California Department of Education to vote on state’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum

by Jenny Mount · Mar 11th, 2021 4:20 pm

Last Updated Mar 12th, 2021 at 11:01 am

The California Department of Education will be voting on the state's proposed ethnic studies curriculum, which portrays the United States as Eurocentric, white supremacist, capitalist, and patriarchal.

Some of the program's goals include encouraging students to identify themes related to "protest movements and revolutions," "anti-settler colonialism," "queering," "critical race theorizing," "counter-genocide," and "regeneration of indigenous epistemic and cultural futurity."

The word "hxrstory" was used in place of "history" in many of the curriculum's documents.

Independent journalist Christopher Rufo, who first reported on the curriculum said that parents should be "concerned."

"Under the guise of 'equity' and 'empowerment,' activists within the public education system have developed this radical new curriculum in order to transform California schools into factories for left-wing political activism," he said. "They have recast the United States as an oppressor nation that must be deconstructed and subverted through politics. The curriculum's vision statement makes this aim explicit: it presents education not as a means of achieving competency, but as a 'tool for transformation, social, economic, and political change, and liberation.'"


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