National Geographic published a book about ancient Egypt that mentioned Kyle Rittenhouse, and wildly mischaracterized the self defense shooting he was involved in nearly two years ago.
In the book “The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World” by Kara Cooney, published by National Geographic, the author falsely claims that Rittenhouse killed “two Black men” in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse never stood accused of murdering two black men, or one black man.
All of the men he shot in self defense had white skin.
Regardless, Cooney wrote:
“Or consider 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who used his semiautomatic weapon to kill two Black men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while waging a glorious race war on behalf of his inherited White power.”
“That’s not to mention the White people who rallied behind him to post his bail. Fear has gripped the patriarchy, and the threat of righteous violence—or the lethal use of it—is the patriarchy’s response.”
National File obtained a digital copy of the book and verified the claim exists in the text.
The claim is in the last chapter of the book, which is titled “Smashing The Patriarchy.”
This remark was written in the context of how ancient Egyptian authoritarian power structures are still seen in the 21st century.
It seems likely that National Geographic published Cooney because of her status as an academic. She is an Egyptology Professor at UCLA.