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Anti-American, Pro-Chicano Public School

Anti-American, Pro-Chicano Public School

JUNE 02, 2006

A public elementary school in Southern California is run by an America-bashing Chicano who claims the “white, American way will lead to destruction” and has a curriculum devised by a radical Mexican group that strives to return the American southwest to Mexico.

Funded by American taxpayers and supported by extremist Mexican groups like the National Council of La Raza and Mecha, the school – Academia Semillas del Pueblo – was charted by the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2001. In lieu of an American flag, the school flies a communist flag and teaches children the ancient Nahutal language of the Aztecs.

The school’s principal and founder, a Calexico educated Chicano named Marcos Aguilar, opposes racial integration and says Mexicans in the U.S. don’t want to go to white schools or drink from white water fountains. He blasts the landmark school desegregation decision in Brown v. Board of Education and claims that segregation and civil rights in the U.S. are all about white supremacy.

This is consistent with the preaching of Mecha, which stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan. The militant group was founded at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1969 with the goal of returning the American Southwest to Mexico because in Chicano folklore California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas are in fact Aztlan.

Private schools may be allowed to teach such curriculums and refuse to wave American flags, but this is outrageous in an institution funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars. One Los Angeles political blog says the school is training ground for young Che Guevaras. The California Conservative calls Academia Semillas an anti-American public school that cripples Mexican children with primitive anti-American dogma.

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