Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

US News

Oklahoma Focuses On Creating Equal Opportunities, Not Equal Outcomes

via Forbes Breaking News

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has issued an executive order banning the use of state funds, property, or resources by state agencies and institutions for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs that grant preferential treatment based on race, color, sex, ethnicity, or national origin.

Stitt aims to encourage equal opportunity rather than equal outcomes and shift the focus away from exclusivity and discrimination.

The order also prohibits forcing individuals to participate in certain activities or disclose personal information. (Trending: Here Are The Most Disturbing Ways Hunter Biden Spent His Millions)

The ban will be enforced “to the extent they grant preferential treatment based on one person’s particular race, color, sex, ethnicity, or national origin over another’s.”

“In Oklahoma, we’re going to encourage equal opportunity, rather than promising equal outcomes,” said Stitt.

“Encouraging our workforce, economy, and education systems to flourish means shifting focus away from exclusivity and discrimination, and toward opportunity and merit,” he continued.

Adding, “We’re taking politics out of education and focusing on preparing students for the workforce.”

The funds are prohibited from forcing people to “participate in, listen to, or receive any education, training, activities, procedures, or programming,” “swear, certify, or agree to any loyalty oath that favors or prefers one particular race, color, sex, ethnicity, or national origin over another,” forcing people to “certify or declare agreement with, recognition of, or adherence to, any particular political, philosophical, religious, or other ideological viewpoint,” forcing people to “provide a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement,” for a job, or forcing a person to “disclose their pronouns.”

This move has garnered support from various organizations and individuals who believe that DEI programs can lead to division, erode free speech rights, and increase tuition costs.

Patrice Onwuka, director of Independent Women’s Forum’s Center for Economic Opportunity said, “As a nation, we strive for equality of opportunity to give every young person a chance at achieving their American Dream.”

“For years, universities and government agencies, even those in red states, have become increasingly beholden to a coercive liberal agenda, often framed under the banner of DEI,” said David Safavian, general counsel for the American Conservative Union.

“The transformation of these institutions has been exposed following the response by major universities in the aftermath of the October 7th terror attack by Hamas,” continued Safavian.

“Especially with that in mind, CPAC applauds Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt for acting through executive order today to take down DEI in all of Oklahoma’s government.”

The governor’s action has been praised for removing discriminatory and divisive race-based programming and staffing from Oklahoma colleges and universities.

Most Popular:

Hunter Biden’s Own Memoir Is Coming Back To Haunt Him In Criminal Trial

LeBron James Shares Gun Advice For Americans

Top Democrat Loses In Historic Landslide

You May Also Like

US News

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer claimed that a business operated by Hunter Biden made monthly payments to President Joe Biden,...

US News

Senator Susan Collins is developing legislation to compel the U.S. military to follow state-level red and yellow flag laws for service members. The proposed...

US News

The Biden administration is seeking Mexico’s assistance in curbing the record flow of migrants crossing into the U.S., but Mexico has its own demands,...

US News

Dr. Anthony Fauci faced intense questioning from the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, where he admitted that the six-foot social distancing rule...

US News

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins claims that there were “at least 200” undercover federal agents embedded in the crowd during the January 6 Capitol riot,...

US News

A record number of Chinese nationals crossed the US-Mexico border in November 2023, with 4,797 encounters, marking the third consecutive month of record encounters....

US News

A proposed rule by the Biden administration that would require foster parents to adhere to a child’s chosen gender identity, potentially excluding faithful Christian...