The Florida Department of Education recently rejected a new Advanced Placement course from the College Board known as AP African American Studies due to its violation of a state law that prohibits curriculum based on critical race theory and other “woke” neo-Marxist ideologies.
Predictably, the biased media and also the White House immediately responded by dishonestly attacking Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as being anti-black racists, which, of course, is simply not true, the Tampa Free Press reported.
For White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, however, this is merely the latest example of why she is completely and in all ways unfit to serve in her current role as the chief spokesperson for President Joe Biden and his administration.
Blatant lies from the White House
During Friday’s press briefing, Jean-Pierre was asked if the White House had any “concerns” about the “DeSantis administration” blocking the new APAAS course from being offered in Florida schools.
“It is — it is incomprehensible that — to see that this is what this ban — or this block, to be more specific, that DeSantis has put forward,” Jean-Pierre replied. “If you think about the study of Black Americans, that is what he wants to block.”
“And — and, again, these types of actions aren’t new. They’re not new from what we’re seeing, especially from Florida, sadly,” she continued. “Florida currently bans teachers from tak- — from talking about who they are and who they love, as we’ve talked about many times here in this briefing room.”
That line from Jean-Pierre was a dishonest reference to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill passed in 2022, which appropriately prohibits classroom discussion and curriculum about sexual orientation for K-3 students, but which the media and their Democratic allies — including the White House — falsely labeled as an anti-LGBTQ “Don’t Say Gay” bill, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Implications are unmistakable
Jean-Pierre wasn’t quite finished yet in fraudulently implying that Florida and Gov. DeSantis were anti-black racists for blocking the new APAAS course.
“And let’s not forget: They didn’t ban — they didn’t block — to be more clear — I want to make sure I’m using the right word here — they didn’t block AP European History. They didn’t block our — our music history. They didn’t block our art history,” the press secretary said. “But the state chooses to — to block a course that is meant for high-achieving high school students to learn about their history of arts and culture. And it is — you know, it is incomprehensible, again.
And I will just leave it there — leave it there to make your own — to make your own determination of why this occurred and why this happened,” she added.
Exposing the lies of the White House
However, the Tampa Free Press noted that Gov. DeSantis spokesman Bryan Griffin pointed out the lies from the White House about what is and isn’t being taught in Florida schools, as state law already requires that students learn about all aspects of African American history, “including the history of African peoples before the political conflicts that led to the development of slavery, the passage to America, the enslavement experience, abolition, and the history and contributions of Americans of the African diaspora to society.”
Furthermore, Florida students are also required to study “the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping on individual freedoms, and examine what it means to be a responsible and respectful person, for the purpose of encouraging tolerance of diversity in a pluralistic society and for nurturing and protecting democratic values and institutions.”
As for the new APAAS course from the College Board, National Review‘s Stanley Kurtz thoroughly dismantled and exposed that curriculum for what it truly is — jam-packed with critical race theory-based teachings and open advocacy for neo-Marxist and anti-Capitalism socialist ideals.
“What governor wants to be attacked for rejecting a course in African-American studies?” Kurtz asked in his piece. “It takes guts to say no to a course that looks benign on the surface but is in fact filled with CRT and leftist propaganda. DeSantis has got guts.”