“The Race” Schools: Your Tax Dollars At Work
"La Raza" is Spanish for
It`s bad enough the White House
lent its prestige to The Race`s annual conference. But
did you know the Bush administration has forked over
federal tax dollars directly to The Race?
According to GOP Rep. Charlie
Norwood of Georgia, The Race
snapped up $15.2 million in federal grants last year
alone and more than $30 million since 1996.
Undisclosed amounts went to get-out-the-vote efforts
supporting La Raza political positions. The U.S.
Department of Education funneled nearly $8 million in
taxpayer grants to the group for a nationwide charter
Among The Race`s most
infamous government-funded charter schools
is La Academia Semillas del Pueblo, the Los Angeles
public school that teaches "Aztec math" (ancient dot
math is the new math) and the Mexican indigenous
language of "Nahuatl." The ethnic separatist principal
of the school, Marcos Aguilar, told a
sympathetic UCLA interviewer:
don`t want to drink from a White water fountain, we have
our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of
collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don`t need a White
water fountain. . . . We are not interested in what they
have because we have so much more and because the world
is so much larger. And ultimately the White way, the
American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life
will eventually lead to our own destruction."
That`s the tip of the iceberg. I
found dozens of other publicly subsidized charter
schools sponsored by The Race and funded with our money,
- Aztlan Academy in Tucson, Ariz.
The Race, the school`s success rests on "Aztlan`s
ability to integrate a meaningful Chicano Studies
program into their lives, language, and academics,
as a means of developing their intellects as well as
their pride and self-esteem." The school`s
name—a reference to a mythical swath of the vast
Southwestern U.S. expanse, which
Latino activists claim is their rightful
homeland and which
they seek to reconquer for Mexico—says it all.
- Mexicayotl Academy in Nogales,
Ariz. Who needs the three R`s? At Mexicayotl, it`s
all about the three M`s: me, me, me! The
school`s program is "structured and developed
around the concepts of identity, culture, and
language." Second mission: supporting local
ethnic lobbying efforts "to right social
injustices by educating the community and helping
create social change." Under "greatest
achievements," the school`s website lists its
participation in a "Peace & Dignity Run"; its visit
Rigoberta Menchu (the Marxist academic fraud
from Guatemala who
lied her way to a
Nobel Peace Prize); and its sponsorship of the
Dia de los Muertos (the Mexican holiday).
Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School in
Pueblo, Colo. It`s named after the far-Left Latina
labor union activist who recently railed that
"Republicans hate Latinos," praised illegal
alien marchers and screeched that "We didn`t
cross the borders, the borders crossed us" in a
hate-filled tirade before
Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School in St.
Paul, Minn. Board of Directors member Louis Mendoza,
an activist Chicano Studies professor, pushed the
school to lobby for the federal DREAM Act (providing
in-state tuition discounts to
illegal alien students not available to legal
non-residents). The school`s website features
one flag on its front page: the
The White House will tell you that
the National Council of The Race is a "moderate,"
mainstream civil rights group. But there`s nothing
"moderate" about The Race`s
driver`s licenses and
in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens. Or
its opposition to strengthening
security for identity documents and improving
cooperation on immigration enforcement between
federal immigration enforcement officials. Or its
all-out war on the House GOP`s border security and
enforcement-first bill passed last December.
President Bush pays
lip service to
immigration enforcement and assimilation, while the
White House sends Karl Rove to make nice with the
separatist leaders of The Race and the
Bush Education Department showers our tax dollars on
radical Reconquista schools. It doesn`t add up.
Unless, of course, you`re using
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