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Students at Florida International University are not happy with DeSantis’ proposals to eliminate diversity, equity and inclusion programs

WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLORIDA – There are going to be rallies all over the Sunshine State to protest Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent decisions about education.

Students at Florida International University are unhappy with DeSantis’ plans to get rid of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at Florida’s public universities and colleges.

They said that these plans are scary and hurtful, and they want the governor to hear what they have to say.

Ness Cruz, a FIU student, said, “We have power in numbers, we’re strong, we’re young, and we’re ready to stand up for what we believe in.”

On Thursday, there was going to be a protest on the campus of the university. The goal was to send a message to the governor.

Nekorrah Katako, a student at Nova Southeastern University, said, “We will always be here, no matter what, and no matter what you do to try to silence us, we will always be here.” “All we want is to live and be happy. That’s all we want.”

The protest is part of a walkout on college campuses across the state in response to DeSantis’s plans to end these programs.

He told everyone on January 31.

DeSantis said, “We’re also going to get rid of all DEI and Critical Race Theory bureaucracies in Florida.” “If that doesn’t get money, it will die on the vine.”

Students at FIU are being asked to wear black and bring posters and pride flags to a rally called “Can’t Ban Us” to protest his plan.

“Right now, a lot of people are scared, but I have hope more than anything else because, again, we are so much stronger,” said Kaily Lachapelle, President of FIU’s Pride Student Union.

Thursday, people were going to walk out all over the state.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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