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Obama biography, required reading, tells fourth-graders that white Americans are racists
The Daily Caller ^ | 22 November 2013 | Eric Owens

Posted on 11/22/2013 12:03:51 PM PST by rarestia

Some parents in Dupo, Ill. are not happy that a biography of President Barack Obama is required reading for fourth-graders. They say the book contains a host of controversial elements, not least of which is that it casts white Americans who disagree with Obama’s politics as racist.

Fourth-grade students at Bluffview Elementary School were instructed that they would be tested and graded on the book’s contents, reports EAGnews.org.

The book, called simply “Barack Obama,” is published by Lerner Publications. The author, Jane Sutcliffe, appears to specialize in these kinds of biographies. She has written similar titles about Jesse Owens, Ronald Reagan, Sacagawea and Milton Hershey.

The kerfuffle about the book originally bubbled up through a Facebook page called Moms Against Duncan (MAD). The group actively opposes implementation of the Common Core curriculum.

EAGNews notes that the Obama book is part of Scholastic’s “Reading Counts” program and an acceptable title under the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which attempts to standardize various K-12 curricula around the country.

You can view a sample of the bio on Google Books.

The book continually identifies Obama on a first-name basis. It bizarrely blames the evils of television for learning ways “to be black” that are hilariously caricatured, stereotypical and negative.

When Barry looked in the mirror, he saw a young black man. But he didn’t know how to be black. And no one was there to teach him.

He decided to act like the black characters he saw on TV. He started acting tough. He cursed. Was that what it meant to be black?

As he got older, he started smoking and drinking. He tried drugs. Was that what it meant to be black?

It’s not clear if Sutcliffe purposefully conflates being a black American with “acting tough,” cussing, “smoking and drinking” and doing drugs.

Sutcliffe is white, according to her Amazon.com author page.

The Obama biography goes on to charge that white Americans did not want to vote for Obama because of his skin color. However, it neatly explains, America’s 44th president was able to bring everybody together in blissful unity.

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.

The book then recounts Obama’s March 2008 speech about race.

“Barack decided it was time to speak to Americans about race,” the next paragraph pedantically explains. “Black people and white people were too often angry with one another. All people were going to have to work together to solve the country’s problems. Only in that way could Americans make a more perfect United States.”

It’s not clear if the book’s author believes the United States is now “more perfect” some six years into the Obama presidency.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arth; childrenofthestate; commoncore; obama; obamabio; obamabiography
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The cult of personality is morphing into totalitarian worship starting with the very young. If anyone still believes that Obama has any intention of leaving the White Hut in 2016, I've got some swampland to sell you.
1 posted on 11/22/2013 12:03:51 PM PST by rarestia
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To: rarestia

Not a shred of narcissism from the guy at all.


2 posted on 11/22/2013 12:07:23 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: rarestia

Mein Kampt


3 posted on 11/22/2013 12:09:14 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: rarestia

I always hear that about every president and roll my eyes. This time I actually wonder. I cant decide if he wants to remain in the office, or if he would be satisfies with installing a one party government, letting another step in, and he remain some dear leader emeritus.

(freeing him to solely hug children, smoke, go on vacations, and golf)


4 posted on 11/22/2013 12:09:14 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: rarestia

There sure are a lot of teachers/education bureaucrats that could use a good scourging.


5 posted on 11/22/2013 12:09:36 PM PST by skeeter
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To: rarestia

“Barack decided it was time to speak to Americans about race”

I just threw up in my mouth a little.


6 posted on 11/22/2013 12:11:46 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: rarestia

There’s not enough White Guilt. They need more to justify confiscating money and property and giving it to slackers who vote democrat.


7 posted on 11/22/2013 12:12:39 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: rarestia

Wait until the kids get my book on Barry. They’ll have to expand the vocabulary quite a bit!


8 posted on 11/22/2013 12:12:53 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: rarestia

That book has no business being used in a school. It is racist. Obama is racist. He complains of sterotypes that caused him to act and be angry at whites. What does he think is happening when blacks target white kids and beat them up? A lot more of that happening, very little the other way around. So... blacks now (and for the last few decades) are inherently more racist particularly since they assault whites in ever increasing incidents. And Obama is a racist for fomenting more attacks by indoctrinating young black children.


9 posted on 11/22/2013 12:13:35 PM PST by roadcat
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To: rarestia
The cult of personality is morphing into totalitarian worship starting with the very young. If anyone still believes that Obama has any intention of leaving the White Hut in 2016, I've got some swampland to sell you.

Messianic figureheads come a dime a dozen - the MSM can whip one up in the time it takes to deliver a convention keynote address.

Its the army of unelected bureaucrats behind it that are calling the shots. And except for an increasing leftwing radicalism they haven't changed for 75 years.

10 posted on 11/22/2013 12:13:55 PM PST by skeeter
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To: rarestia

“But he didn’t know how to be black. And no one was there to teach him.”

.... Frank Marshall ...


11 posted on 11/22/2013 12:13:58 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: rarestia

I thought Reagan was great. I suppose I wouldn’t have minded favorable studies about him. Reagan loved this nation. He saw it as a shining city on a hill.

Obama is not great. He is a small vindictive man. I do mind favorable studies about him. He hates this nation. He sees it as the worst influence globally since we became a global player.

He’d rather have Muslim Brotherhood advisers than sound citizen advisers.

The guy has been damaged goods for a long long time.

He is unqualified, unfit, and probably not even a legally candidate for the position he holds. I’m not even sure he’s qualified to be on U. S. soil.

Look at the deterioration of this nation since he came on board. At some point, even the dumbest have to begin to ask questions of themselves.


12 posted on 11/22/2013 12:15:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: Doc Savage

4th grade isn’t too young to learn “liar”, “traitor”, “thief”, “tyrant”, “murderer” ...

Might be a bit young for “faggot”, although I think I knew that word by 9 or 10 yo.


13 posted on 11/22/2013 12:15:49 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: rarestia

Indoctrination and programming whites to believe they are racist, so when they are the victim of the “knockout” game, they will feel that they deserve it.


14 posted on 11/22/2013 12:16:26 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: rarestia

So ...Barry was raised by racists.


15 posted on 11/22/2013 12:17:14 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: rarestia

In today’s America, there is nothing controversial about saying all whites are racist.

Heck, that’s just a given.


16 posted on 11/22/2013 12:18:08 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: rarestia

I wonder if the book says anything about Blacks attacking Whites and laughing about it.


17 posted on 11/22/2013 12:19:26 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

I never used to be one but I think I’m quickly turning that corner.


18 posted on 11/22/2013 12:19:33 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rarestia

It took parents to point out this book? Is the entire school system so corrupt that this pile of bias is allowed to brainwash the kids, without question?


19 posted on 11/22/2013 12:20:03 PM PST by Exit148
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To: rarestia

I would bet a lot more white people have racist thoughts after 5 years of Obama. Not to mention Al Sharpton, Travon, the “knock out game”, etc.


20 posted on 11/22/2013 12:20:49 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: rarestia

I didn’t see anything objectionable about this author’s treatment of Ronald Reagan in the Amazon preview of her Reagan book. The part I saw seemed to give him credit for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall and his call for freedom. So she’s not a total far leftist because the true believers rate Reagan somewhat lower than Pol Pot.


21 posted on 11/22/2013 12:21:15 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: rktman
I never used to be one but I think I’m quickly turning that corner.

The term "racist" is irrelevant today. People are stupid for falling for the ruse of letting down their guard lest they be called racist. I've been attacked numerous times in my youth by blacks, yet I count many blacks as my friends. I hate the feral type of black punks that attack others for no reason than they like to do so.

Never consider yourself racist, for being careful and trying to survive. If set upon, kill the sucka if you have too, but don't blame yourself.

22 posted on 11/22/2013 12:28:13 PM PST by roadcat
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To: rarestia

23 posted on 11/22/2013 12:28:25 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: rarestia

24 posted on 11/22/2013 12:28:38 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: rarestia

25 posted on 11/22/2013 12:28:53 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: rarestia

26 posted on 11/22/2013 12:29:08 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: rarestia

Totalitarian group think.


27 posted on 11/22/2013 12:29:16 PM PST by GOPJ ("Knockout game' - newest reason NO OTHER RACIAL group wants to live near blacks.)
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To: rarestia

28 posted on 11/22/2013 12:30:36 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: DesertRhino

“I cant decide if he wants to remain in the office, or if he would be satisfies with installing a one party government,”

Personally, I think the Dems are going to get their clocks cleaned in 2014. I think Barry might resign to take the helm of the UN. The mantra of the enlightened class will be that “The United States is too beneath a man of such genius”. In reality, the goal of Obama is to inflict a steady diet of Joe Biden on us for not giving him congress in 2014.

That’s my prediction and I am sticking to it :-)!


29 posted on 11/22/2013 12:31:34 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: rarestia
And as a former teacher, I can tell you that a significant percentage of teachers spew these exact same messages in their classrooms with great regularity.

During Election 2000 (Bush v Gore), I had a 14 year old girl ask me if slavery would really come back if Bush was elected. Instead of doing what the Leftist teachers do, and telling her what to think, I tried my usual Socratic method to guide her to find the answer herself. I asked her, "Was there slavery 7 years ago when his father was still President? You were alive then." She said, "Yes, I think so."

THIS is what we are up against.

30 posted on 11/22/2013 12:32:09 PM PST by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: LyinLibs
He's not black.


31 posted on 11/22/2013 12:32:18 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: rarestia

Why are they required to read an Obama biography? Do they read any other Presidential biographies? Why are the Department of Education and the Democratic leaning teacher’s unions allowed to do this?


32 posted on 11/22/2013 12:32:31 PM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: rarestia
Get ready to hurl chunks....


33 posted on 11/22/2013 12:32:39 PM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Doc Savage

“They’ll have to expand the vocabulary quite a bit!”

You’re a better person than I am ... mine will be a leaflet rated NC-17.


34 posted on 11/22/2013 12:32:43 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: rarestia
Does the book claim we're racist against White Arabs (aka people who are 6% black)?


35 posted on 11/22/2013 12:33:31 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: roadcat

I’ll probably never actually be a racist. I’ve been too many places and seen too many diverse things to ever really become as hateful and intolerant as the lefties out there. I don’t tolerate intolerance very well. LOL!


36 posted on 11/22/2013 12:35:27 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Exit148
Yep. Education at ALL levels is 80-90% hard-core liberal. My liberal principal eventually stopped calling on me in faculty meetings because I constantly questioned the logic and the intent behind soooo many of the "newest and latest" pet projects that he would foist upon us. There I would sit, hand raised, as he would ask the faculty if anyone had any questions. Few ever did... and they all saw me patiently waiting and getting ignored.

(One of my favorites: he decried that the student body kept becoming "more diverse" while the faculty essentially stayed the same. I asked him if that meant there would be racial preferences used in hiring practices... after a long pause, he said "Of course there won't be. That would be illegal." My reply: "So why are you telling us this? Are you asking us to change? I'll claim to be Hispanic if you really need me to." (I have a nice Mediterranean tan going most of the time, thanks to some distant Cherokee in my bloodline.)

(Another: They were urging a NEW!! program... since the high-achievers had special classes, and the special needs kids had special classes, it was "unfair" that there were no special classes for the kids "that were lost in the middle". The genius solution? Hand-pick "middle" students we thought were most likely to succeed in the new program. When I pointed out that this would merely test our abilities to pick successful kids, rather than to see if the program worked on a random selection of those supposedly "lost" kids in the middle, I was rebuffed. Actually, I think that's when the ignoring began. LOL)

37 posted on 11/22/2013 12:42:52 PM PST by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: rarestia
Jane "you ignorant slut" Sutcliffe is being hammered on her Facebook page and it's even harsher on the Amazon.com reviews for the book.
38 posted on 11/22/2013 12:46:51 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: rarestia

Homeschool or Die.


39 posted on 11/22/2013 12:51:38 PM PST by CelesteChristi
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To: rarestia
I guess they forget all about his white half. He could have "acted white." He was brought up by whites and had so-called "white privilege" in regard to private school and Ivy League education. (Greater privilege than most whites!) He grew up in Indonesia, Hawaii, and New England, not in Mississippi during Jim Crow. If he opted to do drugs and hang with unsavories, that was HIS choice, not one forced upon him.

I don't remember TV showing black men as druggie hoodlams. On the contrary, they were portrayed as hilariously funny, intelligent, hard-working good citizens. Sanford and Son. Cosby. Flip Wilson. Lots of movies with Sidney Poitier showing the stupidity of racism and the dignity of black men.

40 posted on 11/22/2013 12:51:47 PM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: NorthMountain
Might be a bit young for “faggot”, although I think I knew that word by 9 or 10 yo.

I'm 58 and I don't think I learned that word until I was a teenager. We did however use the word 'homo' a lot at that age..................

41 posted on 11/22/2013 1:02:49 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: rarestia

The author is lilly-white, who more than likely has never had more than 1 “person of color” as a friend ever before. But yet I suppose she’s a good author of crap like this because she “feeeeeeeeeeeeeeels”. Or some such crap.


42 posted on 11/22/2013 1:24:37 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Teacher317

When will it end? Thank goodness for some parents who are still conservative, but when these kids grow up —— what then? I wonder what % of libs are now going into teaching.

And —— thank goodness for teachers like you!!

Oh-— new programs? Years ago when my kids were in elem., the 4th grade tried something. They paired the A students with the F students, and the Bs with the Cs, thinking that the lower grades would catch up by the influence with the ‘smarter’ kids. In a few months it was dropped. The failing students were totally lost, and in the other group, the B students dropped down. So much for experimentation.


43 posted on 11/22/2013 1:39:12 PM PST by Exit148
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To: rarestia

So that’s why obama is such a racist, he’s half white.


44 posted on 11/22/2013 1:47:24 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: rarestia
I guess Barry Soetoro’s racist white half must really be keeping his black half down.
45 posted on 11/22/2013 2:04:19 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: TexasGator

Leading from “behind” as it were... yep. Servant leadership, that’s who obi-wan is, just a server...lol.


46 posted on 11/22/2013 2:08:41 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: rarestia
obama dictator photo: Obama the Tyrant obamarules.png
47 posted on 11/22/2013 2:17:33 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: rarestia

Children are not stupid and will see through this....however they will believe this crap when they get to college.


48 posted on 11/22/2013 2:27:40 PM PST by Wanderer99
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To: roadcat
That book has no business being used in a school. It is racist. Obama is racist. He complains of sterotypes that caused him to act and be angry at whites. What does he think is happening when blacks target white kids and beat them up? A lot more of that happening, very little the other way around. So... blacks now (and for the last few decades) are inherently more racist particularly since they assault whites in ever increasing incidents. And Obama is a racist for fomenting more attacks by indoctrinating young black children.

Only a complete fool would send a white child to an inner city public school. We are already at the point when a black pupil has the legal right to COMMIT ASSAULT OR EVEN MURDER against someone with lower levels of pigmentation.

Obama and his ilk are completely and totally evil.
49 posted on 11/22/2013 2:30:40 PM PST by Wanderer99
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To: I want the USA back

Obama believes in genocide against whites. We WILL NEVER criticize any violence against them. He is a monster on par with Hitler...but apparently less impulsive. If he were more impulsive we’d already have death camps.


50 posted on 11/22/2013 2:34:50 PM PST by Wanderer99
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