Black Floridians hold Governor DeSantis partially responsible for the recent shooting incident in Jacksonville. The incident has raised questions among children about the contributing dynamics and policies championed by DeSantis. While it may be considered woke to discuss the March on Washington, other uncomfortable historical events like the 60th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder are not typically taught in schools.
Governor DeSantis recently addressed not only the looming hurricane, but also the tragic shooting in Jacksonville. However, his attempts to support the community were met with boos, which is not surprising considering the racial tension surrounding his rhetoric and policies.
Black citizens see DeSantis as someone who discourages learning about the country’s racist history and who promotes divisive policies. This sentiment is seen as a major factor behind the negative reaction experienced by the governor.
In the aftermath of the shooting, many Black Floridians believe that DeSantis needs to take responsibility for what happened. Their dissatisfaction stems from the perception that DeSantis has disregarded the uglier aspects of the state’s history and racial tensions.
Black Floridians argue that if a child asked about the dynamics behind the shooting, teachers might struggle to provide an adequate explanation, given the policies championed by DeSantis. The incident has brought attention to the need for a more comprehensive and inclusive approach to education that encompasses the state’s racial history.
The booing incident serves as a symbol of the deep-rooted racial tension within Florida. It highlights the feelings of many Black Floridians who believe that the governor’s policies and rhetoric contribute to social divisions.
Moving forward, it is essential for Governor DeSantis to address these concerns and work towards bridging the racial divide in Florida.