DeSantis Exposes Marxist Slant of African American History Course, Demands Rewrite

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from Heritage Foundation,

It turns out that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was once again right to take a stand against woke ideology when he banned a course ostensibly devoted to African American studies.

The White House—and NPR liberals shilling for it on the public dime—slammed him for it, but the course was indeed more Marxism masquerading as ethnic studies.

“It is incomprehensible to see that this is what this ban—or this block, to be more specific—that DeSantis has put forward. If you think about the study of black Americans, that is what he wants to block,” said a very irate Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House spokesperson, who often struggles at the podium.

But again, Jean-Pierre seemed to be confused.

Students in Florida public schools are taught a good deal of African American history, learning about—and getting an appreciation for—the likes of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, and many other African American leaders and historical figures.

They learn about freedom movements, slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow laws, all as part of state requirements for schools to teach African American history.

There’s an African American History Task Force managed by the state commissioner of education, with recognition for school districts that do an exemplary job teaching the subject.

Florida statute 1003.42(2)(h) requires public schools to teach “the history of African Americans, including the history of African peoples before the political conflicts that led to the development of slavery, the passage to America, the enslavement experience, abolition, and the contributions of African Americans to society.”

What Florida schools don’t teach, however, is communism.

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