The Miami Herald reports:
When Florida rejected a new Advanced Placement course on African American Studies, state officials said they objected to the study of several concepts — like reparations, the Black Lives Matter movement and “queer theory.”
But the state did not say that in many instances, its reviewers also made objections in the state’s attempt to sanitize aspects of slavery and the plight of African Americans throughout history, according to a Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times review of internal state comments.
For example, a lesson in the Advanced Placement course focused on how Europeans benefited from trading enslaved people and the materials enslaved laborers produced. The state objected to the content, saying the instructional approach “may lead to a viewpoint of an ‘oppressor vs. oppressed’ based solely on race or ethnicity.”
Read the full article. No paywall.
Officials said those historical accounts “may only present one side of this issue and may not offer any opposing viewpoints or other perspectives on the subject.” https://t.co/Eo35ElpfWb
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 29, 2023
Florida reviewers of AP African American Studies sought ‘opposing viewpoints’ of slavery https://t.co/8Xs0l2t5s8
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 29, 2023
Damning as hellhttps://t.co/EqUnziGOLu
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 29, 2023
The partisan sickos on Team DeSantis didn’t want students to learn slaves couldn’t build wealth, might give the kids ideas about reparations. Also nothing about Europeans benefiting from slavery, might promote an “oppressor vs oppressed” mentality. https://t.co/P3rczlQBm5
— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) August 29, 2023