Florida Department of Education Purges ‘Woke’ Content from AP African American Studies Course

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(FOX NEWS) – Conservatives on Twitter heaped praise on Gov. Ron DeSantis after the Florida Department of Education (DOE) compelled the College Board to cut woke content from a proposed AP African American studies course.

After a previous version of the course containing inappropriate ideological material was rejected for state high schools by the DOE, the College Board revised it to have all elements of Critical Race Theory, gender theory, and other woke items stripped from it.

The New York Times reported, “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.”

Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. recently explained the DOE’s decision for rejecting the earlier version of the course, tweeting, “Florida rejected an AP course 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.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. also signaled his support for the DOE rejecting the original course. He stated, “This course on Black history, what’s one of the lessons about? Queer theory. Now, who would say that an important part of Black history is queer theory? That is somebody pushing an agenda.”