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UPDATED: “Shameful” – “Historian tasked with teaching about slavery at the Virginia Governors Mansion just resigned after finding the Youngkins converted her classroom into a family room”

As Prof. Larry Sabato comments sarcastically, "Slavery is such an inherently divisive topic."


UPDATED: VPM has corrected its story, “ with clarification from Youngkin’s spokesperson noting that the space is not used for that purpose.”


Disgraceful – but also not surprising, from the same person (Glenn Youngkin) who ran a demagogic, “Southern Strategy”-style campaign centered, in part, on stoking anxiety about “Critical Race Theory” which isn’t even taught in Virginia’s schools, but which helped activate the Trump Republican “base” to turn out on election day…

Archeologist and historian Kelley Fanto Deetz resigned on Friday from a position as Virginia’s Executive Mansion’s director of historic interpretation and education

…Deetz previously told VPM she’d arrived at the mansion last month to find Youngkin’s team had converted a planned educational space for mansion visitors– and former laundry and sleeping quarters for enslaved workers – into a family room. Period cooking supplies on loan from Monticello and other sites had been cast aside in the historic kitchen, Deetz said. Her office had also been emptied.


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