The Hill reports:
The College Board is facing heated criticism for its revisions to an Advanced Placement (AP) African American studies program after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said the course “lacked educational value” and would not go forward in his state’s schools.
A new framework released Wednesday noticeably removed Black queer studies from its coursework, along with Black writers and scholars associated with critical race theory.
Prominent LGBTQ+ Black figures include Bayard Rustin, who, as a key adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., helped organize the March on Washington; renowned author and essayist James Baldwin, known for novels including “Another Country” and “Giovanni’s Room.”
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The College Board released a revised version of its curriculum for a new advanced-placement class that covers African-American studies days after the draft was denounced by the governor of Florida as “indoctrination” https://t.co/Zr9llHZ7IL
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 1, 2023
Oh look, the College Board caved to freaking fascists by expunging Kimberle Crenshaw, Ta-Nehisi Voates, and Roderick Ferguson from its AP Black history course.
What total punks.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) February 1, 2023
The College Board purged the names of many Black writers and scholars associated with critical race theory, the queer experience and Black feminism. It ushered out some politically fraught topics, like Black Lives Matter, from the formal curriculum. https://t.co/jLhg7uMGzp
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) February 1, 2023
When a not for profit institution like The College Board surrenders to Ron DeSantis’ demands to whitewash history so students don’t learn a full picture of Black history we are in a dangerous place. The politicization of education by GOP to brainwash students is upon us.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 1, 2023
Welcome to Black History Month!https://t.co/YRRsOqyR4H
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 1, 2023