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Lawmakers continue to blast Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Department of Education for blocking a new AP African American History course from being taught in Florida high schools.
The latest volley comes from Tampa Democratic Rep. Dianne Hart, who chairs the Legislative Black Caucus and Region 6 of the National Caucus of Black State Legislators. In a lengthy statement, the third-term Representative said the Governor has “proven that he sees no value in the history and the lives of Black people.”
“The purposeful erasure of Black history, people, and culture from our State and it’s schools by this Governor is simply appalling. Black history is American history and should be respected and taught just as every other aspect of history, including the other voluntary AP courses that AP African American History was a part of,” she said.
“This has gone on for far too long, and one must ask the question what are you afraid of? Are you afraid that by learning the truth about American history that Black children will want revenge? Are you afraid that the truth about what has transpired in America