So I’ve already written an article about the recent illegal immigration bill that was passed in Arizona, and now it seems they have taken measures in the education field. The Arizona school chiefs are planning to ban ethnic studies courses that promote racial resentment and Marxism. Yeah — I couldn’t make that up. The chiefs feel that teaching Asian, African, Native American, and Latino cultures breeds segregation among students and this Marxist desire to lash out against the United States. I am really trying to see things from their point of view, but the Marxist claims are really ridiculous. Goodbye to the days where we learn about political ideologies and the ability to make up our own mind about them. Here’s the “I couldn’t make this stuff up, seriously” material from CNN:
“State Schools Superintendent Tom Horne told CNN’s “American Morning” on Thursday that the legislation is “designed to get schools to teach kids to treat each other as individuals and not on the basis of what race they were born into.”
“In the Raza studies, they were teaching kids that the United States is oppressive, they were making them angry. They used a Marxist book, the ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed,’ ” he said.
Horne said he believes that the “fundamental American value is that we are individuals” and “not exemplars of the race we happen to be born into. What’s important is what we know, what we can do, what is our character.”
The superintendent has been targeting an ethnic studies curriculum in Tucson that he says “divided the kids into different races” — African studies for African-Americans, “Raza” studies for Latino youths and Asian studies for Asians.”
I don’t really know about the curriculum taught to pupils in Tuscon, but never have I heard of a bunch of kids of one ethnic group breaking off to go to class to learn about their own culture. I thought the objective of these courses was to introduce all of these students to different cultures. The United States already isolates itself from the rest of the world. We could give a shit about the World Cup and hate people that come across our borders that don’t “speak American.” I thought the whole point of learning about one another’s history is to improve upon it — not ignore it and pretend things never happened. Here’s more of what’s to come:
“Signed into law on Tuesday, the new legislation forbids classes “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” that advocate “the overthrow of the United States government” or “resentment toward a race or class of people.” It also forbids classes that “advocate ethnic solidarity” instead of treating pupils as individuals.”
Last time I checked, the people responsible for causing these resentments in the first place are DEAD. Well, mostly.
And what the hell? What classes are advocating the overthrow of the United States? And if they are advocating that, when has anyone seen this put into practice as of late because they are pissed off over slavery and Native American genocide? Now don’t get me wrong — I’m not saying no one gets mad about this stuff EVER. I’m pretty sure is runs in the back of people’s minds when they sit and read about certain things or watch the history channel. There are many things that have happened to my people that I am not happy about, but what’s done is done. The most beautiful thing about the people in all of these cultures is the ability to move forward. And honestly I think the majority of American could learn a thing or two about perseverance. We can’t and won’t allow our minds dwell on such a painful history. And to suggest that teaching someone the what is hopefully the truth about how America came to be through the eyes of ethnic people will damage society is just utterly incomprehensible.
I mean FUCK! Only 20% of American citizens have a passport! Teach the 80% SOMETHING about culture.
Truthfully, the only way I could see this possibly working is integrating all of these studies into an American history course. Who knows which route Arizona is going to take with this one.