Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recently announced that African American Studies have no educational value. He took it a step further by banning books written by black authors. This, of course, puts the final nail in the coffin for African American support for the Florida Republican Party and for the Republican Party nationwide.

In 2022, DeSantis received 13% of the African American vote for Governor. His goal is to gather less support from Florida’s African American citizens. He can make up the difference by getting more votes from hundreds of Florida white supremacy groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.

DeSantis black hate agenda is also fervently against ‘Diversity’ by leading the charge against Diversity, Equity and Inclusion(DEI) Programs nationwide. This is a bold statement and written into Florida law that access to a business loan, higher education and employment is essentially for whites only. This is Florida’s Affirmative Action which clearly says it’s better to hire, educate, and loan to a white unqualified person rather than a qualified black, latino, asian or woman.

This is not African Americans’ first rodeo. Discrimination was the law from the US Supreme Court in 1896 Flessy v. Ferguson case which ruled whites and Blacks can be separated as long as it was equitable. It was the original for ‘Whites Only’ law. It took almost 60 years for the Supreme Court to rule that separate is not equal from the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case brought by the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) led by soon to be Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. From that case, America has attempted to diversify and integrate all Americans regardless of race. This highlights the importance of education that can be taught with the full history and not exclude facts because it makes white people feel bad. Not to mention, denying Free Speech is against the law including speech, one may disagree with.

Florida African Americans are not without recourse. Step number one is to reject, boycott and refuse to attend any history classes taught in Florida. It’s obvious such subjects exclude any and every contribution by African Americans. For example, Florida textbooks do not show that Blacks built the White House where the US President resides today or that blacks built Wall Street which is the financial capital of the world.

Step number two is to read the books banned by the Republican Party like the ‘The 1619 Project’ and ‘The Mis-education of the Negro’. Step number three is to celebrate the achievements of Floridians D.A. Dorsey, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethume, Zora Neal Hurston, etc.

Black Floridians like African Americans in the past can overcome Florida Republicans racial hatred by studying a complete and comprehensive Florida history and reject any history lessons that don’t include contributions by all races and gender. It is still true that if you don’t learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.