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Arizona Passes New Bill Aimed At Curbing School Programs That Promote ‘Ethnic Chauvinism’

May 5, 2010 by  

Arizona passes new bill aimed at curbing school programs that promote 'ethnic chauvinism'Just a week after passing a controversial and historically aggressive immigration law, the Arizona State Legislature passed a bill April 2 that its critics say is simply a veiled attempt to quash one of the school districts’ Mexican-American studies programs.

Under the legislation, which passed the state House and Senate on consecutive days, schools will be stripped of state funding if they offer courses that "promote the overthrow of the United States government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."

Tom Horne, state superintendent for public instruction, said the bill is aimed at preventing new and existing programs that "are designed to promote ethnic chauvinism."

Opponents of the legislation argue that the bill will affect the way that educators teach history, and that state lawmakers should not be involved in creating and monitoring curriculum, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

In response to the measure, State Senator Linda Lopez, an open critic of the legislation, proposed that schools also stop teaching the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as they promote resentment toward Japanese and Arab Americans. Lopez noted that she was not seriously pushing the amendment, but was just trying to make a point.

The bill will now head to the desk of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for her signature.
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  • Colo43

    well lets see, We can take God out of our class rooms and we are not suppose to say anything, but to take away a course that promotes “Ethnic Chauvinism” should be allowed—–
    I take offense to.

    • http://www.w3f.com/patriots/ JRBeaman

      No more pledge of allegiance because it says “under God” in it, and yet they insist on Muslim footbaths in all the restrooms. The hypocrisy is astounding. And the people fall for this as being good? Sometimes I think I am on the wrong planet. Our people can’t be this stupid?

      • Mikie

        I am sorry to tell you this but; these are the same people that elected Obama. They FAILED the intelligence test.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        JRBeaman,
        If you truly feel that way, don’t buy any Pepsi products. The new can has the pledge of allegience on it minus two words..under God. they said they don’t want to insult certain people. Well I don’t want to insult them by buying their product, being a Christian and all!!

    • http://aol.com Pathfinder

      Won’t this also prevent caucasian ethnic chauvinism also ? How can anyone possibly oppose that ?

    • chelo

      Lets remember senator lopez, along with gutierrez from illinois when election time come around, and don’t forget, what’s his name……obama

  • Al Sieber

    I’m glad this bill passed, all they teach is hate whitey. like we’re responsible for every thing that happens to minorities. this has been going on in schools in Ariz. and other states for years.

  • EltonJ

    Well, I’m glad too. We should have an environment that promotes unity.

    • Sidewinder

      Well said EltonJ.

      I too have always been troubled by this Diversity nonsense. Diversity puts the focus on the differences, and thats not very unifying. Racism too, focuses on group differences.
      When you promote one group, you do so at the expense of other groups. That too is no different than racism.

      To me, Diversity IS Racism.

      Better to look past differences, and put the focus on what we have in common. Diversity is well intentioned, but a poorly thought out knee jerk reaction, and highly destructive.

      • Sidewinder

        It had always been my hope that one day I would get into trouble at work, and be forced to take Diversity Training.

        That way I could go in all positive to “Let the Healing Begin!”

        Then I could ask some very good questions, from my own ignorant perspective and expose the whole thing in front of the class for what it really is. A total contradiction.

        But I’m just not very racial, and so far, no trouble…LOL!

        • Sidewinder

          LOL!

          Hello, my name is Sidewinder, and I am a White Supremisist.
          I need help, so I can be whole again. LOL!

          Let the healing begin!

          Diversity Training would be so much fun. I want to understand, but I just don’t get it. LOL!

          • danny

            Hey sidewinder you have a great sense of humor; that is the best way to fix this BS, laugh iy into oblivion.
            And oh! I reckon you can be crowned Guest Aussie by the way you think.

  • JuliaH

    They take God out of the schools and public places, yet an AMERICAN school is not teaching AMERICAN history – but promoting other countries and cultures – teaching AMERICAN children to hate AMERICA – THIS IS OFFENSIVE!! GO ARIZONA – I am seriously considering moving to Arizona just to feel like I am in America again – I want my grandchildren to honor their heritage and to be proud to be AMERICAN! To always know that GOD is who controls our lifes – GOD Country Family!! DEPORT ILLEGALS – help our schools by requiring ALL speak ENGLISH – having to teach the illegals how to speak English is holding AMERICAN children back for exceeding; send home any and all children who do not speak English and do let them in until they do speak AMERICAN – as in years past!!

    • http://goeaston.net shorebarb

      You are absolutely correct. We need a law in every state that the official language is English and that is the only language which will be used in the schools. In New York with their diversity craziness if a child enrolls in grade school and English is not their first language a teacher fluent in their language must be hired to teach them. Are they crazy? Why do they think they are going bankrupt? It is nonsense like this. This is America! If these people do not like it they can leave. People need to put two and two together and understand that this coddling of illegal aliens is driving our Country into bankruptcy. It is not being racist. It is demanding the rule of law.

    • Disgusted

      JuliaH: You are spot on. I lived in Long Beach, CA for 6 years and when we finally moved, after the “Rodney King” riots, back to the midwest my son was so far behind in school that he had to take summer school to catch up. It was eye opening!
      Being made to show ID or proof of citizenship is not profiling. If you are a legal citizen then you should be proud and happy to prove it.
      It made me laugh when I saw them interviewing angry “illegal citizens” on the news – they shouldn’t be angry – THEY SHOULD NOT EVEN BE HERE!
      I applaud the great state of AZ and I hope the rest of the states follow suit.

      • james gonzalez

        know that the american people are the most ignorant people out there to think that the government makes all of these laws to protect us and make us feel safe and cuddlely.that is how it all starts till it bites us in the rear end .I am a citizen and let me let you know that i would not appreciate it if someone would ask me for my id unless buying a pack of smoke or going to a club. hey lets be honest we are americans and classifying ourselves as aholes to the rest of the 49 states and the rest of the world that is not leading the way but putting us back.teaching hate is what we are doing, we live in america, land of the free, and anyone who says teaching to hate whitey, look at your family tree and tell me if your roots are purely american. what if they would have told your great grandfather to high tale his butt back home. so dont be ignorant and think, america is great thanks to all the immagrants that are now citizens that is what we are all about and if not then let us give back the land to the indians that is how it should be. so stop and think before you comment and say this state is doing what no other state dares to do. maybe it is what no other state shamefully cares to do.

    • Sandra Lee Smith

      Three different times in the past 30 years, there has been a referendum on our ballots, and 3 different times the citizens of AZ have voted English only as the official state language, but each of those 3 times the sitting legislature has overturned that vote and everything, including our voting materials, continues to be “double” printed in English and Spanish. Maybe this current legislature is finally getting it!
      @Shorebarb: I grew up on LI, and we had immigrant kids in schools all over the place, but they didn’t get special teachers; they learned English from TV, which only broadcast in English, back then, and took exactly the same English classes the rest of us took. They also had parents who came to the US to BECOME Americans, in every sense of the word, and encouraged them to mix with American kids, which also helped them learn English. We have the same deal about special teachers down here, and schools have even been sue over it, often by the illegals’ organizations, yet!

  • Mike

    …if you really want to be enraged just pick up a history textbook that is being used across the USA and see what is being taught these days in our public schools. How can history change but what is being taught today doesn’t look anything like what was taught some forty (40) plus years ago when I was in middle and high school. The facts have changed but I ask you how can history change. Some would say I have a simple mind but History is History it doesn’t change but in the minds and hearts of our public school educators they are manipulating our kids into being little left wing robots.

    • http://email garyb

      Go Mike and S. Shea I am soooooooooo with you. Take back our America. You go as well DuffyD. Lets all stand together. Lets all move to AZ where America still lives. If you don’t like our country then go back to Mexico Where they still speak Mexican. NO MORE YOUR CHOICE…ENGLISH OR SPANISH. We speak English only here.

  • Dean

    I live in california, the lamist state of the USA. Our Gov. officials
    have ruined the school system. i went to public school in san diego. I did not learn anything that would prepare me for the world. I would never send my kid to public school, matter of fact i am looking to start a new business, just not in california where they tax you to death and own everything from your business to your children to your death untill they take every legacy asset you worked for all your life
    and give to a illegal mexican instead of your chidren,,, By the way ,,, I am of mexican heritage But I am AMerican FIRST. and don’t you freaking forget it , you low life racist

    • American

      Dean, I applaud you. I get so tired of hearing about all these Hispanics screaming, demonstrating and acting out in violence because we, as Americans, want those entering our country to do so by legal means. I’m also tired of my taxes having to pay for those who come here by means of breaking the law, work and earn money only to send most of it back to Mexico, never pay taxes and then get free health care and education in their language because they won’t learn ours which costs the schools sytems (gov’t) that much more money. I can’t imagine why anyone would think they are entitled to anything at all just because they decide they don’t like where they live. If I were to move to another country I would have to do so lawfully, learn their language in order to get by, get a job and pay taxes to earn earn the right to health care, etc. I have no problem with anyone from another country wanting to come here and live amongst us as long as they enter the country with a passport and they work and pay taxes like I do and not expect me to give them a free ride. And I’m sick and tired of being called a racist because of it.

    • Don Tremaine

      Dean,
      Spoken like a True American. Some people just don’t get it. Being an American is not dictated by the color of your skin, but the color of your brain and your loyalty to freedom. I also must reside in California; I was born here and I can only leave if my wife is willing. She will only leave if my son leaves. He will only leave if his wife leaves. etc ….
      Don

  • s c

    First, Linda Lopez needs to work at the nearest DMV (Wake Island would be ‘nice’). Second, our in-house retards planned to contaminate and eliminate the teaching of history more than 30 years ago. Third,
    it’s so good to know that people like Obummerbama want to continue eliminating history as a subject in schools (know your enemy, people). According to that mentality, there’s no reason to concern yourself with history when you can learn to be a robot or a parrot for a long line of career criminal politicians. Take a look, America, and see what feminist and ethnic studies via public education have done TO America.
    It’s time for states to sift through social engineering subjects, and streamline their staff to eliminate those who want to destroy America from within, rather than give America students who can THINK, read, write and FUNCTION in society.
    Down with ALL social engineers and useful idiot politicians. UP with Americans who recognize the difference between crap and apple butter, and want to be FREE.

  • http://malcolmsr@gossdrive.com Mal

    Makes me want to move there.

    Being a Georgia, I want to be apologetic to our great country for having Jimmy Carter as President. He is a good man, but was not Presidential qualified.

    Red neck country boys point of view.

    • Sidewinder

      Mal, I agree. I think your comment about President Carter was both fair and accurate.

  • Joseph

    I am from Tucson Az. but now live in Texas. I fully support Arizona on this matter. I am married to a Korean and I have been there and many other Countries. There is no waving of your flag or demanding your rights, but an expectation to obey their laws and learn their language if you want to live among them. It’s simple!

  • chuck b

    the only way to stop what has happened to our schools is get rid of the unions. its that simple, however, removing the unions is not simple they have a firm grasp on the teachers and the politicians. all the complaining in the world won’t change a thing.

  • meme

    Arizona is not any different than Texas. We have our school districts around Houston who will only give help to illegal Mexican children providing special teachers, free breakfast, lunch, child care, you name it with our tax dollars. Our schools are constantly asking for more money because they are overwhelmed with the illegal children that we are required to teach for free. My grandson was in the Spring school district about 5 years ago and is dyslexic and failing, but his mother could not even talk to the teacher or the school principle for any help as they would not call her back or respond as he was the minority in the school of 90% Mexican children. Oh and they all spoke Spanish even in the school office. Our Governor will never pass a law like Arizona, he caters to the illegals in this state.

    • Cole Tindell

      We need to STOP ALL schools giving FREE breakfast/lunch to ILLEGAL children. Their parents are already getting welfare checks, FREE rent, FOOD STAMPS, free medical for the entire family, then we quit PE & lay off teachers becuase we have to cut spending. WAKE UP AMERICA it is time to have another tea party, (not Palin reading her notes off her palm), but like the BOSTON TEA PARTY!! Show the Govt we MEAN buisness!

  • Sylvia Keppy-Dow

    Being in Arizona I can totallly support this legislation. Our schools are a mess, as there are so many illegal immigrants that we have to educate at the expense of the American citizen students who are paying the price in the lack of quality education.

    I have nothing against the Hispanic people, but I do believe that those who come here illegally need to be sent home and let the Mexican government and schools take care of them.. We have enough problems in the US and in AZ without taking on the education of illegals that really do not want to learn our American ways, language, culture, history, etc… It’s time to stop the madness and get this situation taken care of..

    Sam

    • Cole Tindell

      To see how STUPID the AMERICAN Govt is …We now teach our children to speak/read/write spanish becuase the illegal mexican immigrants refuse to learn the AMERICAN language which is ENGLISH NOT SPANISH!!! We don’t do this with the Japaneese, Muslims, French, Russian, Polish, ECT just the Latinos. This is a SLAP in the FACE for ALL LEGAL immigrants from every part of the WORLD except Spanish speaking countries. They now have to learn ENGLISH plus Spanish to move here. Just try to remember this is AMERICA an ENGLISH speaking country, learn it or GO HOME!!

  • Brenda

    Wow, with all the unity on this topic I dont understand WHAT the problem is. NO ONE WANTS illegals here! Except the illegals. And THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS HERE….so what is the problem?
    Lets stand up and vote all these IDIOTS OUT!!!!!

  • chucky

    AMERICANS HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO OBJECT TO ANY ILLEGAL ALIEN REFORM PERIOD. THE REASON IS BECAUSE IT WILL BE THE LAST GASP OF BREATH FOR AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT.THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION KNOWS (WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE BEING PASSIVE ABOUT IT. BELIEVE ME THEY WILL CHANGE AND GET AGRESSIVE ABOUT IT) IF THEY ADD 20-30 MILLION VOTERS TO THE POLLS(LETS ADMIT IT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM WILL VOTE DEMOCRAT)PRESTO WE HAVE AN INSTANT ONE PARTY SOCIALIST COUNTRY. PLEASE ANYONE WHO REALLY LOVES THE UNITED STATES WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING LESS THAN DEPORTATION FOR THESE LAWBREAKERS,JOB ROBBERS(TAKING JOBS FROM OUR CITIZENS WHEN RIGHT NOW EVERY JOB IS CRITICAL FOR OUR PEOPLE) WE THAT BELIEVE IN TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY MUST BECOME SUPERMEN AND WOMEN PROTECTING TRUTH,JUSTICE,AND THE AMERICAN WAY.IF YOU SAT BACK AND WATCHED THE HEALTHCARE UNFOLD, YOU NEED TO GET VOCAL TO YOUR REPRESENTIVES AND IF POSSIBLE ATTEND ANY RALLIES THAT ARE FORMED.MY GIRLFRIENDS AUNT AND UNCLE LIVE IN CAVE CREEK ARIZONA(28,000 DOLLARS FOR A SAFE ROOM TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND GRANDCHILDREN FROM HOME INVASIONS ON OUR U.S. SOIL IS UNBELIEVABLE TO ME) HER RECENTLY WIDOWED MOTHER LIVES IN PRESCOTT AND AT 72 YEARS OLD WHEN WE VISITED OVER CHRISTMAS,HAD ME TAKE HER TO A GUN STORE TO PURCHASE AND TRAIN HER TO USE A GUN.IF THAT IS NOT THE SADDEST DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY TO YOU, IT WAS TO OUR FAMILY. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THWART THIS INVASION OF OUR ONCE GREAT NATION. GET INVOLVED THIS TIME AND YOU WILL NOT SETTLE FOR ANY PATH TO CITIZENSHIP EXCEPT GO HOME AND REGISTER. BELIEVE ME THEY ARE HERE TO TAKE FROM AMERICA MORE THAN THEY ARE HERE TO GIVE. ALLOWING THIS IS A PATHWAY TO ONE PARTY SOCIALISM THROWING THEM OUT IS NOT RACISM IT IS JUSTICE LONG OVERDUE.

  • Joe

    No Hable Espanol!

    • chuck b

      joe

      its “no habla inglis”

      the letter is written in english to obama, he replies don’t understand english, comprende!!

  • Joe

    Immigrants came to America after the first world war seeking a new life and were industrious in making their dreams work. We also had an influx of “displaced person” immigrants after the second world war from Poland, the Ukraine and other areas. These non-english speaking rapidly became assimilated into their new country by working hard, saving what they could to build their new lives. They learned to speak English, became naturalized citizens, raised their families to be law abiding just as they were. These people would have been ashamed to seek and accept welfare – they were now Americans and proud of it!! Our new influx of illegals commit a high percentage of crime in the US, don’t make efforts to adopt their new country as theirs, rather want to consider themselves as citizens of their native land, destroy our flag, enter the US illegally (breaking the law). The lawlessness of the new “undocumented aliens” are breaking the economy of the southwestern states to the point of probable bankruptcy of California and others. If so many of these illegal entries can be made, how many could be possible terrorists? The facts are that these illegals do not enhance our country but are a drain on the economy and the American taxpayers! SECURE THE BORDERS NOW – SEND BACK THE ILLEGALS – IF THEY RE-ENTER OUR COUNTRY FORCE THEM TO DO HARD LABOR TO SECURE OUR BORDERS!! DO SOMETHING!!! ARIZONA IS LEADING THE WAY – STAND ASIDE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND SEE HOW TO DO IT!!!!~

    • chelo

      Illegal aliens are arrogant people along with their president, they make demands out of Americans, and if that does not work, they boycott. Some of the senators, mayors etc. are acting like illegal aliens.

  • http://yahoo barry

    communist to the left of me,communist to the right of me ,now communist wright in you’re FACE!!!!

    • chelo

      Lets do away with the democratic party…..

  • http://mog7@cox.net Muriel P. Goyette

    It might be a real shock to those who think they own what they simply
    illegally invade, but this is AMERICA. I never once heard a foreigner say they’d want so dearly to come to America to learn Mexican or Muslim History or be ruled by Sharia Law. Any aspect of Sharia Law would make USA undesirable to anyone but muslim MEN. The Drug Cartel
    is another brutal and uncivilized faction spreading lawlessness and corrupting young and old alike, promoting prostitution, human traficking and drugs have ruined more than one civilization in history.
    People coming to America, while keeping alive their roots, want Americana, American History, and most of all…FREEDOM and VOTING RIGHTS. Only law and order keep America beautiful. However, anyone who needs their ethnic roots more than they need America, they should leave America to those who wish to assimilate, adopting the language and the values of this country. Then for that person, there’s no place like home. It’s as simple as that.

  • http://upsidedowntomatogrowing.busythumbs.com/entry_id/1224427/action/viewentry/ Growing Tomatoes Upside Down

    You’re absolutely damned right. That is without question the way to do it. I’ve had people try to convince me otherwise, but rest well knowing that is 100% right.

  • http://NONE JOYCE

    i LIVED IN PHOENIX AND LAS VEGAS. THREE IN OUR FAMILY ARE VICTUMS OF IDENTITY THEFT THSE ILLIGALS ARE DRIVING AROUND IN BRAND NEW CARS BOUGHT WITH DRUG DEALIN MONEY, kNOCK KNOCK, IT’S CARLOS— ALWAYS CARLOS. THEY USE RENTAL CARS TO DELIVER THE GOODS . aND THEY do SEND THE MONEY TO MEXICO, I’VE SEEN IT WITH MY OWN EYES……….. bESIDES BEEING A FINANCIAL BURDEN TO THE STATES THEY’E EVERY DAY STEALING
    CARS, STEAL EVERYTHING THAT ISN’T TIED DOW, CLIMB YOUR FENCE AND HAUL EVERYTHING AWAY. i KNOW LOT’S OF PEOPLE WHO WERE KNOCKED OFF THEIR BICYCLES, THE ILLIGALS THEN RIDE OFF WITH THEM OR THROW THEM IN THE BACK OF THEIR TRUCK.
    i HAVE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS WHO LIVE THERE, WHO HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR WORK FOR THREE YEARS. THEY TELL ME ” mOM, WE ARE THE MINORITY. tHEY ARE everywhere. THEY TRY AND STARE YOU DOWN, WITH THE MOST STONE COLD STARES YOU CAN IMAGINE. nEXT DOOR TO MY DAUGHTER LIVE 20 KIDS IN ONE HOUSE. ( SHE’S NOT BABYSITTING EITHER ) THEIR KIDS HAVE NO MANNERS, ARE RUDE BRATS. THE DAUG IN LAS VEGAS TELLS ME STORES THAT WERE AMERICAM NOW HAVE SPANISH NAMES, AND ARE THEY EVER RACIST.___ NOT ONE
    ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSON IN IT. AND ARE SO RUDE TO YOU.
    sHE TOOK A DAUGH TO GET HER HAIR CUT, SHOWING THE FINGER SCISSOR FINGER WAVE AND THEY ALL SHOOK THEIR HEADS NO.
    aND IF YOU CALL A STORE TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT AN ITEM, THEY SAY NOTHING, THEY JUST HANG UP ON YOU WHEN THEY HEAR eNGLISH !
    mU DAUGHTERS ASK ” hOW THE HECK CAN THEY GET A BUSINESS LICENCE IF THEY CAN NOT SPEAK ENGLISH….. gOOD QUESTION ! tHEY HAVE REALLY TAKEN OVER. tHERE ARE THREE GROCERY STORES IN A ROW, aLL aMERICAN GROCERY STORES, NOW ALL MEXICAN, AND SHE HAS TO TAKE A BUS TO FIND AN aMERICAM
    GROCERY STORE, AND SHE IS PISSED ABOUT THAT—– tAKE OUR JOBS AND OUR
    FOOD ? gO BACK TO WHERE YA CAME FROM, RACIST’S.

  • Al Sieber

    People should check out the “LA RAZA”, “AZTLAN” websites and see who teaches what.

  • American

    Al, I agree with you. It seems that everywhere you look these days there is something that blames whites for what’s wrong. The problem doesn’t just come from the cirriculum though, it also comes from the teachers. It’s fairly well known that the vast majority of educators in the country (at all levels) are liberals and it’s also well known that liberals have a tendency to voice their opinions, no, FORCE their opinions on everyone else. Take for example a high school in NC. My son is a junior in this high school and his first two years he came home angry almost every day because he had to listen to praise for obama and hatred for George Bush or history taught not from fact but from opinion. He even hears this junk in English and science classes. He has repeated to me blatent lies told by these “educators” and, even though we are guarenteed by our Constitution to have freedom of speech, the kids are not allowed to dispute or even discuss these remarks. Those who dare to speak the truth are penalized with unfair treatment and lower grades. When teaching about a particular war, battle, political action or whatever, these teachers will talk about why the liberals were for/against each instance and what positive effect it had if the libs promoted it or what negative effects it had if the libs opposed it. Essentially, they are teaching that conservatives are wrong on every account and that their actions do nothing but harm us. They are also teaching more and more about minority events that really have nothing at all to do with the history and growth of this country while leaving out key events. These kids come away thinking things like the civil war was about slavery instead of Lincoln’s need to control those states that seceded. Sorry educators, but history can’t be changed no matter how hard you try to keep students from learning about it. Fortunately my son and his friends, all conservatives and all honor students, do their own research and discuss the facts amongst themselves. They also see that they are the objects of racism now because they are white. BTW, you can find a “Young Democrats” club in every high school but my son had to fight for two years to get a “Young Republicans” group started.

    Just for you teachers out there who may be reading this. It’s a crying shame that so many of you behave like this instead of doing the job correctly. Using young, impressionable kids to promote your agenda is just plain wrong and you’re no better than pedophiles or terrorists when you rape their minds and sensabilities. However, there are some wonderful teachers who are not grouped into this category and need to be praised for teaching facts and not letting your opinions get in the way. These are the ones who go above and beyond their duties. My son has two teachers presently who allow their students to come to discuss and study an hour before school and even let the kids come to their houses as a group once a week for extra studying (one of these teaches history). I can’t thank them enough for their passion and desire to see these kids make the most of themselves. Kudos to you and those of your caliber!

  • S. Shea

    Congrats to the AZ legislature for doing the will of the majority of the people & for ENFORCING CURRENT FEDERAL Immig. laws & for now passing the “Ethnic Chauvinism” bill.

    All these ‘multicultural,ethnic programs’ do is promote DIVISIVENESS….America is already multi-cultural in its population of LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. We need MORE PRO-AMERICA courses & NOT OTHER CULTURES. No wonder immigrants are NOT ASSIMILATING nor adopting the American culture. Why did they want to come here, if not for America’s culture, freedoms & ideas!

    In many schools, Amer. History has been changed, bastardized, even eliminated….IN FAVOR of other cultures. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    KUDOS to AZ Legislature – all over America people applaud you. The media, many in DC govt., Phoenix Suns, etc… are woefully UNIFORMED about this law. IT IS NOT RACIAL PROFILING.
    All Americans show I.D’s every day- to cash checks, go to a doctor or hospital, use a credit card…etc.

  • S. H. Archer

    Parents are in for a rude awakening. The Department of Education is forcing teachers and students to submit to group think collaboration through use of the Delphi, Saul Alinsky, Hegel’s dialetical reasoning to promote mushy, political correct outcomes. They call it the effective schools transformation movement. The teachers and students are forced to meet p.c. outcomes under the guise of accountability. Everything is for the “group common good,” (communism) not for individual. Consensus through collaboration at all costs through humiliation and other psychotherapy group techniques. If the teacher does not agree, he/she is to find another job or keep silent and submit to the will of the group. Teachers are now facilitators, the principal is the leader, and students are learners. Students are to be trained as drones for the global workforce–that’s it. The Department of Education is now in process of nationalizing the curriculum, teachers credentials, and teaching training programs. The government OWNS the students and knows what is BEST for them, not inept parents.

  • Greg

    I used to teach elementary school. I got into teaching because I wanted to help children, but was worried that politics would get in the way. What I actually encountered was far worse than anything I could ever have imagined.

    First, as a white male it was hard to even get a job. I was already certified, but my local school board would not even allow me to apply for a job. Instead, they were spending tax dollars to actively recruit uncertified black and hispanic teachers in other states. Those teachers could only be fired if, according to state law, they failed to pass their certification exam within 3 years of being hired. I only got a job the day before school started because the teacher they had hired failed to show up!

    In most classes at that time (nearly 15 years ago), about 1/4 to 1/3 of the students were hispanic. I have no doubt that the numbers are much higher now. They all got a special tutor at taxpayer expense which was not allowed to anyone who was not hispanic. It was supposed to be to help them with the language problems, but was clearly racist in nature since it ONLY applied to hispanics. The two children living next to me who were born in Yugoslavia and had trouble in school were not allowed the same privilege! As a teacher I constantly had to watch what I said or did. While the female teachers would stand at the door when school let out and had each child give them a hug, as a male I was forbidden from touching them. I eventually got myself in deep trouble because I repeated something which my principal had no business saying. Instead of him getting in trouble for saying it, I got in trouble for repeating it! My contract was not renewed and the principal violated state law in doing so, yet of course he got away with it. That principal was also caught later watching kiddie porn in his office by a janitor, but it was all brushed under the rug and he kept his job.

    Despite my strong desire to help the kids (which was my only reason for following this career path), I am glad that I no longer teach. I realize that the liberals who control our education system would never have allowed me to actually help the kids and I would have had to cow-tow to their every wish if I wanted to keep my job. Now I am self-employed, don’t have to deal with their BS, and make more in a month than I used to make in an entire year of teaching.

    For a white conservative who values our children to succeed in teaching, they must almost pretend to be a liberal and follow all the BS they are told to do until they acquire tenure. Then and only then can they begin to share their true feelings. In the meantime, how many kids are brainwashed?

  • danny

    Hey American, nice work and all so true and FYI the same happens down here in Australia.
    Damn grubs polluting our kids with their bolshevic ideas.
    They are sick puppies and will have to be called to account some day for their actions.

  • DuffyD

    Remember the old adage, history is what the ‘winners’ say it is. All I can say is, in the future when Spanish is the mandated language of the country, Hispanics can say what they want history to say. Until then, shut up, learn English, and assimilate.

  • Tony

    I agree with what Arizona lawmakers are doing. Since our Federal Government can’t make decisions on the voice of Amercian People, then the states should take lead. I certainly could see more states doing this in the future. Thank God!

  • http://email garyb

    Hey Dean, I’ve decided to become a racist now. Now that you meantion it, something like 60% of all the mexicans i come in contact with lately can’t even speak English. I went into a WalSmart store in San Diego and came upon an employee who i asked where a product was and she said “no speakie english”. God i was so pissed. The store was located on US property too. Why do we allow this shit. I’m a proud American and have been for 68 years …….growing up in Salinas with over 60% Mexican population. 11 million mexicans are now here using up our tax dollars …….now do you understand why Calif. is going under. I’m so damn pissed. And you say all i wanted was a job. Well, go home when the job is over. Go AZ.

  • Cole Tindell

    Like President Jefferson stated…The way America will fall is going with the 14% of people & letting the other 86% pay the price. This is AMERICA & it was built under GOD, this is NOT a Muslim country, Japaneese, Irish, Korean, Chineese, ect. There are some of every country/religion here but the VAST MAJORITY are GOD fearing CHRISTIANS like it or not. If people like their parents countries better than America then they should move there & be happy, If they like the American Dream then live the American WAY

  • http://harsch@westriv.com willy wilbert harsch

    go for it ARIZONA all the other immigrants had to learn to speak english, when they came to this country. why shouln’t everyone else have to do the same. what makes them superior to the rest of us? we also had to learn the history of the U.S. why don’t they?

  • Lori Dorman

    What is the problem with this bill? I don’t see anything wrong with it. To not teach a class that advocates the overthrow of the American government is good! Should we send our children off to school to learn to hate America? We are the greatest nation on the face of the earth! This is a nation built on a belief in God and goodness, family, a strong work ethic, and yes, a Constitution that gives us more rights & freedoms than any other country. Are you telling me we should not promote that? This “political correctness” that the liberals seem to be having a love affair with (and shoving down our throats) is out of hand! If you are proud of your heritage, that’s fine, but teach it in your own home. Why is it we have to teach only minorities history? If we’re going to do that, then in the name of “political correctness” we better start teaching Norwegian, Polish, Dutch, Irish, etc. as well. We don’t for one good reason….it’s not our history!!
    We have a right to teach our history and in our language. Period.

  • Disgusted

    S.Shea: You are spot on! Couldn’t agree more! I repeat my post from earlier.

  • Commonsense

    How come the people who don’t like our laws won’t move to some other country. The U.K. is all for kissing other nationalities’ butts. So is France and most of Europe. Why can’t we have a run of people leaving for other countries? I would gladly use my tax dollar to fly any miserable S.O.B. who thinks our laws are too tough to some other country. Leave the U.S.A. It’s one of those rights that none of the “greenies” or “non-racist” pushers can use and I would appreciate it if they did. If you don’t like our Constitution, go live in some other country. Don’t ruin mine, I happen to like it.

  • Brenda

    Is THIS just ANOTHER EXAMPLE of OUR GOVERNMENT IGNORING THE WANTS, DESIRES AND DEMANDS of the AMERICAN people just to further its own agendas????? And it WOULD FURTHER their agenda when all the illegals are given the rights we ALL have as an AMERICAN…to VOTE. And just WHO do you think THEY THE ILLEGALS WILL VOTE FOR. Someone who LOVES America and wants to save America…or someone who wants to open the borders and give them ALL a free ride at the AMERICAN TAX PAYERS EXPENSE? Seems to me that is the case. So lets vote them ALL OUT!!!!

  • http://gmail i41

    Go to colleges, you have to take black sensative classes, Native cukture classes, Muslim history, all to graduate, but where is Christanity class, white greatness classes, or just what white European classes, on the gifts that have given and created for society, in our schools. More BS from the poor victumalgy attitude, they all need to learn, to read and write and speak coherently. Cut the PC poor me puke, that is taught. If minorities don’t like it here, wade back or build a raft and leave, we don’t need them here.

  • Jim Campbell

    It’s about time, this sort of crap has been taking over our schools for years and needs to be stopped.

  • Sidewinder

    Your story is just awful.
    There is so much wrong with how that school board behaved I don’t even know where to begin.
    To pass over a qualified job candidate because of his race is racism. It violated your Civil Rights, it violates the Civil Rights Act, it violates the EOE…on and on.

    They have become what they claim they hate most. There is no such thing as Reverse Discrimination, thats just a play on words. Its Discrimination, and thats all there is to it. And its illegal.

    There is nothing we “Owe” hispanics. They do not share the same tragic history Black American have. Most newcomers have historically had a hard time when arriving in America. Italians had a tough time too, but most are not complaining about it. You cannot undue racism by practicing racism.

    Are they somehow saying Black kids need Black teachers? Hispanic kids can only learn with Hispanic teachers?
    Whats that really teaching the kids?
    It won’t be like that in the real world for them, and they sooner they learn to assimilate and respect a person for their mind, and not get hung up on race, then truely, the better off they will be once reaching adulthood..

    Discusted.

  • Pat R

    My Granddaughter teaches Fifth Grade! Recently she told me that ever since she started teaching several years ago, she would lead the class in saying “Grace” at lunch in the cafeteria. They told her “she could not allow the children to say Grace anymore”!

    This whole country is totally immoral and getting worse.

    God Help Us All.

  • Cole Tindell

    I Agree only the illegals & their families want the law changed, (and people in other states that have NOTHING to do with the new law something to cry about). With the economy as bad as it is we should FINE ALL EMPLOYERS $10,000.00 plus 6 months in jail foe each & every illegal they have working for them. Then watch the unemployment rate DECREASE!! The Wellfare should NOT be allowed to help in ANY way if you are here ILLEGALLY, that would SAVE us TAX payers a bundle!! There is aprox. 1/2 a million illegals here in Arizona & we have a 10% unemployment rate….Get rid of the 1/2 million illegals & there will be jobs to CHOOSE from, then LEGAL immigrants can move to Arizona & find work to support their families.

  • chucky

    An open letter to president Obama:

    Dear President Obama,

    I’m planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

    We’re planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico , and we’ll need your help to make a few arrangements.

    We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

    I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I’m on my way over?

    Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

    1. Free medical care for my entire family.

    2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

    3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.

    4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

    5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

    6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

    7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

    8. I will need a local Mexican driver’s license so I can get easy access to government services.

    9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico but I don’t plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won’t make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

    10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

    11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put U. S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

    12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

    13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

    14. I want to receive free food stamps.

    15. Naturally, I’ll expect free rent subsidies.

    16. I’ll need Income tax credits so although I don’t pay Mexican Taxes, I’ll receive money from the government.

    17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov’t pays $4,500 to help me buy a new car.

    18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I’ll get a monthly income in retirement.

    I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won’t mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

    Thank you so much for your kind help. You’re the man!!!

  • chuck b

    chucky

    barry’s answer to you: no habla inglis

  • Bay Area Patriot

    It is even worse, I went to Devry and paid for the whole thing. After I graduated top of my class, I was passed over for interviews because I did not speak spanish, and then to top it off, they tried to force me to take a job making a dollar over minimum wage. I would have never been able to pay my loans back. If you are white, don’t waste your money going there.

  • james gonzalez

    ignorance that is what i am seeing people promote on their blogs how can anyone say teach your heritage at home when all of us come from somewhere else, unless your indian you are not really an american. pilgrams came here for freedom of speach and religion and most americans are doing the opposite, they are doing what the pilgrams ran away from so congrats on taking our mentality backwards, racism never accomplished anything but anyone willing to try go ahead their are some followers in arizona or so it seems

  • Annamarie

    Is that you?

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