Saturday, March 18, 2023

Report: Florida textbook altered Rosa Parks story to remove references to race. (

Kooky KKK-adjacent Flori-DUH Boy Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS's willing accomplices writing race-neutral textbooks eliminating racism from the history of racism.  This is government contracting and control freakier gone riot.  From

Report: Florida textbook altered Rosa Parks story to remove references to race


A Florida textbook publisher removed all references to race from a lesson about Rosa Parks, the Alabama civil rights hero, in an effort to get its books approved by a Florida committee, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The state is in the middle of reviewing social studies curriculum.

Florida requires schools teach Black history. But a new law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis prohibits instruction that would compel students to feel responsibility, guilt or anguish for what other members of their race did in the past, among other limits. Some publishers felt caught between the two guidelines and increasing political attention to school textbooks.

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One publisher, Studies Weekly, is used in 45,000 schools across the country, according to its website, including Florida elementary schools.

The New York Times compared three versions of the company’s Rosa Parks story, meant for first graders: a current lesson used now in Florida, an initial version created for the state textbook review and a second updated version.

In the current lesson on Rosa Parks, segregation is clearly explained: “The law said African Americans had to give up their seats on the bus if a white person wanted to sit down.”

Studies weekly

A sample social studies curriculum prepared for Florida schools removes earlier references to race from Rosa Parks' story, saying only that she "was told to move to a different seat."

In an updated version created for review by Florida’s textbook committee, race is not mentioned at all.

“She was told to move to a different seat,” the lesson said, without an explanation of segregation.

Studies Weekly cited Florida’s new law as its reason for changing the lesson, the Times reported. 

The Florida Department of Education suggested that Studies Weekly had overreached. Any publisher that “avoids the topic of race when teaching the Civil Rights movement, slavery, segregation, etc. would not be adhering to Florida law,” the department said in a statement, as reported by the Times.

The company’s curriculum is no longer under consideration by the state.


Anonymous said...

Next he will ban the term "Black History." This is referred to as color blind racism. Hell, there are no black people. They are just Americans. Nevermind the fact that they still refer to them as "African American." Will they begin to teach African History then? Just American history? Martin Luther King wasn't fighting for civil rights for black people but also white people? How crazy will these covert racists get?

Anonymous said...

So Rosa Parks is now just American or even white? It's up to the reader to guess what color skin she had? "One American told another American that they had to sit at the back of the bus. The reason why is unclear. She refused to do so. It doesn't happen these days. The end."