The act bans training sessions in the workplace that compel people to believe that they are “morally superior” to members of another race.

Florida, historically, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been knows as one of the best places to operate a business. Now, however, with the passing of the Stop WOKE Act, Florida may soon become the first in the country to prohibit certain types of training in the workplace, creating traps for businesses who fail to adhere to a new law that could essentially end popular diversity and inclusion training programs.

The “Stop WOKE Act,” which was first introduced in December 2021 by Gov. Ron DeSantis, was quickly passed by the House on Feb. 24. The bill still needs to be approved by Senate and then signed into law, but as Republicans hold a majority in the Senate and DeSantis is in full support of the bill, it is likely to be approved and signed into law.

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