Lesson Has Schoolkids Comparing Martin Luther King to Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

Joshua Rhett Miller, Fox News, April 14, 2014

A lesson plan asking students to draw parallels between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an “absolute disgrace,” the widow of the fallen officer told FoxNews.com.

Maureen Faulkner, whose husband Daniel was gunned down in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, 1981, said the latest effort to glorify Abu-Jamal’s past using a lesson plan posted on the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District’s website is akin to advocating violence to young students.

“It’s a travesty,” Faulkner told FoxNews.com by phone early Thursday. “You’re going to teach children about a man who murdered a police officer? That’s not a good lesson to be teaching children. He was a radical, a militant. My question is: Are our tax dollars paying for this?”

The lesson plan, which was authored by teacher Craig Gordon for 11th-graders within the 37,000-student district, suggests to “critically examine a possible parallel” between King and “someone else many believe is currently targeted by the U.S. government, Mumia Abu-Jamal.”

It also asks students to consider the following statement: “The media, prison system and law enforcement organizations have censored Mumia Abu-Jamal. On one hand, there have been occasional stories in print and broadcast media about Mumia Abu-Jamal. On the other, despite the widespread support for Abu-Jamal that has made his case the most renown and controversial of death penalty cases in the world today, these stories are extremely rare and always refer to him as a ‘convicted cop-killer.’”


Faulkner noted that Abu-Jamal–a former Black Panther who has garnered worldwide support by some who believe he was victimized by a biased judicial system–will turn 60 later this month while imprisoned in Pennsylvania. {snip}


Troy Flint, director of public relations for the Oakland Unified School District, said the lesson plan is no longer part of the district’s curriculum and was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“The fact that a website documenting Urban Dreams remains accessible is an oversight related to technology management; it does not speak to current instructional practice in OUSD,” Flint wrote FoxNews.com in an e-mail. “To avoid any confusion in the future, we will conduct an inventory of the numerous websites created to support learning districtwide to ensure they conform with our present academic philosophy and do not inadvertently misrepresent Oakland schools.”


In 2011, Philadelphia’s district attorney announced that prosecutors would no longer pursue the death penalty against Abu-Jamal. Instead, he will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing Faulkner, a 25-year-old patrolman who scuffled with Abu-Jamal’s brother during an early morning traffic stop. Abu-Jamal, whose real name is Wesley Cook, was wounded by a round from Faulkner’s gun and a .38-caliber revolver registered to Abu-Jamal was found at the scene with five spent shell casings, according to trial testimony.


Most recently, Abu-Jamal appeared in national headlines in February when his link to President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post, Debo Adegbile, was revealed. Adegbile faced criticism for his role in getting Abu-Jamal’s death sentence overturned during his time as acting director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Adebile’s confirmation was blocked in early March.



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  • borogirl54

    Where’s the connection between the two? Other than they are both black.

    • One murdered a white cop, the other helped to murder white society.

      • Romulus

        Excellent QD ! I had the pleasure of attending a counter rally in support of Mrs. Faulkner on a day that the afro-Americans tried to publicly exonerate the murderer. I had quite a bit of fun watching the crowd loose it’s cool.

        • Who Me?

          Abu-Jamal murdered a White cop, the other African with the unpronounceable name worked for years trying to get him exonerated for it.

          • Romulus

            Yes, that’s right. Agdebile was present that day a few years back stumping for jamal.

    • AutomaticSlim

      As Q.D. pointed out, they are both criminals.
      One is a murderer, the other was a rapist.

    • Pro_Whitey

      I think their goals were the same, but their tactics different. If blacks had gone militant in the south in the 1950s, going up against whites in a mood to unite and with battle experience in WWII and Korea, and the whites would have destroyed the blacks. A passive aggressive “nonviolent” approach thereby makes whites look bad when they resist it, and the left played to the remnants of Christian sentiment in the north that has a thing for “martyrs” although in this case there were precious few martyrs. Besides that, there was the total distortion by the media to confuse northerners. By contrast, as with Mumia, when the blacks think they can get away with it, they are quite willing to turn to violence.

    • sbuffalonative

      Blacks really have to scrap the bottom of the barrel to find heroes don’t they?

      • me


    • AndrewInterrupted

      Martyrs. Libs live for martyrs. It’s their life’s blood.

  • Note to the woman haters who post here sometimes. It’s the widow of the officer who raised a stink. Loyal to her man after all these years. I have to assume she’s a white woman. There are many like her. Good, loyal white women.

    As to the “educational” value of the assignment, it fulfills its goal of creating angry blacks who feel justified in “offing” whites. It’s a great example of the plot to gennocide the White race out of existence–a plot cooked up by the Cultural Marxists.

    • AutomaticSlim

      “Note to the woman haters who post here sometimes.”

      “Woman haters”???
      Maybe militant, left wing feminist haters, but not woman haters.
      Personally, I believe if a woman has kids, she should stay home and take care of them, not play around in an office trying to advance a “career”. The kids and husband should come first, especially for a wife and mother.

      • Some of the women who used to post here no longer do so because of the perception that many WN men hate women. Check out Viking Bitch’s blog for example. I think the perception arises when commenters go on about how women are no good.

        • IstvanIN

          That is unfortunate. I don’t think I have ever put women as a group down but others do. It is difficult to not feel disgusted when one see’s so many White women with black males and mulatto children. It is discouraging. You wonder what the parents did wrong. But it isn’t all women and we need to make sure that we don’t fall into the trap of blaming all women for the transgressions of a few. The media does enough to drive our women away, let’s not help them.

          • AH was able to draw women into his movement in the 30s in Germany. If I had the time, I would study that time and place to figure out why he had so much success. For now, all I can do is refrain from passing judgment on white women, other than mudsharks and feminists, where the latter are specifically identified as hostile to the white race.

          • John

            Hitler’s economic policies, especially the government firing the central bankers and taking back control of the money supply put Germany back in business. For the first time since WWI ended, thousands of German women didn’t have the real worry that their children would starve to death. Starvation, despair and suffering were common place until National Socialists came to power. I think his popularity with women stems not so much from them being specifically recruited, but as a by product of a strong economy and a charismatic leader. Germany was the first major Western country to shake itself free of the Great Depression. Years ahead of FDR and all his new deal garbage.

          • David Ashton

            “For every man a job, and for every woman a man with a job.”

          • Hallie Eva

            Hitler deliberately kept Eva Braun out of sight. Women were thus convinced he was unattached and available.
            My ex’s grandmother said women were turned on by his alpha masculine countenance and the possibility that they might be his mate some day.

          • Hallie Eva

            In the thirties, eloquent, powerful and charismatic Hitler, as all cult of personality figures, was able to talk his blindsided followers into doing anything he asked.
            Germany’s birth rates were plummeting, so Hitler, doing what he did best, convinced a generation of adolescent girls that it was an honor to bear a pure Aryan child for the fatherland. Many did, including my ex-husband’s grandmother.
            Oma proudly and willingly participated in Hitler’s Lebensborn program, giving birth to a son. Determined not to release him to the state, she married a soldier in the Wehrmacht, raising her Lebensborn baby to believe that this man was the father. It was not until Werner came to this country we discovered that Opa was not his consanguineous grandfather.
            Knowing the Germans as meticulous record keepers, I made an effort to track down his lineage, only to discover the records were destroyed in the firebombing of Hamburg.
            Oma and non Opa are dead now, leaving my ex husband the pure Aryan, who could not care less about his race. But I do.

          • Hammerstrike

            Blindsighted? On the contrary.

          • Hallie Eva

            Yes, a historically strong Germanic ethnic group was on its knees post Versailles Treaty. Opa told me no one had jobs, no one was bothering to marry, let alone have kids. What kids there were walked along railroad tracks looking for a possible potato that might have fallen off a train car, people were dying of starvation, there was no hope.
            Along comes this man who spoke passionately to the downtrodden the words they longed to hear.
            People this vulnerable are easily blindsided, and this is what happens.

          • Hammerstrike

            It wasn´t that they where vulnerable, it is that they where, at last, open for something new, had little to loose.
            People are apathetic, it takes much harship, puppy kicking and injustice before they even begin to question the status quo.

            They wheren´t blinded by Hitler and his followers, they where enlightened, he did not deceive them and teach them to be weak like the current system does, tell them to have faith in the rotten system and that the utopia was right around the corner.
            With their backing, Hitler was eventually able to depose the criminals and once that was done, Germany recovered swiftly, they made their own utopia.

          • Hallie Eva

            Were you in Germany during the war? It is difficult to discuss this with someone who has not lived through it. I did, if by proxy, having married into a German family who survived it.
            Many on this site are strident pro-NSDAP. Since my last discourse with one such poster, have decided it is best to keep my counsel on a subject many feel is apocryphal.

          • Hammerstrike

            I know a few persons who where there before the war happened.

            I do not believe Hitler and the NSDAP was perfect. Right on a whole lot of things, especially as far as Germany is concerned? Absolutely! Damn right!

            When one goes very far and gets a lot of things, can become very difficult to see one´s mistakes.

            The brainwashing I have witnessed has been for the sake of multiculturalism and human rightism, have been 100% against Hitler and the NSDAP.
            My own experience of contemporary society have been heaven compared to what others had to deal with, I kind of understand why some are strident pro-NSDAP.

            As for being immersed, there is what Hitler, Goebbels and others said. There is what the newspapers said. There are the laws that where passed. Movies and so on. The clues as to what people thought. That so many millions where willing to fight for National-Socialism and that Hitler´s bunker was defended by French waffen SS Soldiers.

            All that pretty much unknown to the average person, all we know is what nowadays? The war, how bad the joos had it and of course, Hitler and co was bad, baaaaad!

            How many would fight for today´s rotten society like Germans fought for National-Socialism? Not many.

            Look at Ukraine, Russians are willing to rise up and fight, the other side won´t because they know their cause is worthless and are begging NATO and the UN to save them.

        • Hallie Eva

          I do not think AmRen men hate women in general. Loud, brassy, obnoxious black women and White femnazis, yes, but they all deserve to be run out of town.
          Some men, insecure, but over-impressed with masculinity to compensate, seem to need physically smaller, more passive women. If that is the case, find a nice little White woman who does not threaten masculine pride.
          Please, for the sake of our White genes, AmRen men, do not commit race replacement treason by out-marrying and siring half-breeds.
          There, I said it.

          • me


          • AndrewInterrupted

            Feminism had more to do with destroying the American white majority than any other factor. With the possible exception of Hart-Celler 1965.

        • Katherine McChesney

          There have been many disparaging comments about women on Amren. There is a “He-Man Woman Haters Club” here and it’s sticks out like a sore thumb. It says a great deal about the men who make these comments.

          • Brian

            I don’t care for the role that extremo-feminism plays in the anti-white male chorus, but any woman on Amren is fine by me. You’ll never catch me making a generalized anti-woman statement because a) we need M and F to thrive, and b) my mother is a woman– and the list of what she taught and did for me would take days to list.

      • Viv J

        I’m certainly not a feminist (stay-at-home-mom of six kids), but I do find the occasional broad, negative generalizations about white women to be a bit cringe-inducing. It doesn’t keep me from posting here (my kids do a fine job of that), but I don’t see how such talk is productive.

      • Hallie Eva

        I have a career, was married, children cared for by carefully vetted, trustworthy White live-in nanny.
        Have not needed to work, but after all the schooling and training, serving those in need of astute healthcare became a large part of my being.
        I quit, now home and loving it.

        • AutomaticSlim

          I will say this, at least you had the good sense to hire a White nanny.

          I have worked in Manhattan for about 25 years, and if I had a dime for every time I saw a White baby being wheeled around by a black woman, I could have retired by now. And then the liberal parents are shocked when the kid grows up to become a “whigger” teenager.

          • Hallie Eva

            I have seen that in NYC as well, including on the Upper West and East Sides. I believe what you suggest regarding possible outcome.
            Never in countless eons would I trust my flesh and blood children with a black or brown. Full stop.

    • Ella

      If you have a good man, you know he is worth fighting for and to keep closely even after death.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Her message is food for thought for man-haters, not woman-haters.

    • me

      I agree with both statements.
      White men need to stop bashing White women who post here. White men need to stop blathering on about how ‘Asian’ women are sooo much more desirable, and White women are fat, ugly, stupid, etc. It’s sickening! Your White mothers, sisters, and daughters are expecting you to defend them, not vilify them. Maybe we’d get more White women aware of the disgusting genocide aimed at them and their families. Maybe we’d get more White women to read great sites like AmRen if we did.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        “White men need to stop bashing White women who post here”.

        I call it tough love. Women are default feminists. That transcends race.

        Most women who come to AmRen are likely exceptions, but we need them to relay the anger conservative Americans have. Women need to tell other women how bad things are, and how divided America is getting. Men can’t do it.

        • me

          ‘Tough love’, huh? ‘Women are default feminists’, huh? Whatever, man….You’re a reason that we’re losing 50% of our White allies–and women ARE listening to men–liberal, non-goy men and Negroes. While commie liberals pretend to be pro-women and pro-family, White conservative males are busy race-mixing and bashing White women. White males are losing because conservative men are too busy screaming in the man-o-sphere about men’s rights, pornography, promiscuity, atheism, male oppression, castrating b#$ches, and other ‘girly’ things, when they should be FOCUSING on becoming leaders of White resistance. Man, the brainwashing and feminization of White men worrying about their ‘feelings’ IS part of the problem….

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I invented MGTOW sweetheart! And I apologize for nothing!

            One of the recent arrivals here, I want say her handle is: CourtneyfromAL, she was engaged in this typical displacement behavior–revisionist history. Some curious new root cause for feminism is that men were half responsible! I almost threw up on my screen. Typical! Typical! No you don’t. You aint goin’ there.

            No man dead or alive ever embraced feminists. Many appeased, and some like myself and my father fought them the whole way. But, no men were responsible or condoned. That’s back peddling and squirming. You women own the feminist mess. All yours. Don’t go sliding it onto men’s shoulders.

            When the revolution comes the feminist leadership will get their treason sentences and prison terms. And there will be no bon-bons in those places. The America we reclaim will return to taking responsibility for the fall. And that list will be full of double-talking women like you and Courtney pretending they had nothing to do with the mess.

            If someone held a gun to your head an took your wallet a feminist would call it a “donation”.

          • Katherine McChesney

            You have a terrible attitude. It’s that attitude that causes women to become more independent. AND, it’s a reason many women have become feminists. Besides, Courtney must have hit a nerve with you when she rightfully placed a measure of blame on SOME men for giving feminists the fuel they needed to organize against weak men.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            You inverted everything. Must be in the female DNA. It is women’s “terrible attitudes”, creating a phony war-on-women since the 1960s that caused men to opt for individualism. The movement is called MGTOW. My attitude is fine, thanks.

        • Hammerstrike

          “That transcends race.”

          That must be why so many feminists are jewish.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            The tribe invented feminism and spread it like cancer.

          • Hammerstrike


            Are you familiar with tumblr Social Justice?

            I would state that a country where “men” goes as far as chopping off their own genitals and inject themselves with female hormones definitively have “men” embracing feminism.

            In fact, if feminism had only been a wimmenz thing, it could never have become as big a problem as it is today, not even close.

            It could only get so big because the majority of men have been willing to take at least a few bites.
            Yes, in average they are far behind women in that but still, feminism could never have done it without them and still doesn´t.

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      • Thanks for plugging mine, saboteur365. Which one is your blog? A few you’ve listed I’m not familiar with and will need to add to my blogroll. Do I have yours on the blogroll? I agree with you that the ones I am familiar with are highly informative.

  • Mason Gull

    Leonard Peltier would have a been a much better person to focus on. He was actually a political activist and there is a real possibility that he is innocent of the crimes he is accused of.

    • Alexandra1973

      I heard that he knows who did it, but won’t rat him out.

      • Mason Gull

        Even if that’s true, he shouldn’t be in prison. Even if he really did do I would say that he was justified. The FBI agents were there to prop up a corrupt tribal chief who had stolen the tribal election and was probably responsible for dozens of murders.

    • HamletsGhost

      Leonard Peltier isn’t black, so blacks don’t care about him.

  • Conrad

    Where’s the connection between the two?
    They both hate white people. They were both Communist trained fanatics. They are both heroes in the black community and to anti-whites everywhere.
    There is one big difference between them. The criminal record of Abu is open for all to see. MLK’s record has been sealed.

    • John R


    • AndrewInterrupted

      Good thing. MLK may have broken Slick Willy’s infidelity record.

  • Whitetrashgang

    After the Travon Martin thing who cares what blacks think about crime or anything else. People from Maternal societies are violent, dumb.and sex crazed.A dog is more useful even though it is not quite as smart.

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      I don’t know, Black people outdo dogs in consistent acts of malice and stupidity by a long shot. Dogs aren’t as dirty either.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      And dogs aren’t ingrates.

  • Mrfinoni

    Its interesting how these ‘lesson plans’ just keep popping up! You can put lipstick on a pig and its still a pig. He is not civil rights leader, he is just an old fashioned murderer. Any teacher using that lesson plan should be ashamed. The fact that they keep popping up testifies to the fact that they are still hoping to revamp his reputation. interested parties could make a lot of money off Abu if he gets out…. speaking engagements, books, talk shows..etc…etc…..etc…

    • Lt. Greyman, NVA

      Shame implies humanity, a desire for respect and contrition. I have never seen it in a negro. Never. Even their apologies are self-serving and smarmy.

      They are a different species with different desire and motivations.

  • So CAL Snowman

    A more appropriate comparison would be of Michael Scott King to Ebola Zaire.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Who’s the next honoree on the black agenda: Colin Ferguson? Mohammed Atta?

    • Who Me?

      Oh, but Mohammed Atta would be counted as “white” by the FBI, Seriously–google his pic.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    All this black hero worship teaches us is that all non-whites are victims. This allows them to do whatever they want, scream racism, be lionized by the media for it and never be held accountable for their irresponsible behavior. Let them learn about real heroes for a change, like Ted Bilbo, George Lincoln Rockwell or William Pierce. At least they accomplished far more than shills like MLK or that cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal.

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Or that magic negroe in Terminator 2 that invented artificial cybernetic intelligence.

    • me

      I still want a White only country. Having said that, I also want to point out that there IS hope for the Black community–if they would quit being ‘racist’ and antagonistic against Black conservatives. Here are some real intelligent Black American men and women, leaders who are heroes and guardians of their people….but the Negroes don’t want anything to do with them. They want to worship at the feet of Obummer, Jackson, Sharpton, Holder, and the rest of the socialist/Marxist group that will keep Negroes dependent on them.
      Allen West
      Dr. Ben Carson
      Jason Riley
      David Webb
      Ron Christie
      Elmer Thomas Williams Jr
      Herman Cain
      Reverend Manning
      And Black women…..
      Stacy Dash
      Crystal Wright
      Star Parker
      Meeke Addison

  • coco bongo

    So a black who murdered a white cop is to be held up as a role model for blacks? This leaves me with but one conclusion — blacks are the enemy.

  • < They both walked upright on their hind legs
    < Flared nostrils
    < Serial liars
    < Idolized by fools

  • MekongDelta69

    Let me guess. Craig Gordon is the brother of Mr. Van Driessen from Beavis and Butthead.

  • LACountyRedneck

    This encourages black on White violence, as if they needed encouragement. Don’t let your guard down, and educate others. If you have yet to be accused of being racist, you haven’t been pulling your weight.

  • shmo123

    I wond er how much it’s costing the taxpayer to keep this scumbag alive every year. He’s the best excuse for capital punishment in prison today. After all these years it’s important to remember that Abu-Jamal has never once claimed his innocence, nor has he ever said he never shot Faulkner. He’s as guilty as sin.

  • IstvanIN

    I suppose the only big time murderer I had to learn about in grammar school Lincoln.

  • Hallie Eva

    Soetero will pardon him.

  • blight14

    One exhibited traditional TNB, the other took that plague behavior to new depths…….

  • dcc2379

    Few if any of the students can read past the fourth grade level, everyone hates whites anyway, and this bit of info won’t help in their future prison life, so what difference does it make except I wish my children’s school compared Gandhi to James Earl Ray.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I had always thought we had ceded Oakland to Africa. I guess this settles it.
    Another South Africa example. Coming to a future hell-hole near you.

  • evilsandmich

    The media, prison system and law enforcement organizations have censored Mumia Abu-Jamal

    The local college station has a disgusting commie radio hour (ironically called “Democracy Now” in true doublespeak) where they would broadcast this guy’s ramblings once a week.

  • The following is quoted from an article on CNN about the new SAT

    The SAT college exam will undergo sweeping changes on what’s
    tested, how it’s scored and how students can prepare, College Board President
    and CEO David Coleman said Wednesday.

    “No longer will test takers be penalized for choosing incorrect answers.”

    This may pertain only to the essay part or it may simply mean a difference in statistical calculations so as to make the test more fair.

    However as a quote it does give them impression that there are new changes in Education in this country to give more wieght to the new demographics. As one person wrote “why do we need detailed people such as engineers and scientists when we can just have creative hip-hop geniuses who can simply hire batches of those for the calculating grunt work?”

    Just an example of how education is adapting.

  • Brian

    “someone else many believe is currently targeted by the U.S. government, Mumia Abu-Jamal.”
    Sure, the same ‘many who believe’ that OJ didn’t chimp out.