Students at the University of Minnesota and Utah State University will no longer be able to purchase textbooks by a series of authors who have called for the “lynching” of Native Americans.
The university said it would “not purchase” the books, which include the memoir by David Barton, who is also a pastor at the controversial megachurch World Vision.
The books, published by the University Press of Utah, have been a subject of intense debate at both universities.
The bookseller group that distributes the books said it was withdrawing the books after learning that some of the authors have said the book is racist and has referred to “white supremacy.”
“We have received numerous complaints from members of our community about the content of the books and the author’s racist comments,” said a statement from the Utah State Association of College and University Libraries.
The association said it had received a complaint from the author about the books.
The group said it also received a petition from a professor who called for students to boycott the books over the books content.
“While the content and tone of the book may be a matter of opinion, the statements and the sentiments expressed are in fact repugnant and do not represent the University,” the statement said.
“The University of Illinois, which publishes the works of Dr. Barton, has already distanced itself from his work.” “
We will continue to monitor the situation and take action as appropriate,” the group said.
“The University of Illinois, which publishes the works of Dr. Barton, has already distanced itself from his work.”
The controversy over the book was sparked after Barton appeared on CNN in August and claimed that President Obama was a “son of a whore.”
He has said that Native Americans have “blood on their hands” for using “the blood of the whites” to build the United States.
He has been suspended from the World Vision megachap after appearing on Fox News to promote his book.
In an interview with the Associated Press in August, Barton said, “If you’re going to have a war against the Native American people and a war with the white man, you’ve got to kill the white men first, but you also need to kill all the Jews.”
In the book, Barton wrote, “The whites are coming, and they’re coming fast, and we’re going down, and the Jews will be slaughtered, and all the rest of it.
The white man will be able take care of his own.
He will not have to fight, and that’s the way it is going to be.”
In a September statement, the American Indian Movement said the “distraction” by the university was not based on race.
“It is not an issue of race, as Dr. Stephen K. Bannon claimed.
The real reason is that these authors are not scholars and do no study of Native American history, culture, and language.
Instead they are self-published authors who sell books and are ignorant of what Native American culture, history, language, and values are,” the organization said in the statement.
“They are self promoted, and it is our hope that they will not continue to promote their work by taking this step.”