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Florida Bill Banning Race ‘Guilt’ Training Goes to Governor (1)

March 10, 2022, 5:30 PMUpdated: March 10, 2022, 10:10 PM

Workplace training and public school lessons that teach people they should feel guilty about their race or sex would be banned in Florida, under legislation lawmakers sent to the governor Thursday.

Training that endorses certain concepts related to racism, sexism, privilege, and merit-based advancement—such as individuals “must feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress” because of past actions by other people of the same race or sex—“constitutes discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin,” according to the bill (H.B. 7).

Sen. Manny Diaz (R) said his intention in supporting the bill was “to improve ...