African American Studies is American Studies.
"Nothing Can Be Changed if it Is Not Faced." -James Baldwin
America has done some very unsavory shit. We built this country and much of it’s industry in part on the backs of human beings that were kidnaped and forced to endure unforgivable and horrifying lives. Sorry folks, just the facts. If we can’t acknowledge that, we can never grow or change. Putting our hands over our eyes and pretending it didn’t happen (I’m looking at you, Gov. DeSantis) doesn’t make it go away. It’s insulting. And frankly, awful.
As a Miami Beach born and raised Dirty Moderate, watching Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) face yet more criticism after his administration rejected an AP African Studies course being taught in Florida’s schools in the latest curriculum-related authoritarian action is sickening.
In a letter to the College Board Florida Partnership his administration stated:
“the content of this course is inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”
Wow. Just wow.
Listen to the episode here or hop over to YouTube to SEE me talk about how afraid of truth DeSantis is in the video version of today’s episode!
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