…Secondly, not content with trashing democracy, California, through its education department, is attacking capitalism as well. As noted in a Wall Street Journal column by longtime education reformer Williamson Evers, the state’s draft “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum,” which is self-defined as the “xdisciplinary [sic], loving, and critical praxis of holistic humanity,” describes capitalism “as a ‘form of power and oppression,’ alongside ‘patriarchy,’ ‘racism,’ ‘white supremacy’ and ‘ableism.’”
Amid a document full of loony lingo such as “positionalities,” “hybridities,” “nepantlas,” “misogynoir,” and “cis-heteropatriarchy,” the document all but glorifies Puerto Rican terrorists, convicted cop killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur, and other radicals, while somehow teaching mathematics in the context of “social justice.”
In sum, the curriculum effectively teaches that the entire economic system is benighted, violent change is valid, and America is evil.
Combined, these education standards and the assault on democratic choice amount to a self-parody of anti-American lunacy. If Californians don’t watch out, their next stop may be Venezuela.