A mother in Washington this week said she was outraged by an AP history lesson which extolled the virtues of slavery and accused Hillary Clinton of "setting back" the women's rights movement.
Archaeologist and author Rachel Grant wrote on Twitter that she felt physically ill after her daughter brought home a 55-page packet titled "U.S. History Special Victims Unit," which she described as a "non-white male hit list."
"This is what her AP history teacher is including as part of the curriculum! Advanced US history with a sharp lesson in present day racism," Grant explained.
According to the document, African-Americans "took full advantage" of welfare programs that were created by President Lyndon B. Johnson's "Great Society."
"The long-term results, however, have been devastating," the document says. "Over three centuries of a strong work ethic, cohesive families, the thirst for education and Christian values as vital parts of the African-American heritage gave way to long-term dependence on the government and the erosion of the work ethic."
Another section of the packet claims that "[t]he cause for women took steps backward when President Bill Clinton, notorious womanizer as Governor of AR, was publicly accused by Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Wiley, Paul Jones, Dolly Kyle, and others of rape and harassment."
"First Lady Hillary Clinton joined her husband's attack on the victim and she 'stood by her man,' thereby setting back some distance the cause of the women's fight against exploitation," the lesson adds.
It goes on to claim that "black lives did not matter so much" to President Barack Obama because he presided over a "disastrous economy for eight years."
"I think I'm going to vomit," Grant tweeted. "This man is teaching my daughter."
Grant said that this was the second year that her daughter had been in the class of this AP history teacher but she never felt that she could complain about his politics until now.
"This isn’t politics. This is an agenda," she said. "As an archaeologist w/a history minor I know how important history is. And this is all the non-white male US history some students will get,"
"I’ve made a copy and now I’m scanning the entire 55 page document. The principal and school board will hear about this," Grant promised.
Read Grant's tweets below.
Daughter's AP American History teacher sent home 55 page packet called "US History Special Victims Unit" (non-white… https://t.co/IkrQuoFfGu— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475112512.0
This is what her AP history teacher is including as part of the curriculum! Advanced US history with a sharp lesson in present day racism.— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475112602.0
This is from the section "Women in US History" 1980s-present. The whole section is 5 paragraphs, but this was the l… https://t.co/uKpN29MGzY— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475113288.0
And this is from 1968-present: Tremendous Gains in Race Relations, but Trouble in Paradise. https://t.co/SFS6Tjq8nx— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475114234.0
I think I'm going to vomit. This man is teaching my daughter.— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475114305.0
She had the same teacher last year, for AP World History. His politics have always been clear, & I told my daughter I didn't feel we could— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475116579.0
complain just because we don't agree w/his views (because I wouldn’t complain if he were liberal). This isn’t politics. This is an agenda.— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475116632.0
I’ve made a copy and now I’m scanning the entire 55 page document. The principal and school board will hear about this.— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475116659.0
I’m not worried about my daughter absorbing his filth. She gets that this is horribly wrong. But she is only 1 student out of 5 classes.— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475116686.0
As an archaeologist w/a history minor I know how important history is. And this is all the non-white male US history some students will get.— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475117936.0
Thank you so much to everyone for the shared outrage and support. I will keep you posted as I take on this battle.— Rachel Grant (@Rachel Grant)1475125286.0