And look at the photo of the Governor accompanying the Yahoo News article, making her like the beast from down under. Don't tell me there's no bias on the part of the lapdog media.
So for all the liberal critics of this bill, let me ask you, if you're so opposed to this law, then does that mean you wouldn't be opposed to having a White Studies course? Of course you'd be opposed to that. So, why should we have courses taught at school which obviously promote any kind of racism.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.
State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.
Public schools should not be encouraging students to resent a particular race, he said. "It's just like the old South, and it's long past time that we prohibited it," Horne said.
...The measure signed Tuesday prohibits classes that advocate ethnic solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or that promote resentment
toward a certain ethnic group.
The Tucson Unified School District program offers specialized courses in African-American, Mexican-American and Native-American studies that focus on history and literature and include information about the influence of a particular ethnic group.
For example, in the Mexican-American Studies program, an American history course explores the role of Hispanics in the Vietnam War, and a literature course emphasizes Latino authors.
Horne, a Republican running for attorney general, said the program promotes "ethnic chauvinism" and racial resentment toward whites while segregating students by race. He's been trying to restrict it ever since he learned that Hispanic civil rights activist Dolores Huerta told students in 2006 that "Republicans hate Latinos."
Need proof that the Governor, and Chief Horne are correct about this law? Here it is, from a 2008 Arizona Central story about one of these classes in Tucson.
For the activists of the Ethnic Studies program at Tucson High School, history teacher John Ward seemed like a useful tool.Horne got involved and asked to see the textbooks. When he received them, he saw titles like Occupied America and The Pedagogy of Oppression. Horne said another textbook, "gloats over the difficulties our country is having at enforcing its immigration laws."
... The school administration asked Ward to teach a class in conjunction with the Tucson Unified School District's nascent Ethnic Studies program, which recently had set up a pilot project at Tucson High. As he understood it at first, Ward would be the "teacher of record," while facilitators from the Ethnic Studies group would make presentations. But that's not exactly how the class turned out.
"I was told it would be a standard history class with a Mexican-American influence," said Ward, who no longer teaches. "But the whole inference and tone was anger. (They taught students) that the United States was and still is a fundamentally racist country in nature, whose interests are contrary to those of Mexican-American kids.
"Individuals in this (Ethnic Studies) department are vehemently anti-Western culture. They are vehemently opposed to the United States and its power. They are telling students they are victims and that they should be angry and rise up."
I recall when we lived in California, that Mrs. MIM was teaching an English class with a literature book containing the poem "I Am Joaquin" by Rodofo Gonzales. The poem opens with these lines.
Yo soy Joaquín,
perdido en un mundo de confusión:
I am Joaquín, lost in
a world of confusion,
caught up in the whirl of a gringo society,
confused by the rules, scorned by attitudes,
suppressed by manipulation,
and destroyed by modern society.
That racist material is in a regular California literature textbook, yet some classes won't even touch Huckleberry Finn. See the double standard?
So for all their talk about "racism" and throwing the race card around, it's really the liberals who oppose this new Arizona law who are the real racists. They promote and foster "ethnic" and "gender" studies for the sole purpose of dividing this nation among racial, ethnic and gender lines and provoking resentment. Thus, liberals are modern day plantation owners who tell these ethnic groups they cannot make it in this nation without them as their masters.