As red states target Black history lessons, blue states embrace them

Published February 13, 2023


An article in The Washington Post quotes LaGarrett King on how red states are targeting Black history lessons while blue states embrace them. The teaching of Black history is now imperiled in nearly half of the dozen states that purportedly require it, King said. Five of these states have lately passed laws similar to Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act,” many of which block the teaching of “divisive concepts," he said. “So, okay, you can you say have a Black history mandate in your laws,” he said. “What’s Black history if we can’t explore aspects of anti-Blackness and racism and oppression and all those different concepts?” 

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