Black Lives Matter female activist holding a sign with a message Racism is a Pandemic Too via Ivan Radic via Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Jessica Watkins rode a Space-X rocket out of Cape Canaveral at 3:52 a.m. Wednesday. Destination: the International Space Station, where the 33-year-old astronaut became the ISS’s first Black female crew member and flight engineer. From 248 miles above sea level, this UCLA Ph.D. (geology), Cal Tech post-doctoral fellow, and fifth Black woman in space can peer down in astonishment at those on Earth who consider math racist and not quite right for Blacks.

Florida, the state from which Watkins launched, recently decided not to use 54 mathematics-instruction volumes in its classrooms. “Reasons for rejecting textbooks included references to critical race theory,” the Sunshine State’s Department of Education announced on April 15.

The state’s Gov. Ron DeSantis recently said: “It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house built on the foundation of Common Core, and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students.” Indeed, 71 percent of texts submitted for grades K-5 violated the state’s laws against woke-tainted teaching materials.

DeSantis’ move is just the latest effort to undo the damage created by the increasingly radical education establishment, which sees a white hood lurking behind every blackboard.

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Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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