Letters to the Editor
March 23, 2023

To the Editor:

In response to the LTTE published recently regarding Florida’s Individual Freedom Act or the Stop W.O.K.E. Act, must not have read the bill. Its main purpose is to stop, as a condition of employment or education, requiring any individual to believe specific concepts. That to do so is a form of discrimination. The act states that no race, sex or national origin is superior, inherently racist, privileged or oppressed and, therefore, no race, sex or national origin should be treated differently or discriminated against all in the name of diversity, inclusion or equity. Further, regardless of your race, sex or origin, you should not be made to feel guilty because of your race, sex or origin. It seems to me that forcing one to believe in a specific concept, i.e., that the passage of this bill is a form of White grievance politics is ludicrous.

Patti Walker
Fillmore, Ca.