“The Race” Schools: Your Tax Dollars At Work

Top White House adviser

Karl Rove
traveled to Los Angeles this week to

pay homage
to the anti-immigration enforcement
lobbying group for Latinos: the

National Council of La Raza.

"La Raza" is Spanish for

"The Race."

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
millions of

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
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
schools initiative.

Among The Race`s most

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.
    According to

    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
    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
    local annual

    Dia de los Muertos
    (the Mexican holiday).

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

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

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
Aztec math.

Michelle Malkin [email
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Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
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