Univision Host Amplifies Florida Curriculum Hoax In Fox Debate

Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.

The Univision co-host of the Fox News Republican presidential debate reinforced false leftist narratives Wednesday night when pressing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on his state’s K-12 curriculum.

Univision’s Ilia Calderon implied DeSantis promoted educational standards that suggested slavery benefitted the victims. The question emanates from claims Vice President Kamala Harris fabricated this summer.

“Florida’s new Black History curriculum says ‘slaves developed skills that in some instances could be applied for their personal benefit,’” Calderon said, ignoring that the left-wing College Board has apparently made nearly identical statements. “You have said, ‘Slaves developed skills in spite of slavery, not because of it.’ But many are still hurt. For descendants of slaves, this is personal. What is your message to them?”

The Florida governor attacked the question as a “hoax” engineered by the vice president to smear Republicans as racist.

“First of all, that’s a hoax that was perpetrated by Kamala Harris. We are not going to be doing that,” DeSantis said. “Second of all, that was written by descendants of slaves. These are great black history scholars, so we need to stop playing these games.”

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