Florida Democrat Defends Controversial HS Class: Teach ‘Black Queerness,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’

Florida Democrat Defends Controversial HS Class: Teach ‘Black Queerness,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’


A Florida Democratic lawmaker in favor of teaching a controversial AP African American Studies in high schools blasted the state on Monday, arguing that students shouldn’t be shielded from BLM or “black queerness.”

The Florida Department of Education recently informed the board that the course’s content lacked educational value, taking special issue with sections on “Queer Black Studies,” the reparations movement, and “movements for black lives,” among others. But State Sen. Shevrin Jones, a Democrat, suggested to NPR that those topics should be embraced, not shunned.

“Some of the things that they were speaking about in it were talking about the black struggle, it was talking about the Black Lives Matter movement, it spoke about black queerness. … These are not issues that we should be shying away

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