Civil rights attorney Ben Crump will sue Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the ruling on the Advanced Placement African American Studies pilot program.
Crump will be joined by leaders and politicians including the American Federation of Teachers to announce the indictment.
Meanwhile, DeSantis stood by his decision, saying the course was part of a political agenda and that, as state representatives, they “want to educate, not indoctrinate.”
according to NBC Miami, Gov. DeSantis website college courses in violation of the Stop Wake Up Act he signed last year. It prohibits education that profiles people as privileged or disadvantaged based on race. At least some of the authors cited in the course argue that contemporary American society supports white supremacy while suppressing minorities, gays, and women.
“This class on black history, one of the classes is about what? Queer theory. Now who’s going to say a big part of black history is queer theory? That’s someone pushing the agenda,” DeSantis said .
After a decade in development, the College Board is testing an African American studies course at 60 high schools across the country. Once it starts rolling out, neither states nor schools are obliged to provide it.