(Brion McClanahan) –
The new Florida K-12 history standards have upset the left.
Kamala Harris recently suggested that teachers in Florida would be required to tell students that slavery benefited black Americans.
Various historians immediately whined to the establishment media that this was an effort to “revise” the past, to minimize the institution of slavery, and, hilariously, to support white guilt.
That last point illustrates how stupid these people can be. The entire point of victim history is to create white guilt. A curriculum that would ostensibly minimize the impact of the institution in America would reduce white guilt.
But that is not what the standard suggests. In fact, the standards merely force instructors to tell a more complex history of the past. How this is accomplished is ambiguous.
That’s the problem.
The left doesn’t want to give the one honest historian the room to talk about African participation in the institution, to explain the findings of Time on the Cross or Roll, Jordan, Roll, or to discuss someone like Horace King, the slave who learned engineering and later used that skill to…