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  • outdoorsguy

    December 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    <div>Desantis “Stop WOKE Act,” and The Nazi book Burnings</div>

    In Florida, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has offered up the use of this novel enforcement mechanism to fight the culture wars in classrooms and corporations, which should send a chill down any freedom-loving person’s spine.

    Called the “Stop WOKE Act,” the bill would allow any parent to sue a school district for teaching “critical race theory.

    While “critical race theory” is a white scare term the right uses to make it sound like there’s some novel and esoteric indoctrination going on in schools, a little digging shows

    what Republicans actually mean by the term is any lessons or materials that acknowledge racism had any impact on American history. Conservatives groups are demanding schools ban books about the 1963 March on Washington or Brown v. the Board of Education.

    The Nazi book burnings were a campaign conducted by the German Student Union (German: Deutsche Studentenschaft, DSt) to ceremonially burn books in Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930s.

    The books targeted for burning were those viewed as being subversive or as representing ideologies opposed to Nazism.These included books written by Jewish, communist, socialist, anarchist, liberals