Published On: Sat, Nov 23rd, 2013

Middle school book: ‘White voters would never vote for a black President’

Some are blaming Common Core while others are just calling it outrageous. A middle school book about President Obama thrusts race into the 2008 election, making the bold claims ‘white voters would never vote for a black president.’

barack Obama by Jane Sutcliffe bookRecently the Education Secretary Arne Duncan associated race with the critics of Common Core, the new education standard, so some folks are very riled by the discovery in Illinois.

The Facebook page “Moms Against Duncan” was launched after Duncan specifically named “white suburban moms” as main opponents of Common Core, which is backed by the Obama administration and teachers unions.

The controversy around the book “Barack Obama,” written by Jane Sutcliffe and published by Lerner, mostly surrounded the following paragraph:

“But some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president. Other angry voices were raised. Barack’s former pastor called the country a failure. God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens, he said.” (See a photo below)

The Illinois review discovered it is a 4th grade book and is part of the lesson for St Clair County students. The review mentions another book Call Me Barry, which recounts the President battling drugs and alcohol during his identity crisis of actually looking black.

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