Florida’s Leading Newspaper Strikes Governor Ron DeSantis Over Fear-Instrumental “Racial Theory” Bill

Florida’s Republican governor criticized for being “reactionary and dictatorial” liar on a difficult Christmas day Editor published by South Florida Sun Sentinel.

“Remember the boogeyman, the specter your parents invoked to make you behave? Almost every culture has one. like critical racial theory – a subject taught at some schools. colleges but not in Florida public schools,” the paper explained. “However, the governor wants to ban it from schools and, for good measure, from the personnel policies and sensitive training courses of private businesses. That is not conservative; it reactionary and dictatorial.”

DeSantis calls its proposal the Preventing Wrongs Against Children and Our Employees (WOKE) Act.

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“It perpetuated two big persistent lies: Racism didn’t have a huge impact on American history, and it doesn’t matter now,” the paper explained. “That is the current dogma of DeSantis’ Republican Party in its determination to maintain the loyalty of white voters, who fear losing their social and political dominance in the face of demographic changes. Critical racial theory’s discrimination, by making it an abuser, is a front in the Republican culture wars.DeSantis would have left Floridians ignorant of those aspects. troubles of our past, present, and future.”

The editorial board concluded that DeSantis “knew important racial theory not taught in schools,” but was lying about it anyway.

“There’s been nothing like the DeSantis bill in the 96 years since Tennessee outlawed the teaching of evolution. John Scopes, a high school teacher, volunteered to test the law in what was already known. known, of the state’s eternal mortification, known as the ‘monkey trial.’ Tennessee of course failed to abolish science, but it stunted the intellectual growth of a generation children,” the newspaper explained. “Similarly, mid-20th-century Virginia textbooks gave students a fictional story about happy slaves who loved their kind masters. One particular illustration. deceptively depicts a well-dressed black family – father, mother, and children – greeted with a handshake on a slave ship.”

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The paper explains the impact of DeSantis’ lies.

“Although the Civil War ended slavery, it took another century for Jim Crow to be outlawed. But the effects persisted, noted by racial disparities in the making of slavery. employment, income, and incarceration; in slums segregated by government housing policy; and how Republican legislatures try to crack down on the Black Vote. evident almost everywhere the honest eye looks,” wrote the editorial board. “Truth, no one teaches kids to hate our country or each other, but we need to teach them Not hate each other, even unconsciously, and recognize prejudices for what they are. That can’t be done by pretending they don’t exist. “

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