I’ve covered the Tucson Unified School District’s “Ethnic Studies” program here before, in Balkanization, from May of 2008, Balkanization Pushback the following June, Why I Keep Marxadelphia Around in February of 2010, THAT’S RACIST in May of that year, More Balkanization in January of last year, A Failure of Critical Pedagogy in May, and An Example of Critical Pedagogy just a couple of days later.
Well, now the excrement has well and truly hit the rotating air-movement device:
The TUSD Governing Board voted to dismantle the contentious Mexican American Studies program in an effort to avoid losing millions in state funding.Tuesday’s 4-1 vote came amid name calling in the boardroom and an angry overflow crowd chanting outside TUSD headquarters, “We will not comply!”Board President Mark Stegeman, board Clerk Michael Hicks and members Alexandre Sugiyama and Miguel Cuevas voted to drop the program.All supported revamping either the program or some classes so they are more comprehensive and include the contributions of all ethnicities.Member Adelita Grijalva voted against the decision, calling instead for the district to continue to defend the program through a court appeal and to challenge the constitutionality of the law, which she called racist.“I feel like this community has faced such a battle over the last year and a half, it’s almost exhausting,” Grijalva said. “You see it in the tears and pleas from the students. … I feel that this board doesn’t understand the impact beyond our TUSD community.“This is an issue that is not going to go away by this vote. When bad laws are written, they are usually picked up by other states. This is an opportunity to fight a bad law,” she said.
The comments, 284 at the time of this posting, are running overwhelmingly in favor of the vote.
Adelita Grijalva is the daughter of Rep. Raul Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
I’ve just begun reading Paul Kengor’s Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century. In the preface, he hammers the point that Marx and Lenin both understood and stated repeatedly that Communism and Capitalism could not co-exist, that one must inevitably defeat the other, and for Communism to win it would be necessary to actively pursue the destruction of Capitalist governments by any means possible. The preferred method was destruction from the inside by infiltration and subversion. His book is a detailed examination of that subversion.
The battle isn’t over just because the Soviet Union fell. The True Believers and their dupes are still out there working away. They fooled the American public into electing Obama, after all…