State universities would be prohibited from using diversity, equity and inclusion as a litmus test for hiring staff or doing business with contractors under a measure approved by a Senate committee on Thursday.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee amended the post-secondary education budget to include language that would bar state universities from demanding a "diversity-equity-inclusion oath" of job applicants, students and contractors.
"These DEI oaths are veiled litmus tests to ascertain support for radical race focused . . .
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