Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has rocketed to fame in the conservative movement. But his time in the limelight could come to an end.
Because Ron DeSantis just got threatened with a MASSIVE lawsuit.
Thanks to DeSantis’ leadership, Florida has become a bastion of freedom and conservative ideals.
He refused to bend the knee to draconian COVID lockdowns, he cut taxes, and has killed woke policies across the state.
One of his most recent actions was to refuse to allow an Advanced Placement African-American Studies course to be taught in the state as proposed due to the underlying political agenda in the curriculum.
For standing up to the woke mob, DeSantis is being threatened with a lawsuit from civil rights attorney, Ben Crump.
“We’re here to give notice to Gov. DeSantis that if he does not negotiate with the College Board to allow AP African American Studies to be taught in the classrooms across the state of Florida, that these three young people will be the lead plaintiffs,” Crump told the crowd gathered at the “Stop the Black Attack” rally.
Crump’s threat comes just days after DeSantis decided to reject the pilot AP program because it was “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”
According to a draft of the curriculum obtained by National Review, the document reinforced the idea that colorblindness is a sort of latent racism.
The news that the DeSantis administration was withholding approval of the course’s content enraged the Biden administration. The White House press secretary, Karine Jeanne-Pierre, called the decision “incomprehensible.”
“Let’s not forget, they didn’t ban–they didn’t block . . . AP European History; they didn’t block our music history; they didn’t block our art history. But the state chooses to block a course that is meant for high achieving high school students to learn about their history of arts and culture,” Jean-Pierre said during a press briefing last week.
Fentrice Driskell, a Florida representative, had a similar sentiment. “By rejecting the African American history pilot program, Ron DeSantis has clearly demonstrated that he wants to dictate whose history does—and doesn’t—belong,” Driskell said during the press conference.
Manny Diaz Jr., Florida’s commissioner of education, dismissed such charges, claiming that the proposed curriculum was “filled with Critical Race Theory and other obvious violations of Florida law.”
“We proudly require the teaching of African American history. We do not accept woke indoctrination masquerading as education,” Diaz tweeted last Friday.
The College Board announced earlier this week that a redesigned edition of the AP African-American Studies curriculum would be available on February 1.
The action is consistent with the DeSantis administration’s overall approach to educational policy.
Florida approved the Stop WOKE Act in April 2022, which prohibits schools and workplaces from promoting someone’s “status as privileged or oppressed is necessarily determined by his or her race, color, national origin, or sex.”
Crump has built a reputation as a famous civil-rights attorney by primarily representing black victims and their families in high-profile police shooting cases.
Unfortunately for Crump, Florida is where woke goes to die, as Ron DeSantis has made clear before.
It’s unlikely these lawsuits will change that fact.
Stay tuned to DC Daily Journal.