In a normal world what should be considered hate speech is now being passed off as American History.
An American History textbook has found its way into Advanced Placement classrooms across America that portrays President Donald Trump as mentally ill and his supporters as racists.
“By The People: A History of the United States” was published last year by Pearson Education and is authored by James W. Fraser of New York University.
Fraser is a Professor of History and Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University (and more than likely, not happy about who is currently in the White House). Fraser’s biography on the NYU website states “By the People: A History of the United States” is designed to help make US History courses more lively, with a focus on the agency of everyday Americans of many different communities, times, and places.
Insulting the President and calling his supporters “racists” always starts a lively classroom discussion, doesn’t it?
A section of the book, “The Angry Election of 2016” is especially unflattering towards Trump.
“Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and some said, his not very hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,” Fraser wrote.
In another paragraph, Fraser writes, “[Hillary] Clinton supporters feared that the election had been determined by people who were afraid of a rapidly developing ethnic diversity of the country, discomfort with their candidates gender and nostalgia for an earlier time in the nation’s history. They also worried about the mental stability of the president-elect and the anger that he and his supporters brought to the nation.”
Fraser also described the 63 Million people who supported President Trump in the textbook as “mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white.”
Tarra Snyder, a student at Rosemount High School in Rosemount, Minnesota told FOX News last year she was appalled after seeing how “blatantly biased” the textbook was toward President Trump and his supporters.
Public schools are not about learning, but about who they can control.
We’ve seen what happens to students who have dared to express their first amendment right to wear a “MAGA” hat or a “Trump” shirt to school.
A student wearing a MAGA hat was called an a**hole by his teacher on a video that went viral last year. The teacher demanded that the student remove his hat. The student refused and the teacher took the class and left the classroom because he was triggered by the student’s hat.
Addison Barnes, 18, of Liberty School in Hillsboro, Oregon was suspended from his school in 2018 for wearing a T-shirt that read “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.” Barnes eventually sued the school, the district and the principal for violating his first amendment rights and won. In October 2018, Matthew Collins, a student at Harnett Central High School in Angier, North Carolina attended his high school’s football game wearing a patriotic shirt to participate in the night’s official theme, “USA America Night.” The shirt Collins wore had the President’s name along with the number “45” on it (Trump is the 45th President of the United States). Collins was ordered by the school’s principal to change shirts or leave the game. Students at Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona were targeted by administrators for wearing “Make America Great Again” attire during a “Party in the USA” themed spirit week at their school in March 2019. The students said they were reprimanded by the school and were asked to take off their hats and shirts. One parent said, “I’m infuriated. I feel like they don’t support our president and they are inflicting those thoughts on our kids.”
Remember the video of the Texas high school teacher, Payal Modi of Adamson High School who pretended to shoot President Trump in her classroom, shouting “Die!” as she aimed a fake gun at a projection of the President in front of her students? She was suspended. Not fired.
The hatred of anything not left or progressive is nothing new, except in the Age of Trump, it is more blatant.
Public school students have been indoctrinated for years with text books written by Howard Zinn, a communist who wrote about the history of the United States through a Marxist lens. Stanford University School of Education Professor Sam Wineburg said that Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” offers bad lessons in historical thinking, often weaving a unified theory of oppression in which the rich and powerful afflict the poor and disenfranchised throughout history.
Fraser’s textbook takes history to a whole new level by demonizing Trump’s supporters and stating that the President is mentally unfit to serve.
Parents, it isn’t that difficult to turn around this anti-Conservative sentiment that is pervading our schools. Go to your School Board meetings and speak up. Attend Parent-Teacher conferences. Make an appointment to see your Principal. Talk to your students about what they are learning in school. Ask questions. Take time out to know what your student is being taught and read the text books yourself. Enlist conservative voices to serve on your School Board.
Because the future of your child and the future of our country depends on it.