Saturday, July 29, 2023

ANNALS OF DeSANTISTAN: Tim Scott hits DeSantis on new Florida curriculum: ‘No silver lining in slavery’ (The Hill)

Thanks to South Carolina Senator Timothy Scott for standing up to Florida's stain of pro-slavery propaganda, emanating from Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS and his Florida Board of Education.  DeSANTIS is so egotistical he says he has nothing to do with the decision of the School Board, based upon DeSANTIS's anti-woke laws, while he angrily chafes at the decision he supposedly had nothing to do with! Got it?  From The Hill:

Tim Scott hits DeSantis on new Florida curriculum: ‘No silver lining in slavery’

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, July 27, 2023, in Ankeny, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) criticized Florida Gov. Ron Desantis (R) for his state’s new standards on the teaching of Black history. 

Scott rebuked the new curriculum guidelines, including language that students betaught enslaved people “developed skills” that benefited them under the system of American slavery, during a campaign stop in Iowa on Thursday.

When asked by a Politico reporter, the South Carolina senator said there was no upside to the system whatsoever.

“There is no silver lining in slavery,” Scott said. “Slavery was really about separating families, about mutilating humans and even raping their wives. It was just devastating.”

DeSantis has also faced criticism about about the curriculum from Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), the only Black Republican in Florida’s congressional delegation, and Vice President Harris. Harris called the teachings “propaganda” last week. 

“They dare to push propaganda to our children,” Harris said. “Adults know what slavery really involved. It involved rape. It involved torture. It involved taking a baby from their mother.”

In response to Harris, DeSantis claimed she lied and that those who read the curriculum would agree with him. 

“Anyone that actually read that and listens to Kamala [Harris] would know that she’s lying,” DeSantis said. “That particular provision about the skills, that was in spite of slavery, not because of it.”

It’s not just Florida, however. Republican-led states around the country have cracked down on how race is taught in schools. 

States including Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio — along with Florida — have pushed bills that would stop or change how teachers instruct on race. This has included curriculum updates, book bans and providing parents with more say in what their children are taught. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uncle Tom Scott, not to be confused with Fraud Scott, is getting a little lesson in degenerate Republican politics. You see, if slavery is highlighted and people focus on some of the bad things in history, the more people might view the country in a more realistic light which does contain negativity. This might cause people to demand change and progress and seek out other areas of social injustice.. which Republicans can't stand because that often involves money which they don't want to spend. There is no such thing as solidarity for conservative Republicans, it's a concept that they reject in favor of "individualism" meaning every man for himself... excluding client patron relations or quid pro quo by an atomized society, with the rich and/or more capable having dominion over others.