- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California school history textbooks will likely have to include sections that teach about the “significance” of President Obama and his White House elections.

The law specifically calls for the state’s Quality Commission to “consider including, and recommending for adoption by the state board, instruction on the election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United States electing its first African-American president, as appropriate,” NPR reported.

The bill’s author was Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden.

“We want to make sure that future generations understand that the election of our nation’s first African-American president was a historic step in the effort towards equality and that previous elections involved intimidation and violence that prevented millions of African-Americans from voting,” Mr. Holden said in a statement reported by NPR.

The legislation also states that Mr. Obama’s election was a “historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States,” and mentioned the president’s educational and political experience — as well as his Nobel Peace Prize-winning past.

“In honor of his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples, President Obama was award the Nobel Peace Prize,” the legislation stated.

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