California Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill to Teach About Racial Significance of Obama

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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California. It’s like North Korea, but with better beaches.

A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama’s presidency.

The Assembly approved AB1912 with a 71-0 vote and no debate or discussion. It now heads to the state Senate.

Of course there’s no discussion or debate. What’s there to discuss or debate?

The bill by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, asks state education officials to include Obama’s election in history and social studies standards laying out what students are expected to learn.

High school history students already learn about recent presidents. But Holden says lessons about Obama also should focus on what his election meant for racial equality and civil rights.

He said on the Assembly floor that the 2008 election “should not just be a mere footnote within textbooks, but rather focus on the significance of Americans overcoming our nation’s past and acknowledging that Americans are moving in the right direction.”

No it should be the whole chapter. We can just stop teaching the 19th century, except for the Civil War and then cut right to Obama in 2008. It’s the new education.

How pathetically ignorant is the bill?

(a) The election of Barack Hussein Obama to the office of President of the United States was a historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States…

(h) In honor of this milestone in civil rights his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Holder’s original text stated that Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for being elected while black. This is the ignorant idiot who wants to dictate that schools teach about the greatness of Obama.

  • DogmaelJones1

    It’s this kind of idiocy that is intended to perpetuate racial strife and racial tensions. It isn’t as idiotic as it seems, on the surface. There’s money to be made from racial strife. Ask Al Sharpton,or Jesse Jackson, the professional race hustlers. If there weren’t any measurable racial strife for them to invent or exploit, what would they do for a living?

    • JackSpratt

      They are race-hustlers and poverty pimps, like Obongo, Waters, Cummings, Holder, and a bunch of leftwing white democraps. Their political and economic fortunes depend on a permanent underclass.

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  • liz

    Obama’s image is already a total fraud, and his image in history and textbooks is guaranteed to be. But that is a long standing tradition, dating back at least to Lincoln…so no surprise there. The government run brainwashing continues.

  • VHG1

    Obama’s “race” is pretty sketchy isn’t it? He’s not Black..Jesse Jackson said so in 2008! Sharpton said “He’s not down for the struggle” that same year. His mother was WHITE and his father was…what? I ask that because there are so many different versions and NO DNA to prove any of it

    • Marsha

      Technically, he is an Africanised hybrid. A mulatto. However, he refers to himself as black so I’m good with that.

    • JackSpratt

      What’s important is that his mother was a marxist, his two fathers (either Obama, Sr or Frank Davis) were both communists, his Chicago inspiration was Alinsky, a marxist, and his minister was an anti-American who preached black liberation theology (a quasi-religious afro-centric marxism). Two of his best friends, who helped him launch is political career, are communist and domestic terrorist’s Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn.

      • Softly Bob

        You missed out homosexual, and I’m still convinced that homosexuality is a political affiliation!

        • JackSpratt

          I’m not sure what you mean, but yes the homo’s are affiliated with the left.

  • JackSpratt

    So long as they also teach about his marxist ideology, anti-Americanism, anti-constitutionalism, and incompetence.

  • Portside Overboard

    You mean, Obama – the last black president?

  • tkellybal

    They are doing all they can to make his race his legacy- his election being a great civil rights moment. His actual performance as President has been abysmal. It’s too painful for many to consider the fact that the first ‘black’ president is also perhaps the worst of the Modern Era.
    America is f*cked in the head over race, and will be for generations to come.

  • wileyvet

    That’s all it was? A historic step? So he WAS elected just because he is black. No skills, no qualifications, just a radical leftist Black Chicago community organizer. A new edition of Howard Zinn’s ” A People’s History of The United States” is being prepared right now so that students can learn the “truth” about how Obama the Great saved his nation during a time of intense racial tension and strife and healed the wounds tearing his country apart. Lo! He walked among the people, because he was of the people, and cured the sick, fed the hungry, clothed the naked, dried the tears of the children, empowered the weak, gave hope to those in despair and shone the light where once there was darkness.

  • pupsncats

    Simply another edition to the history lessons teaching kids to be ashamed of and hate America. A friend’s 16 year old daughter, living in California, informed me that after studying WWII, she is ashamed of being an American. This is exactly the purpose of our “educational” system and we all know it.