Ben Carson testified before a Texas Senate subcommittee in support of the legislation.
TEXAS, USA — A Texas House committee is expected to soon take up a bill that would restrict how public universities in the state can promote and incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs.
SB 17 outlaws mandatory diversity training at those universities and would force them to close their DEI offices.
Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson is on record supporting the bill and he told Inside Texas Politics why.
“What we particularly don’t want to do is enact policies that polarize and that create divisions between groups of people,” he said.
Carson testified in support of SB 17 before a Texas Senate subcommittee last month.
The Republican says the country has changed dramatically during his lifetime with tremendous progress in terms of diversity and racial equality.
And he told us part of the reason …