DeSantis defends banning African American studies course as Black leaders call for action

DeSantis defends banning African American studies course as Black leaders call for action

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday stood by Florida’s decision to reject students’ access to an AP course on African American studies as outrage mounts surrounding the move, particularly among Black leaders.

The Republican governor said that he supports banning the course being offered to some high school students because its lessons delve too far into political agendas, broaching topics such as queer studies and abolishing prisons. Black officials in the state, from Democratic lawmakers to faith leaders, however, are seeking to overturn the DeSantis administration’s determination that the class “significantly lacks educational value.”

Yet during a press conference Monday, DeSan...

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