U.S. history textbook portrays Trump as mentally ill, racist

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A new high-school American history textbook depicts President Donald Trump as mentally ill and castigates both him and his supporters as racist.

Published by Pearson Education, “By the People: A History of the United States” will be used by many Advanced Placement students beginning in 2020, reports Todd Starnes.

In the final section, titled “The Angry Election of 2016,” the book states Trump’s “not very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.”

“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,” the book says.

Trump’s supporters, the author writes, are “mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white.”

It says supporters of Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton “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.”

Clinton supporters “also worried about the mental stability of the president-elect and the anger that he and his supporters brought to the nation.”

A high-school student in Minnesota, Tarra Snyder, told Fox News she was “appalled” by the “blatantly biased” textbook.

“It was really, really surprising to me,” she said. “I really believe that learning should be objective and that students can make their own decisions based on what they’re able to learn in a classroom, and if the facts are skewed then students aren’t able to make well-rounded decisions on what they believe.”

Starnes said a Pearson spokesman defended the textbook, arguing it underwent “rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.”

“This work is designed to convey college-level information to high school students and meet specific Advanced Placement standards. It aims to promote debate and critical thinking by presenting multiple sides of historical issues and offering a broad survey of arguments from the 2016 presidential election and other recent topics,” the spokesman said.

“We have reviewed the passages in question independently and in the context of the rest of the book. This review has confirmed that the text offers a broad view of critical arguments from both sides of the 2016 presidential election.”

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This is outrageous! I will be sharing this with all my contacts. Thank you for posting this!

Considering the Marxist are in charge of the educational/indoctrination system this is not a surprise. The only way to make sure kids are told the truth is to home school or private school.  

I sure hope there is enough pushback on this bull crap that it gets shelved....permanently. 

The DOE needs to be abolished! It's been nothing but liberal indoctrination for decades!

Robin, I agree 100% that the DOE needs to be shut down. Leftist will continue to use it to indoctrinate and subjugate children. Many parents are unaware of what their children are being taught in school.

There have been so many changes in parent participation in schools as well. When my older children were in school, parent participation was encouraged. By the time my youngest son, and my grandchildren were in school, parent participation had become limited to a few occasions, like grandparents day. I feel that parent participation became limited, so parents would not be aware of what their children were being taught.

Leftist are so brazen today, they are no longer hiding their Marxist agenda. My grandchildren are young adults now, and their attitudes concerning social justice and identity politics are so evident. They were not raised to be SJW's. Much of what they learned was in public school. Parents must wake up and demand better for their children.

You are so right, Kwic. Things in schools are so different now from when I was in school back in the day. They don't even teach our history any longer. It's almost total liberal indoctrination now inthe classrooms. So sad. It's got to change.

Things sure are different. The left was successful in desensitizing a whole generation (and the generation after) to the horrors of what socialism and communism brought to its people.  All it took was ‘soft’ use of the terms for awhile, then some focus on misleading ‘good’ (like free health care) along with ‘the rich are evil’ and poof.  

My grandchildren are all out of school now. I now have 2 great grandchildren. They are babies, but I can't help but wonder what they will be taught in school in a few years. We know how the government is, so it doesn't seem likely that the DOE will ever be dismantled.  

This article is completely friggin' nuts!!  I tried going to Pearson Education to read the 'history' book and was directed to go to www.pearsonschool.com/access_request and this popped up:

Academic honesty?  Are they kidding??

Wow Jodi! That is unbelievable! We should have access to material that our children read, and that our taxes pay for.   

Absolutely, kwic!!

I'm going to contact this publisher and ask how one can read this book and their version of history.  Also going to see if our school districts are using this for their advanced students.

We'll see what kind of responses I get.

Good for you Jodi! Please keep us posted with what you find out. Maybe we can help in some way.

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