CA State Senate Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach About President Obama

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A new, unprecedented bill passed by California’s State Senate on Thursday will encourage public schools to teach students about the historical significance surrounding Barack Obama’s status as the first African-American president of the United States of America.

Assembly Bill 1921 passed with a 30-1 vote, according to the Associated Press. It was introduced by Assemblyman Dan Holden (D-Pasadena). Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) says the bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission (which facilitates much of California’s Common Core framework) to consider teaching students about Obama’s election within the context of past voter discrimination, the AP notes.

Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) was the only senator who voted to strike down the bill. He said, “We’ve never done this for any previous president,” the AP notes.

Mitchell reportedly placed great emphasis on the importance of learning about “overcoming our nation’s past to elect our first black president.”

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60 Comments

  1. Mike Gable

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Well, California is feckin mess.

  2. Faith Hope Love

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

    He is an OREO not BLACK NOT WHITE

    • Keith Myatt

      Aug 10, 2014 at 5:59 am

      Actually, someone pointed out his father (I am not even sure Obama senior was his father) was an Arab. So that does not even make him part black.

  3. Donald Managan

    Aug 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    it’s un-believable how this country has in a blink of a eye turned socialist and STUPID.

    • Troof Detector

      Aug 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Communist*

      • msLou

        Aug 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

        America is quickly becoming an Oligarchy, with a touch of fascist ideology on the side.

    • msLou

      Aug 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      America is not a socialist nation despite the folks who claim it is; that is the folks who really don’t know what socialism is. As for stupid, yea, gotta give you that. Brainwashed into stupidity, it’s everywhere.

    • jon

      Aug 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      noits not….thats just government propaganda…like the USSR….were not that stupid…neither were the russians….they drove tanks to the kremlin….so will we…we will use OUR WEAPONS on the scum in washingtin….its just a matter of months, now….or evendays….

      • Nicky Altieri

        Aug 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm

        Bring it. If you think we will not defend this nation against another rebellion against traitors as was done in the civil war, think again.

  4. mary dunlap

    Aug 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, and not electing him for his love of America or his leadership abilities but for his ethnicity alone.

  5. MikeS

    Aug 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Will the syllabus include lessons on the “reverend” jeremiah wright?

    • francesca9

      Aug 11, 2014 at 8:47 am

      the reverend jeremiah is pretty quiet, what’s going on. i read that obama pays him monthly hush money to be quiet and he is the one who said that. he expected to have a bigger part in a black power nation. i bet he knows a lot. if we had any real journalists in this country, they would jump on that. he sounded unhappy in the clip i saw.

  6. kittyc

    Aug 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Unbelievable! Well, we’re talking California, so guess it is believable!

    • powell789

      Aug 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      It’s not California any more. It’s now the PRK.
      People’s Republic of Kalifornia.

  7. perry

    Aug 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Uh….actually he isnt black, he has a white mother, that means he isnt black, he isnt white, he is biracial.

    • Don Oberloh

      Aug 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Tri racial….one part balck, one part white and one part traitor

  8. John M.

    Aug 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Let his record be known.

  9. Sal

    Aug 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I remember when I was in school we had a special class. Biology that is were we learned about ASSHOLES.

  10. alfredparodi

    Aug 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    There is no such thing as African-American. It is a made up name. The people in Africa do not think of themselves as African. They are whatever the country they are citizens of. Africa is a continent and not a race. Have you heard of African-Canadians. African-Mexicans. African-English and so on. Then I hear some people say he is the first non white President. Doesn’t his mother count for anything. Obama is half White.

    • Ferdburfl

      Aug 9, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Barry O-zero is a half-rican!

    • Connie Moorhead

      Aug 10, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Not even half white! His father was only half black – the other have was Arab.
      That makes him only 1/4 black, 1/4 Arab & 1/2 white!

    • Don Oberloh

      Aug 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      In many states in the US the one drop rule was the law of the land when other part slave ancestered presidents were in office. He is the first traitor of this magnitude, the first person to serve more time on the golf course and vacations than in the oval office, the first to give billions in aid to our enemies.

      • msLou

        Aug 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm

        You need a history lesson..global, geographic and political. We’ve been funding enemies since WW1. Do some research. This President ranks with some of the lowest number of vacation days of modern Presidents.

    • francesca9

      Aug 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

      obama is half white, about a quarter arab and then black. so i guess he is black by his skin color? is that the key?

    • Mary Curry

      Aug 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      He is actually 52% white, 43% Indonesian, and 7% black-African. And a total loser.

      • TSF

        Sep 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm

        AND 100% TRAITOR

  11. Mark Anthony

    Aug 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    If we teach students about the significance of the election of Barack Obama to the US presidency, are we going to be brave enough and accurate enough to inform and discuss the issue of his US citizenship and his Muslim faith? Or will this simply be yet another progressive liberal spin to further their agenda. His election to the presidency is most notable for the fact that he is not a US citizen, at least there is a credible and provable case for his birth certificate being a fake, and his social security number being hijacked from someone else having that social security number. So what exactly will be in the curriculum with regard to teaching our children about Barack Obama. If you bring up the Nobel Prize for Peace he received in 2009 (before he ever did anything significant as US president) – then you must also bring up his use of a “targeted assassination list”, and his administrations seemingly indiscriminate (and without due process) campaign of killing brown people in far away lands through lethal drone attacks.

    • Martin L Franks

      Aug 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      If it doesn’t fit the liberal agenda it will be edited out. His Presidency will come down to his lack of leadership on both the domestic and world stage. If the middle East explodes into WWIII he will be know as a completely self centered fool, who failed to act or react to stop the worlds second or third genocide.

  12. knarf714

    Aug 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    worse than socialist…neo stalinist…our schools are now institutes of political indoctrination rather than educational facilities and teachers will become commissars. Will the children be taught that electing someone based soley on their race got the worst president in history elected?

    • Don Oberloh

      Aug 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      so true Knarf. by the way is your name Frank also?

      • knarf714

        Aug 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

        Yes…

  13. Tea patroit

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    First of all this is not our first black president. Lets start this teaching with the truth. He is our first mulatto president. This is our first president to commit high treason. To be elected his second term by voter fraud. To write his own laws without congress. To destroy our foreign policy, To destroy our military, To not be smart enough to put together a budget during his time in office. To destroy the best medical system in the world. To leave totally open southern border for drugs and thugs to come in. To waste more money on vacations and run up the highest debt. To win a Nobel prize for destroying the greatest nation in the world and hopefully the first president to go to prison for all these things. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    • Keith Myatt

      Aug 10, 2014 at 6:01 am

      I am not sure he is the first president to commit treason but that he has committed multiple acts of treason is a fact.

    • La Lummus

      Aug 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

      the first black president was John Hanson….

    • Don Oberloh

      Aug 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      well said Tea Patriot, well said

  14. wjr123

    Aug 10, 2014 at 9:17 am

    It’s California. What do you expect? The sooner we get that Nevada ocean front property the better.

  15. La Lummus

    Aug 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

    teach what!!!!! how a corrupted bastard go into the WH but fooling everyone and nearly destroy this country!

  16. grandmaforliberty

    Aug 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    well, I only see one problem with teaching children about our first president of color. (he is of mixed blood) and that is we will also in all truth have to teach them what a dismal President he has been.. without morals or convictions and a liar… He did swear to uphold all the laws of our country and the constitution… He has done neither. are these lawmakers ready to print the truth… if so, they have my vote…

    • Don Oberloh

      Aug 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      i agree but i think were are delusional here. Do they teach that Martin Luther King plagiarized his Masters thesis and Doctoral dissertation? Nope the University says “what good would it do now to rescind his degrees?” Do they teach that freeing the slaves in the confederate states was a war strategy and punitive action, and that the civil war was never about freeing slaves. In fact four Northern states had legal slavery long after the war ended. Nope. We could go on and on. Public education is about making good worker bees, always has been, always will be.

      • Mary Curry

        Aug 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm

        Very true. The war was about politics and money. If they taught the truth, people might not like the north so much.

  17. K Fahn

    Aug 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    teach them what a fool and failure he is, I am all for that.

  18. Don Oberloh

    Aug 10, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    What about the racism that has taken place in the last two elections. People, black or white voting for barry because of his skin color and not the content of his character.

  19. Kevin Hurley

    Aug 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Page 1 He Failed. The End

    • why_mee

      Aug 11, 2014 at 6:19 am

      lol…excellent comment.

  20. Richard Lawler

    Aug 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Common core sounds to me that it will separate parents from being able to teach there own kids. The government sounds like they want to brain waste kids so they can have the control.

    • why_mee

      Aug 11, 2014 at 6:18 am

      Parents have the right to teach their own kids in their own homes.

  21. Gail Arvizo

    Aug 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I will teach my grandkids the truth about this imposter,i have lots of stuff printed out and pitchers also with all his lies and racist attiude1

  22. Mike

    Aug 11, 2014 at 5:03 am

    They passed a law to consider something.
    Consider the voter fraud.
    Consider he is a racist.
    Consider he is destroying our country.
    All things considered, I hope the kids learn not to repeat the past.

  23. why_mee

    Aug 11, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Passed a bill for all of that? lol…I think it’s a bit too late for that. All schools should be teaching about every president, not just selected ones. I teach about every president, every vice-president, each state, each country. I teach the 5 basic academic courses required, along with history of Europe, Geography, America before it became America, South America, Asian countries. It’s a very well known type of teaching, called home-school. In teaching via home school, a student can learn about anything and everything. As long as the home school teacher teaches math, science, English / reading, history, civics, everything else gets incorporated into the academic lessons.

  24. Lois W Lillico

    Aug 11, 2014 at 7:01 am

    California!!!! you bunch or liberals are no darn nuts!!!!

  25. toledofan

    Aug 11, 2014 at 7:40 am

    This is expected, especially in California

  26. Michael A Caudle

    Aug 11, 2014 at 7:50 am

    ?????? Didn’t he seal all his Records…… LoL were are they gonna get there info???????

  27. francesca9

    Aug 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

    teach them now not to vote and who not to elect…..and the introduction should be “the worst president ever elected” better to be called racist.

  28. Bill Birch

    Aug 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Are they going to also teach his redistributive wealth policies?
    You did not build that social justices?
    Shut off the power and power plants enviromental justices?
    Punish our enemies core beliefs.
    Use of division and derision to instill rancor and acrimony because of antipathy for others that don’t view life the way this president does.
    Added 7-10 trillion to the national debt these children did not spend but saddled with paying?
    Or his regulatory policies absent legislation?

    I did not believe you would focus on Barak the president but will focus on Barak the black president.
    Who is being racist now?
    Course this is all about teaching the evolution of a black president and ignoring results, methodologies, law suit, scandals, foreign policy, domestic policy, unconstitutional acts, not upholding laws on and on.
    Teach it all, not just the fantasy so many want to grasp as the grand idea.

  29. Andrea Yoder

    Aug 11, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Ummm..so what? What a misleading headline. The bills isn’t setting a standard of curriculum that states the public schools have to teach students to worship or adore Obama. It doesn’t require that students be told they have to agree with Obama or even like Obama. It simply states that it is taught in the context of historical significance and government studies basically. ALL presidents are talked about at some point. Rather you like Obama or not it doesn’t change the fact he was the first black president and he made massive amounts of historical changes to the way our nation functions. Our entire healthcare system is based on Obama’s policies now. Having a biased against a hugely historically significant person doesn’t mean their existence should be swept under the rug. Not many care for Hitler….but it is still essential we teach about him isn’t it? Besides, Obama isn’t the worst president by far and most Americans support him. It is pretty nice having healthcare I must say! That isn’t something that existed before Obama was OUR President did it? Nope…didn’t think so. If not for Obamacare millions of Americans still would be uninsured and lack access to basic healthcare!

  30. Nicky Altieri

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, who knew teaching about overcoming our nation’s past to elect our first black president would be called socialistic, fascist, communist. Ignorance here is unbelievable. To those that would “classify” any person as 1/4 one race, 1/2 another etc is a display of racism in itself and exactly the reason he and many have to overcome prejudice etc. There is only one race the human race, but until you all learn that the rest of us will make sure our children learn about slavery and racism. Unfucking believable

  31. Joshua D Bird

    Aug 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Great. More schools teaching our children useless shit.

  32. Roy Dunn

    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Teaching them about what how he is a homo and michelle is a man the is a video to michelle is a man on youtube type in michelle obama is a man

  33. TSF

    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I doubt they will teach the truth either. They would have to explain how he is a traitor to this country and I really doubt that is what they are thinking. DEFUND ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. They are just liberal communist indoctrination centers.

  34. TSF

    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    You wanna bet they don’t take them from the gangs or criminals, just from law abiding citizens. It’s easier and liberal hate to work at anything.