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DeSantis Honors Victims of Communism in Schools

Ground to the Good Stuff, At No Cost to Class

The Grind:
“In a ceremony Monday [May, 9] at Miami’s iconic Freedom Tower, where tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants fleeing Fidel Castro’s revolution were admitted into the US between 1962 and 1974, DeSantis signed into law House Bill 395, designating 7 November as Victims of Communism Day,” reports The Guardian.

The Details:
“You can see at a college campus students flying the hammer and sickle from the old Soviet Union flag, you will see students that will have T-shirts with Che Guevara, you will see students that will idolize people like Mao Zedong,” DeSantis said. “To me, this speaks of a tremendous ignorance about what those individuals represented and the evils that communism.”

“Florida is one of a handful of states to adopt the designation,” continues The Guardian.” But is believed to be the first to mandate school instruction on that day….The instruction will begin in the 2023-2024 school year, DeSantis said, and will require teaching about Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and Fidel Castro, as well as ‘poverty, starvation, migration, systemic lethal violence, and suppression of speech’ endured under their leaderships.” Read more…

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