Tucson School District courses in Mexican-American studies “Raza Studies” promote anti-Western Civilization ideology?

“The superintendent of the Arizona Department of Public Education says his agency will consider a refusal by the school district in Tucson to videotape its “Raza studies” classes as evidence the district is “deliberately” concealing its agenda.

The state had asked Tucson, in view of a new state law that takes effect at the end of this year that bans promoting to students “the overthrow of the United States government” and other issues, to record its “Raza” classes this fall to document what is being taught.

No, said Tucson officials.”

H.B. 2281 bans classes that ‘promote the overthrow of the United States government’ or ‘promote resentment toward a race or class of people’ because schools should treat all pupils as individual Americans.

The Tucson School District offers courses in “Mexican-American studies (known locally as Raza Studies) that focus on that particular group and its influence.”

“(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,” the letter said.

“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,” the letter continued.

“A teacher describes how the TUSD administration intimidated him by removing him from his class, and calling him a ‘racist,’ even though he himself is Hispanic,” it added.

The state officials charged that Tucson “has hired a group of radical socialist activists who promote an anti-capitalist and anti-Western Civilization ideology. They use ethnic solidarity as their vehicle of delivery. A climate of outright intimidation has stopped many from standing up to this group for fear of being labeled racists.”


If anyone objects, they are accused of being “racist”. Where have we heard that before?

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