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Anti-Trump American history textbook 'blatantly biased,' critics say

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:21 PM
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/16/anti-trump-american-history-textbook-blatantly-biased-critics-say.html

A new Advanced Placement honors American history textbook has not been distributed to students yet but it’s already stirring controversy for being anti-Trump and suggesting his supporters are angry xenophobes.

Tarra Snyder, a junior at Rosemount High School in Minnesota and who saw a copy of the book sent to her school, told Fox News she was “appalled” after seeing how “blatantly biased” the newest edition of “By the People: A History of the United States” was toward Trump and his voters. Snyder said the history book, which some have said reads more like an op-ed, also glossed over all issues then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced during her campaign.  

"There are specific parts where it goes off the rails from a historical textbook toward an op-ed," Snyder told Fox News.

The textbook – published by British-owned, Pearson Education, and authored by New York University professor James Fraser – is currently being pitched to public high schools in an effort to get them to buy the latest edition.

Alex Clark, co-host of The Joe and Alex Show on WNOW in Indianapolis, Ind. tweeted the book was the latest example of “an effort going on in public school to indoctrinate kids with an anti-conservative agenda.”

The final section of the book, titled “The Angry Election of 2016,” is highly critical of Trump.

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A new AP history textbook that covers the 2016 election is coming under fire for being "blatantly biased" against Trump and his supporters.  (Courtesy of Terra Snyder)

“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.

Trump voters are described as “mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white” while the book uses the viewpoint of Clinton voters to describe Trump’s supporters as fearful, backwards, sexist people who supported a mentally ill candidate.

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

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A new AP history textbook that covers the 2016 election is coming under fire for being "blatantly biased" against Trump and his supporters.  (Courtesy of Terra Snyder)

The book also bashes police for its handling of the Ferguson riots.

In a section titled “Black Lives Matter,” Fraser wrote that after the shooting of Michael Brown, Brown’s “parents were kept away at gunpoint.” He paints a negative view of police while glossing over violent tactics carried out by some rioters, critics say.

“The nearly all-white police force was seen as an occupying army in the mostly African American town…the police increased the tensions, defacing memorials set up for Brown and using rubber bullets on demonstrators,” he wrote.

According to his bio, Fraser wrote the book to “help make U.S. History courses more lively, with a focus on the agency of everyday Americans or many different communities, times, and places.”

Pearson did not  immediately respond to a request for comment.

by on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:21 PM
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MissAndree
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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After the last decade of propaganda textbooks from the religious extremists in Texas, anything is an improvement.
Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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Oh get ready...

Trump fans are not going to be very happy AT ALL when they find out how Trump is going to go down in the History books....


And not just American History books... all over the world he is going to be shown for the racist, sexist, coward that he is.

Widowmaker99
by Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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What's false in the book?
numbr1wmn
by Lina on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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Well if you are all ok with this is proves the hypocricy of the left

numbr1wmn
by Lina on Apr. 16, 2018 at 2:59 PM

So you would be ok with your child using a conservative anti obama book?

Quoting Widowmaker99: What's false in the book?


Widowmaker99
by Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM
My child is 1. What is false in the book?

Quoting numbr1wmn:

So you would be ok with your child using a conservative anti obama book?

Quoting Widowmaker99: What's false in the book?

LGANDER
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 3:03 PM
This is from a Fox News article, a complaint from a teen who is obviously a Trump fan.
Might this be a little biased?
It looks biased.
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