The Tucson Unified School District superintendent in the middle of a push to have a radical Mexican-American studies class changed to an elective, has now backed down from his position, even going as far as to issue an apology. The change follows two wild demonstrations at consecutive school board meetings, one in which students chained themselves to desks, and another in which the riot police were called in.
Superintendent John Pedicone told local station KOLD-TV that he sent a letter to UNIDOS — the radical student group opposing the change — and the Mexican American Studies Community Advisory Board saying he has now advised the TUSD governing board to “table and not consider the resolution to make Mexican American Studies an elective.” (Quote is not Pedicone’s, but rather KOLD’s.)
Also contained in at least one of the letters is a promise that he won’t recommend charges against those who were arrested during the rowdy protests.
“We simply have to kind of bring that level of anxiety down to where we can begin to talk reasonably about this program, which we, which I think the district has said from the very beginning it supports,” Pedicone told KOLD. He later added: “I can’t speak for individual board members or others, but from my perspective it’s more important to bring the tone to a level where we can have a conversation and begin to have levels of understanding for the sake of the district. That’s really my responsibility.
Well, another gutless White backs down to pressure from non-Whites and liberals.
Comrades, I can understand offering a voluntary class so Latinos can learn more about their culture and history. But to require White children to also take that class is unacceptable.
I'm not just speaking as a racially aware adult, but as a former child. Remembering what it was like to be in high school, I can think of any number of elective classes I'd have rather taken than Mexican-American Studies.
As an adult, it's outrageous for them to require my children (if I had any) to study Mexican culture. That's why I continue to urge responsible White parents to get their kids out of school now and home school them. Not only will you keep them away from the wrong sort of studies, but they'll be physically safer as well.
Thanks again to Comrade Raymond for sending this to me.