Byron Donalds

Becoming The Swamp
Tim Scott Condemns DeSantis’ New Black History Curriculum That Focuses On ‘Benefits’ Of Slavery
Where Things Stand: There Are Layers To Team DeSantis’ Furious Response To Donalds’ Criticism
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Just a few hours after we noted last night that Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), the only Black Republican in Florida’s congressional delegation, very softly criticized one line of Florida’s new Black history curriculum, Team DeSantis responded with outsized fury.

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‘Rigged!’: Trump Tries To Have It Both Ways As He Boosts RNC’s ‘Ballot Harvesting’ Initiative
Where Things Stand: Donalds Softly Suggests DeSantis Maybe Probably Shouldn’t Push Curriculum On The Pros Of Slavery
This is your TPM evening briefing.

In his subtle critique of the curriculum, the only Black Republican member of Florida’s congressional delegation gave the DeSantis administration an out.

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How The Distortion Of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words Enables More, Not Less, Racial Division Within American Society
Uses of King’s words, especially by right-wing conservatives, are too often attempts to weaponize his memory against the multicultural democracy of which King could only dream.
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