It should have been so fucking easy for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is always angry that a non-white person might be happy and wondering how he can ruin that. When he was asked about the social studies standards released by the Florida Department of Education last week, in particular the one that read that “Instruction includes how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit,” he could have just simply said, “I haven’t had a chance to look that over.” Or “I’m not an expert on that. You’ll have to ask the DOE.” Boom. Done. Controversy avoided.
But if you’re a motherfucker, and Ron DeSantis has never met a mother that he didn’t vigorously fuck, you do what he did. You double the fuck down. As DeSantis whitesplained, “They’re probably going to show that some of the folks that eventually parlayed, you know, being a blacksmith into doing things later in life.” Imagine someone who was whipped regularly, whose wife was raped, whose children were sold off. Now imagine them being grateful that they were taught to make horseshoes. It’s ludicrous, and DeSantis got all the bullshit piled on him that he deserved, including a spanking from Vice President Kamala Harris and the NAACP.