Red state has major win in fight against wokeness

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The fight against the Radical Left and their woke agenda has been a long one. And it does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

However, a red state has just won a major battle in the fight against wokeness.

In a move likely to reverberate across the nation, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has taken a decisive stance against the burgeoning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) apparatus within state agencies and higher education institutions.

Signed on Wednesday, the executive order marks a significant departure from the current landscape, prioritizing meritocratic principles and fiscal responsibility over the pursuit of nebulous “equal outcomes.”

Stitt’s directive mandates a comprehensive review of all existing DEI programs and positions, scrutinizing their efficacy and alignment with the order’s core tenets.

Taxpayer dollars, the Governor asserts, will no longer be funneled into initiatives promoting preferential treatment based on race, color, sex, ethnicity, or national origin.

This shift marks a deliberate rejection of the “equal outcomes” mantra, instead prioritizing the pursuit of “equal opportunities” and a system where merit reigns supreme.

The order’s provisions are clear and unequivocal.

It prohibits state funds from supporting programs or positions that grant preferential treatment based on protected characteristics. Individual autonomy is safeguarded through a ban on forced participation in DEI programs and the rejection of “loyalty oaths” tied to such initiatives.

Notably, the order also respects individual choices regarding pronoun usage, emphasizing respect for personal preferences within a framework of free speech.

Supporters of the order commend it as a necessary step towards a more equitable and meritocratic system.

They argue that the current DEI landscape often fosters division and resentment, while diverting resources from crucial educational and employment initiatives.

Patrice Onwuka, Director of the Independent Women’s Forum’s Center for Economic Opportunity, hailed the move, stating: “This order ensures every Oklahoman has the opportunity to succeed based on their individual merit, not their identity. It protects students and employees from discriminatory practices and fosters a more inclusive environment for all.”

Governor Stitt’s bold move aligns with a growing trend in Republican-led states, many of which have enacted similar measures in recent years.

Oklahoma joins Florida, Texas, and Iowa in placing restrictions on DEI programs within public institutions.

The debate over the role of government in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is likely to remain a contentious one, and Stitt’s order has undoubtedly reignited the conversation.

Stitt’s action signifies a stark challenge to the status quo, prompting crucial discussions about the effectiveness and consequences of current DEI practices within state institutions.

The order stands as a testament to the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility, meritocratic principles, and individual liberty, and its potential impact on Oklahoma and the nation as a whole remains to be seen.

While legal challenges and concerns from critics will undoubtedly follow, the order’s ripple effect is undeniable, and it’s clear that Governor Stitt has thrown down the gauntlet in the ongoing debate over the role of DEI in American society.

The fight against the Radical Left is not slowing down anytime soon, and America needs strong leaders who will defend our freedoms.

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