That's the way Ron Davis sees it as Miss Brooker testified this week for the bill named in her honor, HB 213 , the so-called Emily Brooker Intellectual Diversity Act. Davis notes that the bill's supporters, including sponsor Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, and co-sponsor Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin, are more interested in limiting diversity than in increasing it:
Take "intellectual diversity." Under the Brooker Act, it's defined as "the foundation of a learning environment that exposes students to a variety of political, ideological, religious, and other perspectives."
C'mon. Do you really believe they mean it? A "variety" would include perspectives from across a broad spectrum. Brooker and her supporters in the Missouri General Assembly want to squelch perspectives that differ from their point of view. They're pushing for less diversity, not more. That's anything but intellectual.