You may have heard that the bigoted little beavers that implement Ron DeSantis’ vision of America are busily rewriting middle-school history curriculum to make Pudding Fingers more palatable to bigots throughout the land.
“Vice president Kamala Harris will visit Florida today to address the state’s new standards for teaching black history in schools,” Willie Geist said on Morning Joe today.
“Earlier this week, the state’s board of education approved new guidelines that includes teaching students that some Black people benefited from slavery because it taught them useful skills. The White House says the vice president now will deliver remarks in Jacksonville to highlight the administration’s efforts to “protect fundamental freedoms.” The visit comes a day after Harris’ speech in Indianapolis where she blasted states banning books.
And speaking of our children, extremists pass book bans to prevent them from learning our true history. Book bans in this year of our Lord 2023. And while they do this, check it out. They push forward revisionist history. Just yesterday in the state of Florida, they decided middle school students will be taught that enslaved people benefitted from slavery! They insult us in an attempt to gaslight us and we will not stand for it.
“I had to dig in and read this i thought the headline couldn’t be true. Here it is. A 216-page document from the Florida state board of education. One section that reads, ‘Slaves developed sequels that in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefits. Never thought I’d see both sides-ism of slavery caught in public schools,” Geist said.
“It is not only insulting, it is humiliating, and it really is dangerous, because it will instruct young people, if it is allowed to go forward, not only a distorted version of American history, but it robs us from seeing where we are. When you see the vice president going to Florida today to really give national spotlight to this, it shows also how far the country’s gone, that you have a first time in the history of the country a woman, and a Black woman as vice president that came from a history of slavery. So to distort how brutal slavery is is like saying an abused woman, a man says ‘I abused her trying to get her bad lineage out her, family curses out of her.’ I mean it is absolutely absurd, insulting and it is not only a distortion of American history but it robs from us the progress that we have made,” Al Sharpton said.
“Therefore, the progress we must continue. And I couldn’t think of anything more egregious to do to young people, so i’m glad that the vice president is going to Forida to underline this.”
Joe Scarborough pointed out the state requirement forced teachers to engage in both sides-ism.
“To talk about, for instance, the infamous 1920 massacre in Florida that actually was described by many as one of the most single bloody days in American history for this type of massacre against Black people. The guidelines say teachers must also teach acts of violence in massacres like this against Black people, the acts of violence Black people may have committed in that massacre.
“Again, a massacre against Black people in Florida, because a Black man tried to vote. This would be akin to saying if you’re in Warsaw, you must teach not only how Nazis massacred the Jews, but if the Jews did anything in the Warsaw uprising to try to defend themselves against the Nazi massacre, you must teach those acts of violence against Nazi stormtroopers as well.”
FYI: There were two general categories of Africans who were enslaved here: warriors, and farmers. The farmers arrived with a considerable skill set already, but in Pudding Fingers’ America, they were blank slates.