The Resemblance Between Florida’s New History Teaching Standards the Lost Cause of the Confederacy is Telling; Also, Can Regulating Social Media Save the Children?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to Florida’s newly approved standards for teaching african american history and consider how they may compare to other efforts to rewrite history, such as The Lost Cause of the Confederacy mythology (01:31).  The guys also discuss the ongoing bipartisan effort to regulate social media companies and the algorithms they use to present content to users, particularly to minors (36:14).

New Florida teaching standards say African Americans received some ‘personal benefit’ from slavery (Politico)

Lost Cause of the Confederacy (Wikipedia)

Understanding the Lost Cause Myth (YouTube)

Algorithms Are Making Kids Desperately Unhappy (NY Times)

Murphy Op-Ed for the New York Times: Big Tech Algorithms Are Killing Kids’ Sense of Discovery (Senator Chris Murphy)