"Students also learned in the La Raza supported curriculum that California, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas are really Aztlan, the ancient homeland of the Aztecs, and still rightfully belong to their descendants, people of indigenous Mexican heritage."
A President Bill Clinton-appointed federal judge -- A. Wallace Tashima -- advised a group of Arizona students that they can sue their public school district for violating their First Amendment right by eliminating a radical La Raza studies program that ignites racial hostility, teaches disdain for American sovereignty and illegally segregates students by race.
"Only in America would a federal judge rule that a U.S. taxpayer-funded institution can get sued for refusing to provide such a divisive program that one instructor denounced for igniting racial hostility. The case involves the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican Raza Studies program, nixed after state legislators banned funding for ethnic studies curriculums that advocate the overthrow of the U.S. government," stated the blogger for the public-interest organization Judicial Watch.
Tucson’s controversial La Raza curriculum was created during the Clinton administration in 1998 to promote the Chicano agenda. It was later renamed “Mexican-American Studies” to sound less threatening and extremist. In 2010 Arizona’s legislature passed a measure (HB 2281) banning taxpayer-funded schools from offering classes that are designed for students of a particular race and promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group (in this case whites).
However, a group of Tucson district teachers sued in federal court to keep the Chicano program, claiming that it would be unconstitutional to eliminate it because it would restrict free speech, according to the Judicial Watch blogger.
In their complaint, the teachers said their free speech had been impermissibly infringed by the state. They further asserted that students who take the La Raza courses score higher on standardized tests, graduate from high school at higher rates, improve their overall grades and have better school attendance records.
Judge A. Wallace Tashima rejected the teachers’ claims, but this week ruled that students have a standing to sue the district for killing the La Raza studies program because they’ve made a “plausible showing of a First Amendment violation” based on allegations that “viewpoint-discriminatory criteria” are being used to remove texts and materials from the curriculum. The Clinton-appointed judge also said that “at some point in the future students may be able to make a stronger showing that irreparable harm is likely….” though they have not yet met the criteria.
The Tucson program first gained national attention when a Hispanic history teacher, John Ward, who taught in it denounced the curriculum’s biased theme that Mexican-Americans are victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of middle and upper-class whites. Kids were taught that the southwestern United States was taken from Mexicans because of the insatiable greed of the Yankee who acquired values from the corrupted ethos of western civilization, the teacher wrote in a newspaper opinion piece for the Tucson Citizen.
Students also learned in the La Raza supported curriculum that California, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas are really Aztlan, the ancient homeland of the Aztecs, and still rightfully belong to their descendants, people of indigenous Mexican heritage.
Also, the former Tucson teacher said, students were told that few Mexicans took advanced high school courses because their “white teachers” didn’t believe they were capable and wanted to prevent them from getting ahead.
The curriculum engendered racial irresponsibly, demeaned America’s civil institutions, undermined public servants, discounted any virtues in western civilization and taught disdain for American sovereignty, according the teacher. He also revealed that many of the instructors who taught the courses were not certified to teac
I have warned people about 'La Raza' and how so many Hispanic high school and college teachers (and other professionals) are promoting both returning "Atzlan" back to Mexican control- and trying to have the Plan of San Diego- implemented ASAP. Please go to this site http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-plan-of-san-diego-then-and-now and read the article "The plan of San Diego - Then and Now? By Steve Sailer Between the speech by former democratic governor Richard Lamm below, and the previous link- I hope more people will wake up and demand that our borders be closed and all the illegals be ousted immediately.
We cannot waste anymore time on hoping that our gov't reps will listen to us. We really are running out of time to defend our our way of life from total extinction. We need to remind our congress fools that the constitution states that when the gov't no longer responds to 'We The People', then it is our duty as the people to remove and/or replace said gov't.
Contact your senators and congress people and wear them out about this- either they fix it, and fix it now- or else.
I have had the pleasure of speaking and debating alongside former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm. In Colorado five years ago, we took on an open-borders contingent that was pushing for the illegal alien ID card known as the matricula consular (which I’ve blogged about extensively here.) He’s a true maverick–a Democrat who has long presaged the self-destructive impact of open borders. In 2004, Dick Lamm gave a now-famous speech at one of the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s conferences. The incisive speech, “I have a plan to destroy America,” went viral. I still have at least one or two readers e-mailing it to me every week. I’m reprinting it today.
It’s more timely than ever as the differences between the two major political parties on these fundamental issues blurs and as open-borders activists on both sides of the aisle work to marginalize critics and redefine all dissent as “hate.” You will not, after reading and digesting Lamm’s speech, feel like“calming down.”
I have a plan to destroy America
by Richard D. Lamm
I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and they all fall, and that “an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.” Here is my plan:
1. We must first make America a bilingual-bicultural country. History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. One scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, put it this way: “The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.”
2. I would then invent “multiculturalism” and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal: that there are no cultural differences that are important. I would declare it an article of faith that the black and Hispanic dropout rate is only due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out-of-bounds.
3. We can make the United States a “Hispanic Quebec” without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently, “The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved, not by tolerance, but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically, and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.” I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with a salad bowl metaphor. It is important to insure that we have various cultural sub-groups living in America reinforcing their differences, rather than Americans emphasizing their similarities.
4. Having done all this, I would make our fastest-growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50 percent dropout rate from school.
5. I would then get the big foundations and big business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of victimology. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was all the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.
6. I would establish dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would “celebrate diversity.” “Diversity” is a wonderfully seductive word. It stresses differences rather than commonalities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other–that is, when they are not killing each other. A “diverse,” peaceful or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together, and we can take advantage of this myopia.
Look at the ancient Greeks. Dorf’s “World History” tells us: “The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic Games in honor of Zeus, and all Greeks venerated the shrine of Apollo at Delphi. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet, all of these bonds together were not strong enough to overcome two factors … (local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions …)” If we can put the emphasis on the “pluribus,” instead of the “unum,” we can balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.
7. Then I would place all these subjects off-limits–make it taboo to talk about. I would find a word similar to “heretic” in the 16th century that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like “racist”, “xenophobe” halt argument and conversation. Having made America a bilingual-bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of “victimology,” I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra –”because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good.” I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact.
8. Lastly, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson’s book “Mexifornia” –this book is dangerous; it exposes my plan to destroy America. So please, please–if you feel that America deserves to be destroyed–please, please–don’t buy this book! This guy is on to my plan.
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” –Noam Chomsky, American linguist and U.S. media and foreign policy critic.
La Raza, Muslims, Black Panthers, ACORN, and others for sure, are in some instances are even financed by our Federal Government under guises, however lame, and not prosecuted. Do you remember the KKK? White radicals took over a well intentioned organization, and they were rightfully condemed, targeted, and destroyed by the Federal Government....then and now. BUT, now, radical Mexicans, radical Muslims, radical Blacks, and radical communist and facist are coddled at the same time predominantly white organizations are demonized? Why is this? Divide and conquer....Beware of the political, ulterior motives. We must return our Federal Government to accountability and sanity under the designs of our Constitution. Red, yellow, black, or white....we are all Americans. If you are going to live here and enjoy the benefits of a Nation of Law, Liberty, and its Constitution, then abide by the rules.
I am sorry but this gets under mt skin. Whats difference between them and the KKK. NONE Congress can remove a Judge its been done before in History.
Its ok to demonize white people.
Obama and those that support him are all Progressive/Marxists & or Islamists whos only gloal is the Distruction of Our Constitutional America , which will insure an Obama like Dictatorship.
When I went to school, what seems like a 100 yrs ago (I graduated in 1966), we studied "History of the United States of America". We also studied the Constitution of the United States of America AND were REQUIRED to take and PASS a test on it in order to graduate in Kansas. I moved to Missouri in the middle of my Junior yr., and IN ADDITION to that, they REQUIRED studying and Passing a test on the Missouri Constitution!!! The History course in HS was a full year, and the Constitution of the US was a full yr course. My Missouri Constitution course was a full semseter. In the 8 yrs before high school we studied American History every year with each yr having more advanced as per our ages. Do they study these and require test over them any more? Two of my daughters attended DOD schools and the History and Constitution of the United States were REQUIRED BACK THEN. Are they now? One of my daughters has 4 children, 3 of whom are grown. She is Home Schooling her youngest, because she didn't like what they taught the older ones in school, but more importantly SHE DIDN'T LIKE WHAT THEY DID'T LIKE WHAT THEY WEREN'T TEACHING THEM IN SCHOOL!!! HISTORY!!! She says, they have rewritten it and eliminated important facts, and feels if you don't know your history -- IT WILL REPEAT ITS SELF!! Where are the other parents in this!! Why don't they SUE THE JUDGE AND GET RID OF THESE EDUCATORS THAT WANT LA RAZA TAUGHT IN SCHOOL!! ALSO why is it allowed to have "reverse discrimination? If for one second, someone wanted to have a course THE WHITES or THE BLACKS or THE ASIAN ---NO JUDGE IN AMERICA WOULD ALLOW IT OR TELL THE STUDENTS TO SUE!!! NATIVE AMERICANS have very little TRUTH written about them in American History books. I would say IF ANYONE HAD A RIGHT TO THEIR HISTORY BEING TAUGHT IT WOULD BE OUR NATIVE AMERICANS.
Well, the action being taken in Georgia, is to sue on a State Level to keep Obama from being on the Presidential Ballot on the basis of his father NOT being a citizen. Read the Constitution and review case law, both dictate "Natural Born Citizen" has BOTH parents as citizens before a person qualifies to be the President. Taking Obama to court on a Federal level is futile, because he and his Democratic Party controls the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch of Government. Please enter the TEA Party !!!!!!!!! Who is propounding these radical groups?......the Democratic Party !!! So, come on down to Georgia on the 26th of this month and see if Obama ownes the State Judge !!!! If not, then Georgia is gonna send that devil packing and he can pack up his fiddle and go home !!!!! We'll give him his due..............
How did this JUDGE get to be a judge in the first place? Let's get rid of ALL these sons o bitches and start ALL over? A complete change of government is the ONLY solution!
Yes there are a whole bunch of Judges we need to get rid of!!! Plus a whole bunch in Congress and the Senate and the WH that allow stuff like this. They have seemed to forgotten that Judges DON'T MAKE LAW!! CONGRESS IS SUPPOSE TO -- BUT -- they are not doing their job and the "LAWS" they do make have been illegal and against our CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS!! Personally I think we should get rid of all from the lowest local level all the way to the top of of the Fed level OF ALL WHO DO ONT STRICTLY ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION AS IT WAS WRITTEN BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS!!! Just one woman's opinion. AND if we aren't able to do it at the ballot box, we will have to take our country back by force!! This judge is a disgrace!!!
After we get rid of Hussain, we need to get rid of the fed judges he has appointed and that is approximately 75 so far. Make it a rule that they have to prove their decision by pointing out the call in the constitution! The Judges are helping Hussain become a dictator and take away our rights! I say that only the people should be able to vote, appoint federal judges! Think about this, all judges are lawyers and we have the highest number of lawyers per capita than any other country. Who do you think writes the laws that Hussain wants? Lawyers Then you appoint lawyers, (judges) to rule on other lawyers! Who's side do you think they are going to come down on? Not we the people, but the buddy's they work with all their lives. They have a group that is worse than the thin blue line! They are the "red Line", communists, socialists and power hungry themselves, slavemakers behind the scenes!
Mexico is a failed state.Can you believe it?
Mexico is a paradise of landscapes that could be attracting people from all over the world and the bright culture of Mexico could be attracting artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to their schools, universities and unique way of life based around cathedrals and open markets. Why aren't these these good citizens of Mexico contributing to this goal? Don't they love their country?
LaRaza with a big fist for America, how pukey is that? These Razas resemble more and more the followers of Islam who are here to steal our country while their own countries are wastelands of poverty, cruelty, and slavery.
Why don't they all just do what is right; go back to their own homelands and work to contribute something to their countries? How do they sleep at night, these thieves? Every one; LaRaza and bHoods, blamers, shirkers, parasites and pirates. Criminals.
WHAT WE NEED DESPERATELY IS WE THE PEOPLE MEDIA , THE REAL TRUTH IS NOT GETTING TO THE MASSES.