On Critical Race Theory: How should history be taught in Florida Schools?

On a Special Edition of The Florida History Podcast, Kartik Krishnaiyer dives into the topic of the day as created by Governor Ron DeSantis – the controversy over “Critical Race Theory.”

Governor DeSantis and his allies on the State Board of Education have banned the teaching of “Critical Race Theory.” This is fascinating given the ban which applies to public schools have never taught “Critical Race Theory,” something that is solely discussed at the University level.

This view is nuanced but also very critical of Governor DeSantis and the myths of American History, but also critical of the narrative that eliminates Florida’s importance and discounts the importance of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Catholicism in Florida and the US. 

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  1. […] or theoretical. We recently discussed this in my piece on American Exceptionalism and in other discussions about Critical Race Theory and how American History is largely based around myths and out-of-context events promoted by […]


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