Turns out DeSantis is an apologist for slave-owning

This New York Times article about Ron DeSantis’s days at a high school teacher at a wealthy private school in Georgia contains mostly what could be considered mildly incriminating revelations — he partied at off-campus parties with seniors where alcohol was served — until you get to this description by a former student who is Black:

She recalled Mr. DeSantis teaching Civil War history in a way that sounded to her like an attempt to justify slavery.

“Like in history class, he was trying to play devil’s advocate that the South had good reason to fight that war, to kill other people, over owning people — Black people,” she said. “He was trying to say, ‘It’s not OK to own people, but they had property, businesses.’”

Given all that we know about DeSantis now, describing that as playing “devil’s advocate” is probably generous.

Talk about grooming.

I’d trust kids being taught by a school full of gay men’s chorus members before I’d turn a single one of them over a DeSantis-style teacher. Because if you think “property rights” are an effective defense to be teaching students about slavery, you are intellectually and empathetically broken on a fundamental level.

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