Here's what's in the AP African American Studies course rejected by Florida

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Here's what's in the AP African American Studies course rejected by Florida

From NBC News | Politics by Marc Caputo

For months, the Florida Education Department and the College Board have been at loggerheads over instituting a proposed Advanced Placement African American studies course for high school students.

The state finally announced last week that it was rejecting the course, pointing to six areas of concern and works by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, bell hooks, Angela Davis and other Black authors.

DeSantis' critics, including the White House, have accused him of censoring ideas he doesn't like, blocking African American studies in general and engaging in homophobia because the state refuses to allow the teaching of Black Queer Studies, which is one of the six points of concern (the others are Intersectionality, Movement for Black Lives, Black Feminist Literary Thought, The Reparations Movement and Black Struggle in the 21st Century).

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