Tim Scott Openly Criticizes DeSantis’ Stance on Florida’s Black History Curriculum

  • PublishedJuly 28, 2023

Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican presidential candidate, publicly rebukes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over controversial Black history curriculum. Scott condemns the inclusion of a claim that slaves “developed skills” for their own benefit, stating there is no “silver lining” in slavery.

He calls for more clarity from DeSantis on the issue. Other GOP figures also criticize the curriculum, with DeSantis defending it and comparing it to an AP course. The topic becomes a point of contention in the presidential race. Florida’s education commissioner questions the conservatism of a Black congressman who raised concerns about the standards.

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