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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on University of Florida

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Washington, March 1, 2024 | comments

Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford (NV-04) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the University of Florida: 

“The decision today by the University of Florida to eliminate its diversity, equity, and inclusion offices and to fire staff focused on creating a more inclusive learning environment, is far out of step with the standards and values expected of a public institution of higher education that is a member of the American Association of Universities, and which receives its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

“Contrary to Governor DeSantis’ claim that ‘DEI is toxic’, it is intolerance that is toxic. Since the Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action, DEI programs have come under attack on college campuses, in the corporate sector and beyond – this being the latest example. The University of Florida, as a public institution that receives federal funding, should be evaluated for potential civil rights violations.”

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