The California Department of Education recently voted on a statewide “ethnic studies” curriculum that calls for the “decolonization” of American society, as investigative journalist Christopher Rufo first reported a few weeks ago. Rufo, whose reporting appeared in the City Journal, obtained the proposed curriculum and tweeted out images of it to support his claims. He said the proposed curriculum materials attempt to “name, speak to, resist, and transform the hegemonic Eurocentric neocolonial condition” by way of “transformational resistance,” with the ultimate goal being to engineer a “counter-genocide” against whites.
He expanded on this by stating: “In theoretical terms, the new ethnic studies curriculum is based on the ‘pedagogy of the oppressed,’ developed by Marxist theoretician Paolo Freire, who argued that students must be educated about their oppression in order to attain ‘critical consciousness’ and, consequently, develop the capacity to overthrow their oppressors. Following this dialectic, the model curriculum instructs teachers to help students ‘challenge racist, bigoted, discriminatory, imperialist/colonial beliefs’ and critique ‘white supremacy, racism and other forms of power and oppression.’ This approach, in turn, enables teachers to inspire their pupils to participate in ‘social movements that struggle for social justice’ and ‘build new possibilities for a post-racist, post-systemic racism society.’”
The California Department of Education website stated that officials would present a final draft, and a summary of public comments, to the State Board of Education at its March 17 meeting, adding that those who wish to submit comments may do so at “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
RealClear Investigations noted that “Adoption [of the curriculum] would clear the way for the state legislature to vote on a bill making ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement for all 1.74 million high schoolers in the state.” Incredibly, the curriculum apparently includes an official “ethnic studies community chant,” in which students appeal to the Aztec gods—including the god of human sacrifice—for the power to become “warriors” for “social justice.” Students are to seek a “a revolutionary spirit” through these incantations. RealClear also translated a video linked within the proposed curriculum before the California Department of Education. In that video, students can be seen clapping and stomping their feet as they chant about tackling various social struggles together.
Fox News reported that the proposed chant invokes Aztec gods such as Tezkatlipoka, in Aztec mythology the brother of Quetzalcoatl, Huizilopochti and Xipe Totec, and includes declarations that “you are my other me” and “if I do harm to you, I do harm to myself,” while also having the students recite, “Seeking the roots of the truth, seeking the truth of the roots, elders and us youth, (youth), critical thinking through.” Yeah, sure. Nothing scary about that.
Another portion of the chant allegedly reads, “pulsating creation huitzilopochtli cause like sunlight, the light inside of us, in will to action’s what brings… Xipe Totek, Xipe Totek, x2 transformation, liberation, education, emancipation, imagination, revitalization, liberation, transformation, decolonization, liberation, education, emancipation, changin’ our situation in this human transformation.” Apparently, no one rationed the libations the Department of Education sanctioned for its organizational decolonization fulminations.
Naturally, the California State Board of Education approved the new curriculum.
No trace of Christian “dogma” is allowed in schools. Neither is prayer, at least of the Christian kind. Can’t post the Ten Commandments. Any and all conservative or traditional thought is utterly unallowable. But mandated chanting to pagan gods of human sacrifice is a sure sign of an enlightened school system. The science is settled!
There is no doubt that Leftists are “changin’ our situation.” They are clearly ushering in “human transformation.” This is easily seen in California. Especially on the streets of cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, which are filled with drug needles and human feces.