took a strong stand on Monday against the leftist indoctrination that has infiltrated their state’s universities. By passing a bill that would ban Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs, Texas aims to bring back the values that made the state a beacon of conservative ideals. This sets Texas apart as the second state to implement such legislation, following Florida, which passed a similar bill earlier this year.
Texas Moves a Step Closer to Banning Diversity Programs in Higher Education https://t.co/nQG2Ef0ZIU
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The bill passed the house with an 83-60 majority, with lawmakers from both parties getting involved in the debate. Of course, Democrats were quick to voice their opposition to the initiative, with one Democrat lawmaker even claiming that it would lead to more students leaving the state.
The Republicans leading the initiative see things differently. They want to promote Texas values on their campuses, to ensure students are taught how to think critically, rather than being indoctrinated with leftist ideology.
The bill requires that governors at each state university work to eliminate all DEI programs on the campus and ensure that no preferential treatment is given to any “diversity hires.” This is a big win for conservatives across America who have been calling for an end to these programs that aim to divide students through their racial and gender identities.
Texas Republican, Rep. Tony Tinderholt, summed up the initiative perfectly, arguing that if you disagree with the legislation, you are complicit in allowing leftist subversion of our institutions. It’s time to take off the blinders and put the interests of our students first.