Find Out How This Law Could Make Praising Obama Mandatory In Schools

Common Core educational standards already mandate that leftist propaganda be included in virtually any public school lesson taught. Such activism is apparently not enough for Democrat California Assemblyman Chris Holden, though.

A recent bill he sponsored – which passed the Assembly and is now headed for the state Senate – would force high school history teachers to lavish additional praise on Barack Obama due to the supposed racial significance of his election.

The fact that millions of Americans voted for a half-white candidate, he maintains, “should not be a mere footnote within textbooks,” concluding teachers should “focus on the significance of Americans overcoming our nation’s past and acknowledging that Americans are moving in the right direction.”

In one respect, some conservatives might see this as a promising development. At least Holden admits Americans are by and large not a racist people – something race-obsessed activists like Al Sharpton would never concede. On the other hand, however, the bill would require that special attention be paid to Obama strictly based on his skin color, which in itself strikes many as a racial prejudice.

According to his bill, the 2008 election represented a “historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States,” alleging many of the nation’s prior elections were marred by threats of violence against black voters.

That election, however, turned the tables completely as Black Panthers reportedly used the same tactic against whites.

The bill would also tout Obama’s involvement in the Chicago political machine during his time as a community organizer.

While a local CBS affiliate reported the details of the bill, the online comments section offered a glimpse into the public’s reaction.

“You have to ask WHY would a state legislature pass a LAW mandating the teaching about someone’s race rather than their conduct?” one commenter asked. “I teach my kids that race is irrelevant when judging someone. Isn’t the CA legislature being racist? Who are they pandering to now for votes??”

Another poster predicted “the significance of Obama’s presidency is that the last black man has been elected president.”

Several suggested that a lesson in his dangerous ideology would be more appropriate than a study of his melanin content. Others pointed out that focusing on a politician’s race is the opposite of embracing a color-blind society.

“If we, as a nation, were truly progressing beyond racism then, the race of a person would be the most insignificant aspect of any individual no matter what societal position that person experiences,” one commenter wrote. “It would not even rise to the significance of a mere footnote within textbooks.”

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4 comments to Find Out How This Law Could Make Praising Obama Mandatory In Schools

  • Elaine

    ….to teach the children “lies” as truth.
    There are already far tooo many liberal teachers.
    Parents are going to have to form committees and fight the school boards all over the nation on this.

  • Elaine

    I know this works!
    Parents need to form a phone tree. Each parent has a specific number of parents on their list to call to meet up at the school “un-announced”.
    The parents that receive the phone calls, in turn have a list of parents they call….and the procedure is repeated until all parents are notified.

    They contact the Media…THEN They all meet at the school.
    I HAVE done this. It does work.

  • Carolyne

    For what purpose do all of you parents meet at the school? Do you have a particular object in mind that you want hundreds of parents to converge on the school? If it worked, what worked. I’m sorry, but I fail to see the significance of having parents meet up at a school when in this case it is the legislature of CA which is advocating a North Korea style praise of their glorious leader. If there is a local issue which involves the schools, I would understand asking the parents to meet, but this suggestion is beyond me.

    • Elaine

      I was very clear. WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED!
      They do NOT like parents to get involved. They think they are superior.

      I have done this myself with a huge group of parents.

      So, you never got involved in the education or socialization of your child(children)?
      You figure it out from there.