I think I have finally figured out why so many on the right like Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis consistently make a fuss over made up nonsense like critical race theory, which is a law school elective, and obsess over this “woke” nonsense that they have totally taken out of context.
The reason that so many conservative, specifically White conservatives, want accurate American history removed from classrooms and libraries is because history shows if the American people hear the horrific stories that our ancestors had to deal with well into the 1950s and 1960s, America would have to reckon with its past and make amends like it did for our Japanese American brothers and sisters who received reparations after their own country forced them out of their homes and into internment camps during World War II.
The Associated Press reported, “Some advocates said the idea of reparations for the World War II incarceration camps was once considered outlandish. But many young, third-generation Japanese Americans were inspired to mobilize from civil rights and ethnic pride movements, including the Black Panther Party and the Brown Berets, who promoted Chicano rights.
“Some advocates were outraged by—and threatened to boycott—hearings set up by a 1980 federal commission of Japanese internment, [calling] it a delaying tactic. But the testimonies that came out of public hearings the following year served as a turning point.”
Read the full article here: https://www.regalmag.com/i-figured-out-reason-behind-fake-crt-argument-woke-nonsense/