A history book at a public school in Indianapolis teaches kids that President Trump is mentally ill and his supporters are racist.
“In case you didn’t think there was an effort going on in public schools to indoctrinate kids with an anti-conservative agenda, a friend of mine took pictures and highlighted parts of this AP US History book,” the WNOW radio host wrote on Twitter.
The textbook, “By The People,” by James W. Fraser is geared for Advanced Placement high school students in grades 9-12, according to its publisher's website. The book, published by textbook giant Pearson, is an updated edition and carries a 2019 copyright mark.
A section of the book that has sparked controversy reads:
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. 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. They also worried about the mental instability of the president-elect and the anger that he and his supporters brought to the nation.
Published photos of the book show that it also states:
Whatever people’s opinions, on January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the forty-fifth president of the United States. The inner circle of his advisors seemed to represent a mix of some deeply ideological conservatives, traditional politicians, and his family. His cabinet nominees were mostly highly successful business leaders who had made their fortunes and were now joining the team of another unusually successful businessman. They were largely white males, more so than any presidential cabinet since Ronald Reagan.
"By The People" also mentions former President Barack Obama’s tenure: “Those who had long thought of the nation as a white and Christian country sometimes found it difficult to adjust.”
The book also promotes the "all-white-people-are-racists" narrative in a section about the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The nearly all-white police force was seen as an occupying army in the mostly African American town... police increased the tensions, defacing memorials set up for Brown and using rubber bullets on demonstrators.”
File this one under "Reasons Not to Put Your Kids in Public School".