Sunday, December 4, 2022

Judge strikes down Florida’s ‘anti-woke’ law for universities - Nathan M Greenfield, University World News

The legislation, signed into law earlier this year, and dubbed the “Stop the WOKE Act”, was touted by Governor DeSantis and his supporters in the Florida legislature as a way to silence supposed left-wing professors and “cultural Marxists” and rid the state’s lecture halls of such topics as Critical Race Theory, which, they said, teaches students to hate America and forces white students to feel guilty about racial history pre-dating their birth. In his 139-page decision, Judge Mark E Walker of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida came out swinging, quoting George Orwell’s 1984 in his first sentence: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”