Stefan Posted January 20 Report Share Posted January 20 According to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the history of the Black Race in the U.S. has no educational value and should not be taught. This must come as a surprise to all the closet Republicans in these Discussion groups. It must also be a kick in the shorts to those with blinders on who claim Florida can't be racist because the state has a population that is diverse, beaches and lots and lots of sun. DeSantis administration rejects Advanced Placement course in African American Studies The rejection of an Advanced Placement African American Studies course follows efforts by DeSantis to overhaul Florida’s educational curriculum to limit teaching about critical race theory. In 2021, Florida passed a law that banned teaching the concept, which explores the history of systemic racism in the United States and its continued impacts. The law also banned material from The 1619 Project, a Pulitzer Prize-winning project by The New York Times to reframe American history around the arrival of slave ships on American shores. In 2022, DeSantis also signed a bill restricting how schools can talk about race with students, according to CNN. What does one expect from the administration of a White guy, who when facing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the gubernatorial race, he insulted his opponent's Blackness by actually warning Florida voters: "Don't monkey this up." DeSantis has also claimed, with no proof, that ISIS was recruiting from Black Lives Matter and believes the Three Fifths Compromise was a good thing. For those who forgot their middle school history, The Three Fifths Compromise was reached at the 1787 Constitutional Convention and determined that every enslaved American would be counted as three-fifths of a person for taxation and representation purposes. This agreement gave the Southern states more electoral power than they would have had if the enslaved population had been ignored entirely. I wonder what this schmuck will come up with when he runs for the White House in 2024. But some Black people have the frigging nerve to defend this racist jerk. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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