And so the purge has started. We have seen all this before. Now the school textbooks must be scrubbed of the information the radical right doesn’t want anyone to know. Remember that a recent example of changing history was the Russian young adults receiving sickening and deadly radiation dose by digging into and staying in the highly contaminated radioactive soil. Why did they do this? According to the Chernobyl plant workers the Russians never heard about Chernobyl, they were not taught it, they never seen reports on the news about it, never had talks at home about it. Maybe their bosses had heard of it either. In the US a decade ago Texas tried to scrub their history books of any information that showed the US in a bad light and less than always exceptional. Because the view of the newly elected board god created the US to be his nation on earth (not sure how that works with the bible) and unless you constantly sing the praises of the US you are unpatriotic. And we all know that only bad people like Democrats and the left are unpatriotic, right? I want to again make sure that when the radical right says CRT they are not talking about the real CRT but instead they are talking about the boogieman they created that claims the real history of mistreatment of black is CRT. The person who pushed this strategy admitted it was to link anything the right doesn’t like with the letters CRT.
Remember the Republicans claim the don’t say gay bills are about not teaching sex to little kids. Really math books are teaching kids sex. Damn I needed those math textbooks in school I might have learned more math. Would have kept me interested as a teenager I can say. So think of what this purge really is for. Making sure all mentions of mistreatment of blacks and any mention of LGBTQ+ even in the peripheries or vaguely because the scapegoats cannot be made mainstream / accepted by kids. It really makes clear why these bills are called “Don’t say gay”.
The Miami Herald reports:
The Florida Department of Education on Friday said the state will not include dozens of math textbooks in a list used by school districts to buy books for classrooms because their content included references to critical race theory and other “prohibited topics” and “unsolicited strategies.”
The announcement was made in a press release titled “Florida Rejects Publishers’ Attempts to Indoctrinate Students.” It did not include the names of any of the books or provide specific examples of the content that prompted their objections.
The state agency said that 54 of the 132 textbooks that publishers submitted for the state’s review were “impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics — the most in Florida’s history.” Most of the books that were not approved were for grades K-5, the statement said.
On Friday, Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that the state had rejected the math textbooks under the state’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) standards. Corcoran has been pushing the moral panic over Critical Race Theory.
In a December press release from Gov. Ron DeSantis, Corcoran claimed, “our classrooms, students and even teachers are under constant threat by Critical Race Theory advocates.” DeSantis praised the banning of math textbooks.
“I’m grateful that Commissioner Corcoran and his team at the Department have conducted such a thorough vetting of these textbooks to ensure they comply with the law,” DeSantis said after Corcoran found 21% of math textbooks “incorporate prohibited topics or unsolicited strategies, including CRT.”
This is how the rubes will hear this: “Even math books contain Critical Race Theory” and that will be the end of it. The Republicans can literally say or do anything and the rubes will vote them as long as they are racist, phobic and sexist. Women are whores, minorities should be obliterated and men are kings who can do as they please.