Leading Black Conservative Group Condemns DeSantis

One of the nation’s most prominent black conservative organizations harshly condemned Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s new education policies.

One of the provisions in Florida’s new education policies regarding racial history appears to suggest students should be taught that enslaved people gained skills that benefitted them through slavery.

It has garnered major outrage from both conservatives and Democrat figures.

The latest group to speak out is the Black Conservative Federation, which bills itself as “the premier hub for black conservatives throughout the country”.

“This stance undermines the historical reality of slavery and the unimaginable hardships endured by millions of enslaved individuals,” the Black Conservative Federation said in a statement.

“In reality, slaves were oppressed and denied access to education, equal opportunities, and social mobility,” the statement added.

“They were forced to adapt and survive under extraordinary circumstances, showcasing remarkable resilience and resourcefulness. However, attributing their acquired skills as a benefit is an oversimplification and can obscure the true nature of their experiences. Slaves did not have ‘agency!’ They were forced to do jobs without pay. This is not a benefit by any stretch of the imagination.”

The group also warned that DeSantis’s education policy could reflect poorly on GOP candidates across the country.

“Positions and implementation of curriculum like this dismiss and misrepresent the experiences of marginalized communities, hinder progress, and will alienate potential supporters,” the group said. “In order to grow the party, the GOP must demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity, empathy, and an accurate understanding of our shared history.”

The Black Conservative Federation isn’t the only organization taking action.

The black men’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity announced it was pulling out of its 2025 general convention which was set to take place in Orlando.

Organization Leader Endorsed Trump

Diante Johnson, the President of the Black Conservative Federation, endorsed former President Donald Trump for the 2024 election.

“After speaking with President Donald J. Trump last night, I am officially endorsing him for PRESIDENT of the United States of America!” he tweeted in late June.

“After discussing the progress made for Black America throughout his administration, how Joe Biden and the radical left hijacked the very soul of our nation, gas prices, inflation, energy independence, the innocence of our children, and our nation’s educational system, I know he is the only candidate that can restore our nation. Please join me and give our 45th and 47th President your support!”

Despite being virtually tied among white voters, polls show that black and minority Republicans and independents who tend to vote for Republicans strongly favor Trump over DeSantis.


  1. Why, of course Slavery must be 100% BAD!!! Maybe 1000% BAD, if there is something like that in anything besides baseball batting averages. This black group is “Conservative” just like I’m a BLM/Antifa lover!
    Friends, NOTHING is black & white. Everything has some good results, even crap like Slavery, Nazis, and modern day Leftist Dems!
    Have a good day, everyone.

  2. Republicans must strongly reject anything that smacks of racism. Mainly because racism is bad. Secondly because the Democrats will use it against all Republicans even if only a couple within the party espouse such ideas. We know there are many racists in the Democratic Party, but this fact is ignored by the left wing news media which supports the radical ideas of the leftist Democratic Party. Conservatism benefits blacks and other minorities far more than the “Progressive” ideals of the Democratic Party. What they call progress really is not progress. Abortion and LGBTQ+ rights is not progress as they claim. No God fearing American should support such leftists that make up much of the Democratic Party.

  3. Slavery was, and still is a vile institution. I’ve no argument there, but it was Humanities Curse upon itself, because damn near everybody participated in it.
    So everyone’s got their knickers in a twist over one word, in a sentence they’ve misread. Nothing in the curriculum says Slavery “Benefited” Slaves.
    It does say an uncomfortable truth, that many former slaves took the skills they were forced to learn, and used those skills to their and others benefit after Slavery ended. There’s nothing negative about the statement, and in fact it shows the great adaptation and resourcefulness of the former slaves.
    Would we have the words, wisdom and efforts to end Slavery of Frederick Douglass, if his Owner’s wife had not taken the time to teach him to read and write? A skill she taught a young Douglass at a time when educating slaves was a serious crime. Frederick Douglass would have existed, but not the Douglass we know as one of the greatest Black Abolitionists of the era. Douglass took that skill, and used it to his, and our nation’s benefit (a collection of Douglass’ essays and opinions graces my modest library of books, that’s how much influence Douglass, and his skill had).
    Not every slave was whipped, nor was every slave sexually abused. Saying they were doesn’t make it true. Just because there were kindly owners, doesn’t justify Slavery. It is equally wrong to paint all former owners as bloodthirsty sadists and sexual abusers, because it’s simply not true either.
    What Florida’s curriculum is doing is an honest and objective treatment of an Uncomfortable Subject. It does so without radical Ideological False Theories from one side that keeps Blacks in Bondage to Victimhood. An Enslavement fully as loathsome as what their ancestors endured.

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