Florida colleges are embracing critical race theory, new report finds

A new report of 520 colleges and universities in Guillaume Jacobsonlaw professor who teaches Cornell Universityfound that 236 of these schools have adopted critical race theory (CRT).

These schools have mandated CRT courses or training for students, faculty, and staff. CRT claims that many American institutions are systematically racist and oppressive towards racial minorities.

Jacobson said his research found that 236 colleges “mandate race-related training and studies, sometimes calling it CRT, but more often using euphemisms like ‘anti-racism’ or ‘equity’.” He is president and director of the Legal Insurrection Foundation and maintains a website that points to many areas where CRT and CRT-related elements are being pushed.

Jacobson’s data shows that 138 colleges and universities have incorporated the CRT into their school-wide mandatory materials related to curriculum requirements. The CRT is introduced by 109 colleges and universities with their mandatory school-wide training for students that includes online orientations. -racism/DEI/CRT/etc are integrated into the general curriculum”). An additional 34 colleges and universities use the CRT in department-specific mandatory training for faculty and staff, while 13 colleges and universities use the CRT in the mandatory department-wide “search/recruitment committee-specific training”. ‘school.

According to Legal Insurrection Foundation‘s, some of these colleges adopting CRT are in Florida.

In 2020, the University of Central Floridaa (UCF) said it will conduct implicit bias training and other training for everyone who participates in hiring and search committee processes. UCF also updated its diversity policy in May by adding a diversity requirement for all first undergraduate degrees.

the University of Florida (UF) requires students, faculty, and staff to undergo anti-bias training.

the Yum Universityia anti-racism, bias and diversity training that includes training modules on implicit bias and microaggression required for students and staff.

Florida State University (FSU) has not fully adopted CRT. FSU has taken steps to provide anti-racism resources to its students, but no obligation Critical race training sessions are requested from students.

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