Gov. Ron DeSantis Slams Critical Race Theory As Unsubstantiated

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed critical race theory on Wednesday during his COVID-19 update and education announcement. CRT will not be taught in Florida schools and DeSantis also proposed a $106 million boost in funding for civics education in the state with the funding from the coronavirus stimulus package.

Gov. DeSantis said, “There’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory, teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”

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Critical race theory is ‘the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of colour,’ according to Britannica.

Madison Cawthorn shared to Twitter, “Gov. DeSantis is once again stepping up by condemning and promising to keep critical race theory out of FL schools. We should not be teaching our kids an agenda driven message when they are receiving their education. Our kids should never be taught to hate our amazing nation.”

The Florida governor also said, “So we will invest in actual solid, true curriculum and we will be a leader in the development and implementation of a world-class civics education. I think if you look around the country, not just in Florida over the last many years, maybe decades, understanding what our country was founded on, understanding the civic tradition, and the Constitution, all these things, has become very much a lost art.”

Former President Trump in September 2020 stopped the critical race theory training in federal agencies and described it as ‘anti-American propaganda.’

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