Responding to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ challenge to debate the merits of the his state’s new curriculum on African-American history, Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday told a cheering audience at a convention of Black women missionaries in Orlando: “I’m here in Florida. And I will tell you there is no roundtable, no lecture, no invitation we will accept to debate an undeniable fact: There were no redeeming qualities of slavery.”
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Kamala Harris pushes back over Florida’s new teachings on slavery
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, facing heavy criticism for defending “anti-woke” teaching in Florida, this week teed up an unusual proposal to the nation’s first Black vice president: Come debate the merits of the state’s new curriculum on African-American history.