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Multiple Florida students are prepared to sue Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis over his administration’s decision to outlaw an Advanced Placement African American studies course in the state's public high schools. During a news conference Wednesday, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said the students are giving DeSantis “notice” that if...
Student slams DeSantis admin’s ‘blatant racism’ for blocking AP African-American studies class, may sue
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump warned Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday that he will sue his administration if it continues to block an AP course on African-American studies from being taught in the state's high schools. DeSantis rejected the program saying the course "significantly lacks educational value." During the lawsuit announcement, Crump was joined by three high school students who would be the lead plaintiffs. Elijah Edwards, one of these three high school students, and Florida St. Sen. Shevrin Jones, join Joy Reid to discuss.Jan. 26, 2023.
Fedrick Ingram, secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers, talks with Alex Wagner about how Florida teachers are caught in the middle of Ron DeSantis' effort to use the Florida school system to wage a culture war to prop up his presidential ambitions. Jan. 26, 2023.
Sixty years after MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s father and Andrea Campbell’s father made Supreme Court history, Attorney General Andrea Campbell and Lawrence discuss the history she made as the first Black woman to serve as Massachusetts’s Attorney General.Jan. 25, 2023.