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Florida Doubles Down on Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation

Florida doubles down on anti-critical race theory legislation
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an event on Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla.

ABC News

A new bill in Florida would ban public schools and private businesses from making people feel “discomfort” when being taught about racial discrimination in U.S. history.

It passed the state Senate Committee on Education on Jan. 18 with six yeas and three nays and will move on to debate among state senators.

According to the bill, an individual shouldn’t be made to “feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.”

The language mirrors many of the bills that have been introduced in roughly 32 states across the country that attempt to limit or restrict the teaching and discussion of racial history in the U.S.

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