by Doug Book, staff writer
On January 1, 2011 a law banning certain “ethnic studies” classes went into effect in Arizona. The law makes it illegal for a school district to teach courses which “promote the overthrow of the US government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ‘ethnic solidarity’ instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” (1)
But it was not the ever-compassionate, ethnicity-conscious left which wrote and implemented legislation making it a crime to teach violence and racism. Rather, the law was passed by the Republican controlled Arizona legislature and signed by the State’s Republican governor.
And the left is fit to be tied over it!
According to one liberal professor, the Arizona legislature has committed “ethnocide,” or more properly “ethnonormativity” by implementing a law which hopes to preserve some semblance of sanity in Arizona schools. As the professor puts it, the law “takes the teachings of one culture—the colonizer’s—and makes it the standard version of history while literally banning other accounts, turning the master narrative into the ‘normal’ one…” (2)
In short, the evil “colonizing white man” has once again trodden mistreated Chicanas and Chicanos underfoot, preventing them learning the true history of their struggles with the white devil slave master by making such studies illegal.
No kidding, that’s really what the professor believes as he calls the Arizona statute “a potent example of legislative bigotry and open persecution of people based on…race and class.” (2)
Nor is he alone in ranting over the purportedly ghastly mistreatment of illegal—that is, undocumented–immigrants who simply want value for their taxpayer funded educations.
Throughout the internet, liberals are outraged that Arizona legislators would even consider putting an end to classes simply because they teach the benefits of revolution against the United States or the justifiable hatred of whites.
And apparently this is precisely what has been going on in classrooms in Tucson and around the state. For on two occasions the law has been tested in court, once last year and again in January. And in both cases judges have ruled against the Tucson Unified School District, making it clear that evidence introduced by the state of unlawful classroom antics is true.
Clearly teachers have been promoting racial resentment, suggesting revolt against the government and instructing children that hatred of whites is altogether justified. And the American left not only applaud such sparkling lessons plans, they are passionate about their continuing!
Were positions reversed and white students taught to hate and resent blacks or Mexicans, would the left furiously lobby to overturn a law passed to correct the situation?
A federal judge has just taken under advisement a lawsuit filed by two Mexican students seeking to have the law declared unconstitutional. Apparently the left will continue its process of appeal until it has found a dependable, liberal activist in robes who will be pleased to overturn the work of the legislature. And that won’t be anything new, will it!
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