In New York and California, institutions of higher education bought into wokeness wholesale years ago, but now schools in red states have been infected as well.
In Texas and Florida, several prominent schools have made diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority.
The University of Texas at Austin has been on a years-long journey to appease students demanding the school double down on DEI initiatives.
Austin is a blue area in red Texas, so it’s not a complete surprise that the dogma of DEI has taken hold there. However, it signals that red states are not immune to their local universities foisting woke values on their young people and communities.