Breitbart News reports that Amazon reportedly bought between 500 and 600 copies of race huckster Ibram X. Kendi’s book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, for distribution to high school students in Arlington, Virginia as part of a program to promote black authors. Amazon also paid Kendi’s co-author $10,000 Jason Reynolds to speak to students.
Amazon spent $5,000 on copies of Kendi’s book,for distribution, and reached out to Arlington Public Schools as part of “NeighborGood,” a program to donate $100,000 to schools and other institutions that “empower black voices and serve black communities.”
“Instead of donating Kindles and hot spots to students in Arlington Public Schools, Amazon chose to spread the controversial ideology of critical race theory,” said Asra Nomani, vice president of Parents Defending Education — the group that obtained the emails through a public records request — in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon.
“The shortsighted decisions during a pandemic, with so many students vulnerable, reflect the national crisis of school districts circumventing parents to indoctrinate students — in this case, with the help of corporate America,” Nomani added.