Schools Soon Required To Teach “Racial Significance” Of Obama Presidency

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April 27, 2014 7:32am PST

In yet another progressive step from the left, a bill has recently passed that encourages California schools to teach the “racial significance,” of Obama’s presidency.

The bill, AB1912, was headed up by Assemblyman Chris Holden and recently passed through the California State Assembly with, “a 71-0 vote and no debate or discussion.” As dictated by law, the bill will now move to Senate in order to be voted upon once again.

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As high school students are already required to learn about the most recent of presidents, Holden wanted to add a bit more oomph to the Obama section in history textbooks. Sharing his race and the significance of his electoral outcomes, Holden wants books to go into detail on how it affected, “racial equality and civil rights.”

Holder explained 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.”

Instead, he argued that Obama’s election is a, “historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States,” despite years of aggression and intimidation, “that prevented millions of African-Americans from voting.”

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Although the bill has recently been passed, it’s more of a suggestion than a law. The Board of Education is expected to update the textbooks by the 2015-26 school year, but does not have to follow the lawmaker’s request.

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According to CBS Sacramento, “Textbooks could be updated within five years, likely after Obama leaves office.”

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