Top DeSantis official embraced critical race theory in dissertation

December 20, 2021 ☼ crtdesantis

Source: POLITICO (Link)

Gov. Ron DeSantis has called critical race theory a “Marxist” ideology that has no place in public schools. But a top official in his administration had previously taken a very different stance.

Eric Hall, who DeSantis recently appointed to head Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice, used critical race theory as the bedrock of his 2014 dissertation examining alternative schools. Hall, who finished the dissertation while completing his doctorate at the University of South Florida, wrote that critical race theory was a good “framework” to study racial inequities in the public education system.

It’s clear that the GOP is using CRT as a political weapon, insisting that any reference to racism is “Marxist” and will damage their kids. It’s a load of bullshit, but their base is buying it.