Saturday, October 14, 2006

Angela Davis Corrupts Young Minds at Marin Academy

Some private schools are just as bad, if not worse, than many public schools in terms of ideology.

Take Marin Academy in San Rafael, which should be renamed Marin Academy of Leftist Indoctrination.

Last March, students at the school took part in an anti-war "rally" and speech by David Harris, a 1960's anti-war activist. As with most liberal schools, there was no speaker offering a patriotic, pro-troops message to the students.

Friday, the students were treated to an address by radical Angela Davis for the academy's Civil Rights and Human Rights in a Democracy conference.

In a story of her "lecture" in the Marin IJ, Davis, an admitted Communist and a professor at UC Santa Cruz, used her speech to attack President Bush and a 700 mile border fence. She also rationalized her role in purchasing guns used in the 1970 murder of a Marin County Judge and whined about being labeled a terrorist by President Richard Nixon.

"It's complicated. You have to keep in mind there were revolutions going on across the world," Davis was quoted by the IJ.

According to the IJ's glowing coverage, Davis has her admirers.

"Davis' actions continue to inspire us," said Tia Hicks, a senior at the Academy.

Obviously, due to its one-sided learning environment, no one at Marin Academy informed Tia and others of how extreme Davis is. Here is a link to Angela's radical past from Discover the Network.

Davis bought the guns used by Jonathan Jackson to murder Marin County Judge Harold Haley. Haley, two jurors, and an assistant district attorney were held hostage in a plot to free her lover, Black Panther George Jackson.

Davis was later acquitted for her role in the murder. One juror even gave a clenched-fist salute to news cameras and joined other jurors in a victory party for Davis.

She was a recipient of the International Lenin Peace Prize in 1979 and leads a movement against the so-called "Prison Industrial Complex," arguing that incarcerated minorities are "political prisoners."

Davis was quoted as saying, "The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class."

Nice inspiration for young minds, huh Tia?

What is on the agenda for next year at Marin Academy? A lecture on “Alternative Views of al-Queda” given by John Walker Lindh via satellite from prison?


Anonymous said...

Obviously, you weren't present at this speech.... While it wasn't the most informative or interesting presentation, I felt she maintained the spitit of demcracy and was not, in fact, preaching to us or trying to corrupt us.
-MA Student

Anonymous said...

Hey, I posted this at Marin Academy. Reactions were widely varied.

Anonymous said...

I have to say, I was skeptical of your blog when I first heard of the "scathing" entry you wrote about Marin Academy's keynote speaker at the Conference on Democracy. However, as a Marin Academy student who has been dissatisfied with her school's constant bias for four years, your blog is one of the more refreshing perspectives I've encountered recently. What has disturbed me about MA over the years is its bias not only outside of the classroom, but within it. Teachers at our school seem to have the ability to make sheep out of their students, who usually forget to question the authorities in their personal lives and instead focus only on questioning those in our government.
I appreciate your honesty.
-An MA student