Morgan Craven, J.D. • Knowledge is Power • September 16, 2021 •

Morgan Craven photoFlorida legislators filed House Bill 57, an expansive censorship bill that contains much of the same language as other policies across the country prohibiting the discussion of certain “divisive concepts” related to race, racism and other forms of discrimination.

This dangerous bill prohibits discussions of these concepts in public schools and colleges, state agencies, counties and municipalities. It also requires agencies to report expenditures on “diversity and inclusion training” and prohibits hired contractors from discussing the so-called divisive concepts, even allowing for them to be reported to the state and disciplined should they violate the law.

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