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‘No Silver Lining In Slavery’: Tim Scott Goes In On DeSantis Over New Florida Slavery Curriculum

Posted on AllSides July 28th, 2023
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2024 presidential candidate and Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott chastised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday over Florida’s newly approved curriculum about the history of slavery.

The new curriculum teaches students that slaves “developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit,” according to Florida’s 2023 State Academic Standards. Scott was deeply critical of the new curriculum during an interview and said he hopes “every person in our country – and certainly running for president – would appreciate” that there were no benefits to slavery.

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