Has the conservative counteroffensive really begun? Arizona is taking their fight to save their state all the way to the halls of Academia.
Arizona legislature bans ethnic-studies programs
Just a week after signing the country’s toughest immigration bill into law, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer now must decide whether to endorse another bill passed by her state legislature — one that outlaws ethnic-studies programs in public schools. The bill forbids Arizona schools from using any curriculum that promotes “the overthrow of the United States government” or “resentment toward a race or class of people.” It also disallows any curriculum that’s “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or that seeks to “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”
Arizona’s superintendent for public instruction, Tom Horne, has said he’s backing the measure because ethnic-studies programs encourage “ethnic chauvinism”; he’s also suggested that such programs could breed secessionist sentiment among Hispanic students.
Republican state Sen. Jack Harper also voted for the bill, saying that certain Hispanic-themed ethnic-studies programs are “trying to say that somebody who came to this country illegally is somehow oppressed. That’s crazy stuff.”
Arizona is storming the culture-destroying citadel of Academia. These “ethnic studies” programs are little more than cover for racial/ethnic separatism promoted for decades by angry, radical–and yes, thoroughly ANTI-AMERICAN– Chicano intellectuals who believe the American southwest is a conquered territory called “Aztlan” that must be returned to its rightful owner, Mexico. They are the Louis Farrakhans of the hispanic community, and academia happily shelters them. Simply put, Chicano “ethnic studies” is a cultural Trojan Horse whose ultimate goal is the “reconquista” of the Southwest through the inevitability of racial and cultural demographics. But don’t take my word for it, take theirs:
There are two ways that you can gain territory from another group. One is by conquest. That’s essentially the way we took California from Mexico and… Texas as well. But what’s going on now may end up being a kind of recolonization of the Southwest, because the other way you can regain territory is by population infiltration and demographic dominance …. The United States will be faced with the problem that Canada has been faced with… and which our system is not prepared to accomodate.
Mario Barrera, a faculty member of U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Ethnic Studies, admitted that multiculturalism “would help prepare the ideological climate for an eventual campaign for ethnic regional autonomy.”31 In January 1995, El Plan de Aztlan Conference at UC Riverside resolved that “We shall overcome…by the vote if possible and violence if necessary.”32 The rise of Mexican irredentism as a serious political movement “awaits only the demographic transformation of the Southwest.”
Arizona knows EXACTLY what they’re up against. And this:
According to legend, Aztlan was the ancestral homeland of the Aztecs which they left in journeying southward to found Tenochtitlan, the center of their new civilization, which is today’s Mexico City. Today, the “Nation of Aztlan” refers to the American southwestern states of California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, portions of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, which Chicano nationalists claim were stolen by the United States and must be reconquered (Reconquista) and reclaimed for Mexico.5 The myth of Aztlan was revived by Chicano political activists in the 1960s as a central symbol of Chicano nationalist ideology. In 1969, at the Chicano National Liberation Youth Conference in Denver, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales put forth a political document entitled El Plan de Aztlan (Spiritual Plan of Aztlan).6 The Plan is a clarion call to Mexican-Americans to form a separate Chicano nation.
Three cheers for Arizona.
The American southwest has put up with this crap for DECADES, and they’re fed up with it. Arizona knows EXACTLY who these seditious bastards are and what they’re up to, even if the rest of America criticizes them from afar in their UTTER ignorance of what’s happening in our Southwestern states. America is a multiracial country, and that’s fine. But that should not be used as cover for the radical multiculturalism promoted by seditious Chicano activistas whose ultimate goal is the destruction of the Union.