Illinois Governor Backs Including ‘Black Queer’ Theory, Other Controversial Lessons In African American Studies | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ben Zeisloft.

    Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker praised a proposed AP African American Studies curriculum that includes "black queer" theory and has been criticized by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as pushing Left-wing activism under the guise of history.

    The curriculum, developed by the College Board and currently undergoing pilots at five dozen high schools across the nation, reportedly focuses on radical leftist beliefs. The Florida Department of Education, which mandates traditional black history in public schools, blasted the material as "contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value," and called on the influential organization to revise it to be "historically accurate."

    Pritzker, however, said he supports weaving in lessons on such subjects as "black queer" perspectives, "intersectionality" and the so-called reparations movement.

    "Illinois expects any AP course offered on African American studies to include a factual accounting of history, including the role played by black queer Americans," Pritzker said. "Illinois will closely examine the official coursework to ensure it includes all necessary history, starting with this nation's foundation built on slavery, the Civil War where this nation reckoned with that history, and the decades of rebuilding and efforts of black Americans to continue their fight for equality and equity to this day."

    AP courses are university-level classes offered in some high schools and often translate to college credit. Pritzker said in a letter addressed to College Board CEO David Coleman that the nonprofit should "preserve the fundamental right to an education" regardless of "political grandstanding" from Florida Republicans.

    While supporters of teaching African American studies have argued for including sometimes controversial cultural aspects, some critics assert that such courses often serve as a front for teaching Left-wing advocacy and grievance studies. DeSantis noted that the current version of the AP African American Studies curriculum includes radical theoretical policies such as abolishing prisons.

    "They're advocating things like abolishing prisons," said DeSantis, who last year signed into a law a measure that bars Florida public schools from teaching discrimination on the basis of race, color, or sex. "Now that's a radical political position," he told reporters. "You're free to take that in your own life, I don't think very many people think that would actually work, but how is that being taught as fact?"

    The College Board recently indicated that the course will undergo revisions before its public release in February, a move meant to correspond with the advent of Black History Month.

It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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