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Textbook Tells Fourth Graders ‘White Voters’ Were Unlikely To Support Black President

Fourth grade students in Dupo, Illinois assigned to reading a Common Core approved biography of President Barack Obama are being told that all white voters were unlikely to vote for a black president due to racism.


Children at Bluffview Elementary who have been assigned to read the book, entitled “Barack Obama,” published by Lerner Publications and a part of Scholastic’s “Reading Counts” program, were informed on page 40 that despite Obama being a “nice fellow,” many allegedly believed that no white American would vote for him in 2008 based solely on the color of his skin.

“But some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads.

The book, approved for children as young as seven years old, also goes on to specifically mention controversial comments made by President Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright, while also claiming that the president has worked to bring whites and blacks together.

The book’s comments were brought to the attention of the “Moms Against Duncan” Facebook page, a group of parents and education activists opposed to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who recently claimed that “white suburban moms” only opposed Common Core because it showed that their children weren’t as smart as they thought, attempting to paint the nation-wide backlash against the curriculum as a race based issue.

“Would it have been possible for him to be elected (twice) without the support of vast numbers of white Americans?” one member stated.

The book appears to follow the viewpoint that all opposition to the president is based purely on race, which has reached near-comedic levels in its absurdity. Some are now even claiming that opposition to Obamacare is pure racism, despite 55 percent of the public being opposed to its disastrous roll out as millions get dropped from their current providers.

The book raises even more questions over what exactly children are being taught through the Common Core approved curriculum, which has continued to produce inaccurate and highly questionable material.

Just last month, sixth grade students in Arkansas were asked to throw out two amendments in the “outdated” Bill of Rights, causing major backlash from parents.

The month prior, students in several states using a Common Core approved textbook not only found incorrect interpretations of the Second Amendment, but were also taught that Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War, labeled as the “American mobs,” were the same as “guerrilla” groups like those that fought in Vietnam in the 1960s.

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  1. I have an idea which agency is behind this in government by knowing their history!

    Racist FBI ‘Cointel’ Coloring Book For Kids Advocates Killing ‘Pig Cops’

    A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner – review The ominous power and scandalous history of the FBI Stephen Holmes The Guardian, Friday 30 March 2012

  2. Social engineering, by design. They want our kids fkd up.

  3. "Only in that way could Americans make a more perfect United States" A more perfect?
    What half educated nit wit wrote that?
    Ohhh riiight. Never mind.

  4. it doesn't say that at all!!! it's very poorly written, I accept – but then again it's for young children to read. The 'But white voters would never vote for a black president' is in the context of the SOME white voters – nowhere does it say ALL white people boycotted the idea of electing a black president. If anything this little passage is a message of hope, saying that racial integration is the only way that the U.S. would prosper and kinship was the best answer.
    Stop inciting hatred against those who are doing no wrong, interpret things differently and instead focus on those few white voters that actually didn't want a black president. Shun the racists, homophobes, sloths, cheaters and corporate bastards, not those trying to educate the young!

    • Why not just say we capitalist pig white voters can't see past a mulatto communist's skin color?

    • you can't be that pinheaded right?

      The point is that it brings up race when it is not needed, their is another agenda at hand. wake up

    • You call that EDUCATING???? IGNORANCE at its FINEST!!!! Yeah, for "young children to read"- that's filling their minds with the same racism that cant seem to leave this nation!!! A message of HOPE???? No, let's get REAL here- teach children it doesn't matter what color (we are ALL some shade of brown!) a person is, what matters is how a person lives his life- a life of greed or generosity, of nasty or nice, of violence or kindness, of hatred or LOVE….
      Maybe you forgot, but Pres. Obama is biracial- a white mom and a black dad- this whole hype to have a "black President of the US" is just that. Did it make the US any better? Let's try a female President next and see where it goes…
      Or a GODLY VALUED BUSINESSMAN?? Someone's got to fix it, but NOT BIGGER Govt.!!!!! Ponder these thoughts…blessings to you and yours.

  5. The only racist people are the globalist that are trying to separate the people in America

    • The author of this deceptive article is incendiary and is fueling the fire of racism by incorrectly describing this book. The author states it is approved for ages as young as 7. Had he done his research as reputable journalists are required

  6. It is published by Lerner Publishing and appears to be required reading for 4th grade, under the new Common Core educational system for public schools. I located it on Amazon. It allows you to read the first 4 pages. It is definitely slanted by opinion not facts. So Common Core, much like Obama Care. This is not a matter of inciting hatred, this is about school books written with a slant. It is much more than just, poorly written, it is manipulating history.

    • Michel de Montaigne

      All of our corporate published textbooks do that. They present American history is glowing colors and gloss over our bloody, murderous empire. It's called indoctrination, and it's being done, most ffectively, by the RIGHT. It's weird that I never hear stories about corporate propaganda- gee, why doesn't the CORPORATE media report on that?

      • Michel de Montaigne

        present American history IN glowing colors, not "is". Bad typo!

      • I respectfully disagree. I homeschooled my 3 sons in central Florida x 7 yrs (grown now) . I do not believe the RIGHT is promoting this "indoctrination", that is being politically biased- why doesn't the "govt" and COMMON CORE tell the REAL story of America's founders and their Christian values and influences of our foundation??? Keep church and state separate, yeah right, church founded our country!!!! Public school started by teaching reading so they could read the Bible!!! So twisted along the "modern" ways- just like they tried to shut the Duck Dynasty Patriarch up, but freedom of speech will prevail- the people have spoken!! I believe in equality and quality for ALLhumans, but stop the double standards- get down to basics of living- giving, kindness, self-control, mutual respect… Corporations need to be regulated, not people trying to make a living. If you want to follow Pres. Obama's agenda of spreading the wealth, then Big Corps. should be giving back BIG TIME, right? NOT!!! So he is being hypocritical in his policy making- no wonder the US is so screwed up!!! Maybe we need Pres.George Washington to come back and straighten out this great nation!! Bless you.

      • Knowing what I know of American history today, and thinking back to what I was taught in the 4th grade more than 50 years ago, what we were taught back then amounted to little more than indoctrination as well. The only thing that's changed since those days are the sponsors.

  7. a black president. If anything this little passage is a message of hope

  8. Stop use the textbook to instill children racial discrimination

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  15. The book appears to follow the viewpoint that all opposition to the president is based purely on race, which has reached near-comedic levels in its absurdity.

  16. It is definitely slanted by opinion not facts. So Common Core, much like Obama Care. This is not a matter of inciting hatred, this is about school books written with a slant.

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    how can that be such a thing… white and black.. just like a chocolate, it's all good!

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