The new Advanced Placement U.S. History book is under fire across America for, among other scandals, portraying President Donald Trump’s supporters as ignorant old racists. It also paints Trump as a racist and highlights his alleged “extremism,” without explaining what, exactly, the far-left author considers to be “extreme.”
“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 – more voters than any other single Republican candidate,” claimed the author, without explaining how Trump could win when “most” supposedly thought he was too extreme.
“Trump’s supporters saw the vote as a victory for the people who, like themselves, had been forgotten in a fast-changing America – a mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white group,” claims the book, dubbed “ By The People: A History of the United States” and written by leftist pseudo-historian James Fraser from New York University.
By contrast, Clinton supporters are portrayed much differently. “Clinton’s 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 candidate’s gender, and nostalgia for an earlier time in the nation’s history,” the author wrote.
On top of that, the book continues pushing the fake narrative, peddled by what Trump has consistently ridiculed as the “fake news” media, that the president’s critics are concerned about his “mental stability” and his “anger.” “They [Clinton supporters] also worried about the mental instability of the president-elect and the anger that he and his supporters brought to the nation,” the author said.
What sort of “anger,” and what might lead somebody to “worry” about Trump’s mental stability, was not specified. Concerns of Trump voters — that Hillary Clinton was a criminal who belonged in jail for a massive crime spree stretching back decades — are barely mentioned in the book, despite having a much more solid foundation in reality.
In keeping with the collectivist, race-obsessed ethos that permeates the book, the author felt compelled to comment on the race of Trump’s cabinet appointments. “They were largely white males, more so than any presidential cabinet since Ronald Reagan,” the book says. Ironically, the book attacks police and celebrates the “Black Lives Matter” movement, an AstroTurf fraud funded by billionaires led by racists and radicals.
Critics were outraged. Indianapolis talk-radio host Alex Clark, for example, cited the book as further evidence of “an effort going on in public schools to indoctrinate kids with an anti-conservative agenda.” Writing at The American Mirror, Kyle Olson called public schools “the battlefield for our children’s minds.” And unfortunately, he said, “progressives are in charge of it all, from writing the textbooks, to those reading them aloud in class.”
The book is published by the controversial British publishing behemoth Pearson. It has not been distributed — yet. But the publisher and author defended the pseudo-history, and are sticking by it, even having the nerve to claim with a straight face that it is “unbiased.”
Friends of The Newman Report are in the process of acquiring and reviewing the disgraced “history” textbook, so stay tuned for more revelations of bias, brainwashing, indoctrination, and fake history. In the meantime, parents must protect their children from the indoctrination masquerading as “education” taking place in government schools across America.