By Ruth Bailey
Nebraska News Service 

Nebraska anti-DEI bill sparks passionate comments


February 21, 2024

Dozens of Nebraskans lined the rows and walls of Room 1525 at the Nebraska Capitol, waiting to testify during the Education Committee hearing Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The hearing, lasting late into the night, saw more than 70 people testify in-person and more than 500 people submit online testimony about LB 1330, a bill aimed at eliminating some diversity, equity and inclusion – better known as DEI – programs for public educational institutions.

“This ban is an erasure of the soul and essence of people from racially marginalized groups and other marginalized communities,” said Kipp McKenzie, an educa...

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