Florida Removes Black Lives Matter, George Floyd Content From Textbook
Stephanie Susskind, WPTV, May 11, 2023
Students throughout Florida will be getting new social studies textbooks, but they will be absent of recent social issues.
In 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement and social injustice rallies popped up all over town and all over the country. But a lesson on them was removed from a social studies textbook for Florida students.
“I just see it as an attempt to hide the truth and discount the contributions of Black Americans to the U.S.,” said Robert Mitchell, the founder of Muck City Black Lives Matter in the Glades.
The paragraphs in a potential middle school textbook were under the heading “New Calls For Social Justice,” detailing the Black Lives Matter movement and the killing of George Floyd.
It was regarded as an “unsolicited topic,” according to the state’s education department.
Other removed content included a description of socialism, along with a reference to taking a knee during the national anthem in an elementary school textbook.