By Hudson Crozier
What happened: The Florida College Board modified an Advanced Placement (A.P.) course for high school students on African-American history after Gov. Ron DeSantis banned a previous version. The governor called the curriculum “indoctrination” while his Department of Education alleged that it violated the “Stop Woke Act.”
What’s different now? Following DeSantis’s criticism, the Florida College Board removed topics discussing far-left intellectuals associated with black feminism, critical race theory, LGBT activism, and more. Controversial topics such as reparations for slavery and the Black Lives Matter movement will remain optional for research projects, along with a new topic: “Black conservatism.”
The facts: The College Board claimed that the changes it made to the course were not in response to DeSantis’s attacks. Whether or not that’s true, the Board ultimately decided that the controversial content wasn’t necessary to capture the “full range of the black community.”
Big picture: DeSantis continues to achieve victories in removing left-wing content from K-12 schools and higher education. His hard-line approach is catching on—an Oklahoma official recently demanded that public colleges and universities disclose funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs after DeSantis did the same.