OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, and Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, along with legislators from across the state, filed a concurrent resolution on Thursday to defund any state-funded institutions of higher education that do not immediately eliminate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) from every vestige of their institution.
“DEI is better understood by the taxpayers of Oklahoma as Divide, Exclude and Indoctrinate, and is in opposition to the principle of equality and the closely held beliefs that reflect the overwhelming majority of taxpaying Oklahomans,” Standridge said. “If our universities and colleges funded all or in part by the hard work of Oklahomans do not immediately eliminate every bit of DEI within their institutions their funding should be cut and all investments made by taxpayers on their campuses should be repossessed to be used by an alternative education entity that will respect the beliefs and principles of those who pay for such.”
Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 would direct state funded Oklahoma universities and colleges to immediately discontinue and disband their DEI programs in whole.
“Our colleges are constantly discriminating against, shaming and shunning any students that do not tow the DEI and leftist line,” Humphrey said. “This must stop immediately. Taxpayers are sick of learning from their children about sexual indoctrination, racist practices and blatant indoctrination into worldly leftist beliefs being pushed by their chosen college and will not stand for this any longer.”
“It is as if our universities believe they have gotten so much smarter than everyone else that they can ignore the equality guaranteed in our Constitution,” said Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow. “Why they would return to new racism to make up for past racism makes no sense and just punishes innocent young students. We look forward to when our colleges return from institutions of indoctrination back to institutions of higher learning.”