My guess is that this is a legislative response to the huge surge in White racial anxiety that is showing up in nationwide polls. The GOP base has warmed up and Republican politicians are catching up with them. The woke shit and COVID authoritarianism is what is resonating with their base.
Who was it who said that these woke black professionals were suicidal? I think it was Charles Murray in his most recent book. There are so vastly more of us than them. If the White man woke up one day, got angry and ceased being intimidated by mere words like racism and said “no” to these people and asserted himself for once, well, that would be the end. We’re being held down by invisible chains.
They’ve leaned on the moral capital of the Civil Rights Movement for so long that they have come to take for granted that Whites will always remain passive and servile. The world will always continue to revolve around them and defer to them. They act like this is a permanent state of affairs.