A Florida textbook provider reportedly removed mentions of race from a lesson plan revolving around the legacy of Rosa Parks in order to comply with the state’s “Stop Woke” Act. According to a report from The New York Times, the initial lesson plan told students that Rosa Parks was removed from her bus seat in Birmingham due to “the color of her skin.” A revised version of the lesson plan excluded the mention of Parks’ race.
“She was told to move to a different seat. She did not. She did what she believed was right,” the passage reads, according to The New York Times.
The textbook provider in question, Studies Weekly, decided to address the matter as it began to float through national headlines. In a statement issued to CNN, Studies Weekly said that “individuals in our curriculum team severely overreacted in their interpretation of [the “Stop Woke” Act] and made unapproved revisions.”
“It would be impossible to teach about the significance of Rosa Parks without discussing her race,” the Florida Department of Education stated.