New Anti-Trump American History Textbook Stirring Controversy
Just when you thought America’s schools couldn’t indoctrinate children any further, a new textbook comes along to prove you wrong. A top education publisher is pushing a new anti-Trump American History textbook for high school honors students.
James Fraser, an author and New York University professor, is no fan of the current president. A point he makes clear in his book titled “By the People: A History of the United States.” Fraser hopes it will replace current American History textbooks across the country.
The textbook is already creating controversy for its blatant pro-leftist agenda.
Terra Snyder, a Minnesota high school student, called the book “appalling” after seeing it at her school. Speaking to Fox News, Snyder said, “By the People” slams Trump supporters while paying homage to Hillary Clinton.
A chapter in the book titled “The Angry Election of 2016,” supports Snyder’s claims.
“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.
Besides labeling Trump a racist, the textbook describes his supporters through the eyes of Clinton voters. Essentially branding them as white, backwoods rednecks, Frasier asserts that the president’s base is “fearful” of change.
“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 textbook says.
Not surprisingly, “By the People” also promotes the Black Lives Matter movement by addressing the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Fraser admonishes police officers whom he refers to as a “nearly all-white occupying army” in a predominantly black city.