NEW YORK – Students across America could soon get the left’s take on the Black Lives Matter movement courtesy of a new Common Core aligned textbook.
“Black Lives Matter (Special Reports)” details “the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light,” according to publisher ABDO, Fox News Insider reports.
“Black Lives Matter (Special Reports)” is co-authored by black feminism professor Duchess Harris of Minnesota’s Macalester College, and Sue Bradford Edwards, a freelance “writer, blogger, explorer extraordinaire,” according to her website.
The Black Lives Matter book is geared toward sixth through 12th grade students and was recently featured on Fox & Friends Weekend, where black lawyer and writer Larry Elder explained why he believes it’s a pile of garbage.
“It’s indoctrinating young kids, teaching them that black people are victims and, by the way, you, as white people, ought to feel really, really guilty about it,” Elder said, according to BizPacReview.com. “Nevermind the election, and re-election of a black president.”
It’s unclear what lessons are included in the book, but its description gives the sense it won’t be the hard facts about how black criminals have put themselves in situations that ended their life at the hands of white police officers.
Judging by the publishing schedule, it also seems unlikely the book will include recent antics by Black Lives Protestors at political rallies, where the movement’s most radical factions have shut down peaceful gatherings for Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and heckled Martin O’Malley. It’s also unclear how the book covers race riots that engulfed cities like Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland in the wake of grand jury decisions not to indict white officers that killed black criminals.
Elder believes the book totally misses the biggest problems facing blacks in America, and the refusal of Black Lives Matter to acknowledge the obvious is only making matters worse.
At the top of the list, he said, is “the implosion of the black family” brought on by Democratic political policies.
“Obama said if you grow up without a father you’re five times more likely to be poor, nine times more likely to drop out of school (and) 20 times more likely to end up in jail,” Elder told Fox & Friends Weekend. “And the reason for the implosion of the black family are the left-wing policies that have encouraged women to marry the government and men to abandon their financial and moral responsibility.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump also appeared on Fox News over the weekend to discuss Black Lives Matter, and O’Malley’s apology to the movement in July after he countered that “all lives matter,” according to Think Progress.
“I thought that when O’Malley made the statement that … all lives matter, and then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting little weak pathetic baby. That’s the problem with our country … I think it was politically incorrect what he did,” Trump said. “When I watched that whole thing going on, and how they’re pandering, I think it’s a disgrace.”
Trump’s comments back up previous statements he made about President Obama during the race riots that engulfed Baltimore following police shootings earlier this year.
Trump tweeted in April that “Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!”
Elder told Fox & Friends Black Lives Matter’s newest focus on harassing Democratic political candidates for president could be much more productive if organizers targeted people who are actually degrading black culture and promoting crime.
So he offered a suggestion.
“Why don’t they come down to Compton or South Central (Los Angeles), where I grew up, and confront the Bloods and the Crips and MS-13?” Elder questioned. “Get in their faces and chant ‘black lives matter.’ Maybe that will have some sort of effect.”