Fancypants Professor Introduces Black Lives Matter Book For White SIXTH GRADERS

Eric Owens | Editor

It’s never too early to teach young children to revel in racial discord fomented by radical intellectuals who believe American society is hopelessly and structurally oppressive.

To this end, and to cash in on what they view as a vital market niche, two authors, Duchess Harris and Sue Bradford Edwards have written “Black Lives Matter (Special Reports).”

The target audience for the “one-stop reference” with an introduction by Keith Ellison is students from sixth grade to high school, trumpets an email sent to The Daily Caller.

The book introduces “nonblack children” to “antiblackness,” “antiblack violence” and “terror” “in U.S. law and society,” declares a gushing review by The Feminist Wire.

Don’t worry, though, the book explains how “black people have been killed with impunity” “since time immemorial” in a way that is not “emotionally overwhelming 6-12th graders who are learning about the movement, and its inheritance, for the first time.” (The book for sixth graders “also resonates with lower-division university students.”)

“I looked for a book like this, and didn’t find it,” Harris said. “The discussion needs to happen sooner, but educators need a tool that’s comprehensive and engaging.”

Harris is an American Studies professor at toney Macalester College, a private liberal arts college in a wealthy, tranquil section of St. Paul, Minn. that is 86 percent white.

Accrding to The College Board, just two percent of the students who attend Macalester are black.

Tuition, fees and room and board at Macalester run $59,761 per year — or just $75 less than the entire annual household income of a typical Minnesota family.

Edwards, the other author of the new Black Lives Matter book for sixth graders, bills herself as a “writer, blogger, explorer extraordinaire.” Unlike Harris, she is white. She has previously authored children’s historical nonfiction.

The publisher of the book is ABDO Publishing, which specializes in non-fiction books for school libraries.

“Black Lives Matter (Special Reports)” is currently on pre-order and will be officially available — with a library binding — in the next few months.

The Black Lives Matter movement has made a series of political waves recently.

Earlier this month, after staffers for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign prevented a group of Black Lives Matter protesters from entering a campaign event in New Hampshire, Clinton met with the activists in a private setting. An at-times tense exchange followed in which the Democratic presidential candidate  was accused of “victim blaming.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Accused Of ‘Victim Blaming’ During Tense Black Lives Matter Meeting)

Last month, Black Lives Matter activists shouted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley off stage at this year’s Netroots Nation convention in Phoenix, Ariz. for saying “all lives matter.” (RELATED: Sanders And O’Malley Shouted Off Stage At Progressive Conference)

In June, Black Lives Matter activists complained after Clinton visited a predominantly black church near Ferguson, Mo. and suggested that “all lives matter.” The Democratic front-runner uttered the three hair-raising words as she said that everyone needs a “chance and a champion.” (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Got Thrashed For Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ Last Month)

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