Governor Glenn Younkin proposes removing any mention of Martin Luther King from Virginia schools' curricula. Hey, GOP, I think you're taking this a little too far.
November 17, 2022

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is seen as a rising star in the GOP, and that's probably because he's good at doing things that are utterly useless to his state. Youngkin recently shut down a call-in hotline designed to file complaints about "critical race theory" because people weren't sending in tips. The reason for that could be, and stay with me here for a second, because CRT isn't taught in schools.

"The help education email was deactivated in September, as it had received little to no volume during that time," a Youngkin spokeswoman said.

But he's not going to let that stop him. No, sirree, he's going to root out the problem, There will be no teaching history on his watch.

So, now Youngkin has introduced a new proposed K-5 history curriculum, removing all mention of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the curriculum.

Via 13 News Now:

In the 53-page document, policies outline what and when certain subjects are taught to Virginia students. Many difficult topics such as lynching would not be taught until 6th grade, and Christopher Columbus' role in the slave trade by 11th grade.

"There is also a removal of content of Martin Luther King Jr from the K-5 standards, no mention of Juneteenth, removal of content of LGBTQ+ histories," Fedderman said.

I'm not sure if Youngkin is emulating Gov. Ron DeSantis's Don't Say Gay bill with Don't Say MLK or what. And yet, both are ostracizing groups of Americans simply because their feelings are hurt by the LGBTQ+ community and Black Americans. Don't count on the Black vote any time soon, Youngkin. History isn't taught to make you feel comfortable. It's supposed to be a learning experience. We can propose things, too. I propose that we change Youngkin's name to Gov. Whitey McWhitersonFace. And so it is written.

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