You don’t have to be a genius to know that if you give a bully your lunch money, he’s just going to bully you for your lunch money again the next day.
You don’t handle a bully by giving in to his demands. It only encourages him to continue bullying, you and others. You’re telling him that his bullying is successful.
So shame on the College Board for giving into the bullying of Ron DeSantis. Ron DeSantis is a bully. He’s bullied Mickey Mouse. He’s a bully to educators. He’s a bully to anyone he deems is a liberal or “woke.” We’ve even seen him bully high school students, scolding them for wearing face masks and jabbing his pointy sticky finger at them. Right now, DeSantis is planning to ban state universities from spending money on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in hopes that they will “wither on the vine” without funding.
Florida rejected an AP African American course, claiming it was indoctrinating, political, and woke. The College Board says it didn’t revise the program because of this, but yeah. Just look at what was removed, lessons on Black Lives Matter and on reparations for the harms of slavery and racial discrimination, as well as suggested readings from left-leaning notables such as scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, an architect of critical race theory.
Joshua Myers, an associate professor of Africana studies at Howard University, said, “This was pure cowardice. and it shows how far liberals will go to confront the creeping fascism in this country. And that’s not very far at all.” Myers is listed as an adviser to the AP course framework.
David Blight, a history professor at Yale University and author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on Frederick Douglass, said he withdrew an endorsement of the course plan on Wednesday after he heard about the revisions. He said “I thought, ‘No, no, wait a minute.'” Blight did not participate in the course development, but he said he wants answers. “This is all a matter of academic freedom.”
It’s funny that the people who claim they’re about freedom, such as Ron DeSantis, are quick to deprive it from people who don’t look like them. It’s like their support of free speech, yet Desantis tries to regulate it with his anti-woke law. DeSantis says “Florida is where woke goes to die,” but how do you ban a viewpoint?
The AP African American course is being tried out in about 60 high schools and will be available nationwide by 2024. But in what form? Other yee-haw states are now considering following DeSantis’ actions, states such as Arkansas which in its wisdom made Sarah Huckabee Sanders its governor, who’s seeking to be a bully in her own right.
Bullying is what Republicans do. Look at Kevin McCarthy trying to bully President Biden over the debt ceiling while he can’t come up with any specifics. He’s just bullying for the sake of bullying.
There’s another thing we know about bullies. They’re all cowards. Usually, all you gotta do is pop one in the nose and they go away. Bullies can only dish it out, but they can’t take it. When a bully challenges you to a fight, the only recourse is to kick its ass.
Creative note: I’m in Indianapolis. I wrote another version of this cartoon two weeks ago but put it aside for other ideas on the subject. But after reading about the College Board’s revisions, I thought of how to re-do the idea during my three flights and two layovers yesterday.
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I hope someone kicks Duh!Santis’s ass real soon! I live too far away to do it myself. Maybe there should be a Black Lives Matter protest in front of his home, and when he comes out to protest, someone runs him down with a car!
But, oh yeah, he IS a bully, so he is too much of a coward to come outside himself. He’ll be hiding on his toilet, shitting his guts out!
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I don’t go west of Erie Pennsylvania or south of Washington DC. Been there done that …. Done for good now. Northern New England, Canada, Greenland and Iceland only. Mostly like staying home and drawing!
Excellent cartoon Clay.
( From the past … Hitler became chancellor in a democratic Germany and in four years transformed it into Nazi Germany. DeSantis is using the Mein Kampf playbook. Keep America dumbed down and Nazi takeover history will be repeated. Count on that. )
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This is a pretty concise history lesson about not confronting bully’s early on
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In my opinion this absolutely is the best cartoon yet !! Have not been able to stop chucking since reading free ocean cruise in 1619 !!!!!!
Travis Kelce would call Bully Baby A Jabroni and that’s what the ROCK got cooking!!!
I kind of doubt that they had enough time to make the changes within the two week period since DeSatan first came out with this crap, however, that doesn’t really matter. What is important is that this course is now tainted. The Reich-wing will believe they won and the board kowtowed to them, while the Left will have serious doubts about the quality of the course, serious enough that it could keep many from taking it. At this point they might just as well scuttle the course altogether, regardless of what it’s quality really is, because of the bad smell that has been generated around it.
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I so loathe DeSantis and his ways!! — I live in FloriDUH!! … “Florida rejected an AP African American course, claiming it was indoctrinating, political, and woke. The College Board says it didn’t revise the program because of this, but yeah. Just look at what was removed, lessons on Black Lives Matter and on reparations for the harms of slavery and racial discrimination, as well as suggested readings from left-leaning notables such as scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, an architect of critical race theory.”