Ron DeSantis caused NFL legend Emmitt Smith to have this embarrassing meltdown

May 29, 2024

Ron DeSantis has become an expert at driving the Left up the wall.

Now his bold conservative agenda is causing a major celebrity to lose it. 

And Ron DeSantis caused NFL legend Emmitt Smith to have this embarrassing meltdown.

Florida bans DEI at colleges and universities

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is cleaning out the rot in the education system.

Divisive left-wing indoctrination like critical race theory and radical gender ideologies have been in his crosshairs.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) replace merit with a race, gender, and sexual orientation-based spoils system.

It has become the principle that the Left uses to spread woke indoctrination in schools.

That is why DeSantis signed a bill outlawing it at Florida’s public colleges and universities to return their mission to education.

“Florida is where DEI goes to die,” DeSantis wrote on X after the University of Florida dropped DEI.

“DEI is toxic and has no place in our public universities,” DeSantis added. “I’m glad that Florida was the first state to eliminate DEI and I hope more states follow suit.”

Former Cowboys star Emmitt Smith rages over Florida’s colleges ditching wokeness

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith is furious that his alma mater, the University of Florida, dumped its DEI office as a result of the law.

He raged earlier this year after the college first announced that it was done with DEI.

In an interview with USA Today, Smith continued to lash out at Florida’s decision to eliminate it.

 “When I see them destroying DEI for the sake of politics…it’s not even common sense,” Smith said. “This is just sheer out of spite and sheer power.

“At the end of the day, this country was built on people fighting for what is right for everybody, not just a select few,” Smith continued. “And with that fight, and with the University of Florida being as visible as it is, it irked me. To the fullest.”

Smith said that Florida’s President had previously stated the college would stand up to politicians.

“’Nah, we’re the University of Florida. We’re going to be here a lot longer than you, (Gov.) Ron DeSantis, a lot longer than you, Jeb Bush; we’re going to be here a lot longer than any other governor that tries to push something of this magnitude down the throats of so many Americans and so many Florida citizens.’” Smith recalled the president saying.

The former NFL star claimed without evidence that getting rid of DEI would prevent students from becoming leaders.

“Because when I was in college, and everywhere I’ve been, they always talked about leadership…and how we needed to become leaders – especially athletes,” Smith said.

Smith connected the elimination of DEI with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), which are the 3 elements that make up the legal concept of publicity in college sports which allows players to get paid for marketing opportunities.

“So, let’s not talk about dismantling DEI at a time. I think DEI happens to be a consequence of NIL. You get one, they take the other one away. It’s strategic,” Smith ranted.

The Left was used to dominating the agenda at colleges before the change.

Now they’re lashing out because they’re losing control of the institution.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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