Ben Carson: AP History Would Make Kids Want To ‘Sign Up For ISIS’ (VIDEO)

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September 30, 2014 1:17 p.m.

Conservative pundit Dr. Ben Carson on Monday suggested that the new AP U.S. History curriculum will make students want to “sign up for ISIS.”

During a speech at the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Action Summit, Carson railed against the College Board’s changes to the course framework, which conservatives have condemned as a “radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.”

“I am a little shocked quite frankly looking at the AP course in American history that’s being taught in high schools across out country right now,” Carson said. “There’s only two paragraphs in there about George Washington. George Washington! Little or nothing about Dr. Martin Luther King.”

Carson then lamented a few negative aspects of history included in the course framework like “a whole section on slavery and how evil we are,” Japanese internment camps, and “how we wiped out American Indians with no mercy.”

“I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to go sign up for ISIS. I mean, this is what we’re doing to the young people in our nation,” he said. “We have got to stop crucifying ourselves. Have we made mistakes as a nation? Of course we have. Why? Because we’re people. And all people make mistakes.”

Watch the video via Media Matters:

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