FL Democrats Decry DeSantis Blocking CRT AP Course

FL Democrats Decry DeSantis Blocking CRT AP Course

“Florida is doing its best to tilt the scales and shut down important, much-needed discussions of race, slavery, stolen lands and undeniable history that have led to where we are as a society today.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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January 23, 2023

The battle over teaching Critical Race Theory continues in the Sunshine State. With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) pushing back against efforts, Democrats across Florida are standing united in support of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

On social media, a number of Democrats have responded to recent developments in the Governor’s pushback against the controversial CRT.

Karla Hernandez-Mats, the President of the United Teachers of Dade and the 2022 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, share a scathing review of Gov. DeSantis’ pushback.

“Governor DeSantis’ ban on the teaching of A.P. African American History in Florida public schools is the latest in his string of racist actions that are aimed to appeal to a discriminatory base of followers,” Hernandez-Matz expressed, adding that with his new efforts, he’s gone from “Don’t Say Gay” to “Don’t Say Black.”

Calling it a “pattern” that DeSantis continues to display to Floridians, she explained that DeSantis “arrested black voters who were told they could vote close to election day, he dismantled two majority black congressional districts, and how he has turned his ire on educators, students, and the entire African-American community once again, determined to erase history on his way to the White House.”

Florida State Senator Shevrin Jones (D) also commented on the matter, sharing his comments after the Governor blocked a new Advanced Placement course for African American studies.

“Florida is doing its best to tilt the scales and shut down important, much-needed discussions of race, slavery, stolen lands and undeniable history that have led to where we are as a society today,” Jones said.

Florida’s Department of Education issued a statement on the block, detailing that the course is “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”

The Department did not issue further comments on its analysis of the course.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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