DeSantis Tells Universities To Report How Taxpayer Money Is Used For Diversity On Campus

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In a memo addressed to Florida’s Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asked for documents related to “operational expenses” associated with diversity initiatives in state universities.

Although the letter was dated on December 28, DeSantis’ Press Secretary posted the memo to Twitter on Wednesday. The tweet said, “All state university & college systems in Florida have been required to report expenditures and resources utilized for campus activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and critical race theory. Stay tuned.”

The memo also went on to state, “This letter is a request for information from the Department of Education and State University System regarding the expenditure of state resources on programs and initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory within our state colleges and universities.”

The universities are told to include descriptions of each program, how many people are employed within each program, their salary and the amount of money the state has provided to support the program.

According to recent analysis, universities employ as many as three diversity employees per 100 faculty professors. These positions’ salaries can range from about $330K per-year to $430K per-year.