Thursday, June 3, 2010

Textbooks Argue for Killing The Gringo

In the last few posts we've discussed public education issues.  Now serendipity knocks at our door again to give us a warning.  The following article published today describes the racist textbooks that students taking "Raza Studies" in Tucson high schools have been required to read.  Furthermore, the schools tried to keep the books under lock and key, never allowing the kids to take them home.  An open-records request finally revealed why.  Similar books are being used in Bill Ayers' university classrooms. 

With radical educators like these tending the minds of our children, who needs enemies?  This is the reason there's a growing racial divide in our nation, clearly demonstrating that racial tensions have absolutely nothing to do with conservative values.  Quite the reverse.  Left-wing idealogs hide their racism under the cloak of "social justice".  This kind of thinking is no better than the hate spewed against Jews in Palestinian classrooms.

Do you know what your kids are reading in school?  If they're in a public K-12 school or a public university, the teachers are required by law to make these materials available to you upon request. 

Mexican Revolutionaries in America
By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
June 3, 2010

One of Bill Ayers’ courses at the University of Illinois includes Pedagogy of the Oppressed as required reading. Author Paulo Freire, a Brazilian Marxist, declared:
“This, then, is the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well.”
It turns out that the Freire book is required reading in “Raza Studies” or Mexican-American courses in the high schools in Tucson, Arizona, where students have been protesting Arizona’s new immigration law. Other required books are Occupied America by Rodolfo Acuña, a professor emeritus of Chicano studies at California State University in Northridge (CSUN), and Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci, the Italian Communist.

Occupied America, the fifth edition, includes an image of Fidel Castro on the front cover, and Castro and Che Guevara on the back cover. It refers to white people as “gringos” and actually includes a quotation on page 323 from Jose Angel Gutierrez of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), who was angry over the cancellation of a government program.  He declared:
“We are fed up. We are going to move to do away with the injustice to the Chicano and if the ‘gringo’ doesn’t get out of our way, we will stampede over him.”
 The book goes on:
“Gutierrez attacked the gringo establishment angrily at a press conference and called upon Chicanos to ‘Kill the gringo,’ which meant to end white control over Mexicans.”
Reviewing this material for the National Association of Scholars, Ashley Thorne commented that, “Actually, ‘kill the gringo’ meant ‘kill the gringo.’
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1 comment:

  1. Acuna's book "Occupied America" is nothing but an out and out diatribe and is racist in the extreme. It is trash-reading par excellence!!

    It (and similar wtitings) certainly has no place in taxpayer-funded education ... unless that education is intentionally trying to help overthrow our entire way of life.