An African American history course has been prohibited in Florida, according to Ron DeSantis, who highlighted its presence of information on prisons and “queer theory.”
After the state, last week rejected the pilot course, the Republican governor criticized the College Board’s Advanced Placement course in African American studies.
Mr. DeSantis saw how the course covered “queer theory” while he was exploring a charter school in Jacksonville on Monday.
It was “on the wrong side of the line for Florida standards,” he claimed.
What is one of the lessons in this course on Black History about? He responded, “Queer theory!” as per Florida Politics.
“Who would argue that queer theory is a meaningful part of Black History? When you read the information on intersectionality and the removal of jails, you can tell that someone is forcing political agenda on our children. Therefore, with Florida rules, this is on the wrong side of the line,” the governor continued.
“It’s obvious that you’re trying to utilize Black history for political ends when you want to throw queer theory in,” he said.
The Florida Commissioner of Education, Manny Dáz Jr., stated his criticism of issues like intersectionality, closing prisons, and Black Queer Studies in the Twitter previous week.