Disantis Orders History Book Change To Remove Race In Rosa Parks Lessons

A Florida textbook publisher removed all references to Rosa Parks’ race in a lesson about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in order to comply with new state laws that ban critical race theory.

Remember that we are talking “The Free State Of Florida” here …. a state now governed by Ron Disantis whom some are affectionately nick-naming, “Disatanist” because of what they view as his pushy dictatorial attitudes about governing.

Remember also that this same Disantis may also run for president of The United States in 2024 and he may already have enough support in the Trump camp to actually win the Oval Office. The Media is saying that Disantis is a real up-and-comer in the Republican Party and that many former Trump acolytes are switching brands and going with Disantis this time around.

And it seems to me like he wants to change the History that children will be taught in Florida schools — History that will make no mention of ethnicity, skin color or racism — History that will completely eliminate any mention of slavery at all — a little bit of mind control if you want my personal opinion. I call this approach “Reverse Propaganda.”

The New York Times reports that Studies Weekly changed the language on Rosa Parks in a science and social studies-focused textbook used in 45,000 Florida schools. In a second version, the text no longer mentions her race or the bus boycott — and I do not know because I have not read the book, but I am surmising that it will not mention the reasons for the bus boycott either. I think Disantis is trying to sanitize History with this effort. I cannot help but wonder why.

As you might have already guessed, Ron DeSantis is the president of Studies Weekly and it is reported that he has said that he did not want the lesson to mention color or racism.

I am trying to wrap my head around what a history lesson about Rosa parks without mention of color or racism would look like or sound like.

DeSantis has allegedly told somebody that he does not want the story to make students feel guilty or resentful for the racial treatment of Rosa Parks or other people of color in the past.

Often, students are taught the story of Rosa Parks as an old and tired woman who was sick and tired of being treated in a racist way. But that is not true!

The Rosa Parks story is much more complex.

One of the things that many teachers try to teach students is that she was very active in her community before the bus boycott began. She was a churchgoer, she was well-educated and she was widely liked. She was very respected, and that’s really what made her the perfect person for this protest because she was not just a passive, unthinking person.

Is Disantis Trying To Erase Memories Of Jim Crow?

Check this out —

“For example, new school lessons about Rosa Parks remove references to the Jim Crow laws that required segregation and even to the fact that Rosa Parks was told to move to the back of the bus because of her race. These changes minimize the role of systemic racism and segregation, instead making it sound like isolated bad actions.”


I report, you decide.

Let me know what you think. Leave me a comment.

OS For March 2, 2023

My first computer was bought at a store called “Radio Shack” back in 1964 or 65 — it cost me Fifteen Hundred Dollars — It was big and bulky and heavy — I had to learn a special computer language called “MS DOS” and the whole system ran on something called “Floppy Disks.” — I struggled with this monstrosity for a few months as I tried to master the required coded language to make it do something. — In the end, I failed to make it do anything and so I renamed it “The Fifteen Hundred Dollar Door Stop” and gave it to my teen-aged son who almost immediately began creating computer art with it.

What was MS DOS Language All About?

MS DOS was a computer language developed by Microsoft in the 1980s. It was one of the first operating systems for personal computers and was widely used throughout the world.

MS DOS allowed users to interact with their computers through a command line interface, which allowed them to type commands that could be understood by the computer.

This allowed users to perform basic tasks such as launching programs and copying files, as well as more complex ones such as writing programs in languages like BASIC and C++. By using MS DOS, users were able to make their computers do whatever they wanted them to do.

I was too damned dumb to learn the language and make my doorstop computer do a damned thing. The advent of the Windows computer program was what saved my ass as a computer jock.

What were “Floppy Disks” all about?

You remember that I mentioned floppy disks in an earlier paragraph so here is what they were all about:

Floppy disks were a type of storage device used in computers to store data. They were made up of a thin, flexible magnetic disk encased in a square plastic shell. They could store up to 1.44 megabytes of data and were used to transfer files between different computers or back-up important documents.

Many older computers and systems still rely on floppy disks because they are easy to use and can be read by most systems.

Floppy disks revolutionized the way people stored and shared data, allowing users to quickly transfer files from one computer to another without having to use cables or other complicated methods.

I am really glad that I have a computer that is easy as pie to use, fast as lightning, expensive as hell —it is custom built — and has become almost a part of me.

Hysterical Historical Facts

The year was 1386 and the place was in France.

Have you ever heard of the bizarre story of the pig that was hanged in 1386 in France? Well, it’s true!

In 1386, a pig was hanged in the town of Autun, France for supposedly killing a child. This strange event has been recorded as one of the most hysterical historical facts from that time period.

The child was named Guillaume de Roussillon, and he was only five years old when he was tragically killed by a wild boar.

It is believed that this act was meant to show justice and send a message to other animals not to commit similar crimes. This event has made its way into history books and remains a popular topic among historians today.

Throughout history, humans have found ways to punish animals for their “crimes” in various countries. While it may seem absurd now, many animals have actually been sentenced to death by human courts for various offenses.

From a donkey accused of witchcraft in the 16th century to a bear sentenced to death for killing a child in the 19th century, the number of animals known to have been sentenced to death by human courts is surprisingly high.

About the donkey I mentioned above …In the 19th century, a donkey in France was sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. This story is an example of the hysteria that surrounded witches and witchcraft during this period of time. It is an interesting tale that shows how superstition and fear can lead to strange outcomes.

Speaking of which, did you know that of the more than Two Thousand people sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft in the days of the Salem witch trials, all of those sentenced to death for the practice were hanged and not burned at the stake as popularly thought?


A little aside here, if you please:

A couple of paragraphs ago, I wrote that early colonists in America killed people suspected of being in league with the devil by various and sundry methods because superstition and fear were extremely widespread.

When I hear that a mass of our early settlers was motivated by superstition and fear, I cannot help but think of our contemporary mess of right-wing radicals who adhere to conspiracy theories with the same dogged determination as if the conspiracies they love so much were Holy Scripture itself.

Today we know that superstition and fear are driven by pure ignorance and “Ignorance ” is defined as:



  1. The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.
  2. The state of being ignorant; want of knowledge in general, or concerning some particular matter; the condition of not being cognizant, informed, or aware.
  3. The condition of being ignorant; is the lack of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.

Now you know.

You can thank me later.