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Posted on 11/22/2011 11:37:50 AM PST by Nachum
Students studying Spanish in a Texas public high school were asked to recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of an assignment, and when one student refused, stating that it upset her, the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson, writes Madeleine Morgenstern at the Blaze.
The incident happened last month at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
15-year-old sophomore Brenda Brinsdon refused to participate, stating that she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santoss class took place during Freedom Week, the week after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and on U.S. Constitution Day the same day as Mexicos Independence Day, writes Morgenstern.
I just thought it was out of hand, I didnt think it was right, she told The Blaze. Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.
Why are we doing their independence when its Freedom Week and its also Constitution Day?
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This is old news. IIRC, wasn’t this a Spanish Class? And they were supposed to be learning the culture.
It was voluntary.
It is old news and just as wrong as when it was first reported.
Ach, this is an old article from Oct. 18th. Sorry for the date mistake
Were they asked to sing the national anthems of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, etc. I bet that non-Mexican hispanics are as sick of Mexican chauvinism as I am.
When one recites a Pledge of Allegience, one is, you know, pledging allegience... Unless the students were adopting Mexican citizenship and pledging to be loyal sons of Mexico, then they were being told to lie.
My authentically accented Spanish teacher, born in Puerto Rico and with family in Spain, taught us the language and that’s all. No pledges, no history, just the language and Don Quixote as an example of Spanish literature. We don’t need to know about Cinco de Mayo in order to communicate in Spanish, and we certainly don’t need to know how they pledge allegiance in any of the Spanish-speaking countries.
“When one recites a Pledge of Allegience, one is, you know, pledging allegience...”
...Bravo! This is the best and only argument necessary.
I always love the “.. land stolen from Mexico” teachers and La Raza haters. Nope. Sorry. You got your asses kicked fair and square. Multiple times I may add.
Good for her!
allons, enfants de la patrie
le jour de gloire est arrivee
contre nous de la tyranee
l’etandard sanglant est levee
l’etandard sanglant est levee
dah di dah di dah
ils viennent jusqu’a dans nos bras
elever nos fils et nos compagnes
aux armes cityoens
formez vos bataillons
qu’un sang impur abreuve nos sillons
That’s how I remember it anyway.
it’s spanish class, not mexican culture class.
do you also think that when i took french, i should have been taught about french canadian culture?
Have you ever listened to the Mexican National Anthem?
It is a really annoying melody.
It is especially humorous when voiced in Spanish, a language that did not exist in the Americas pre-Columbus.
Bet that Leftwingtard teacher would have jumped through his skin at that one eh?!
But why should this be about Mexican stuff ~ there are plenty of other Spanish speaking nations
The teacher should be fired for cause.
10 miles from the border - is exactly what it is.
Let her move to Mexico if she wants to “recite the pledge”.
Want to teach a pledge? Teach them to say the pledge of Allegiance to the US - IN SPANISH.
And, you can't sing along with Rick's patrons and defy the Nazis, either.
The Mexican National Anthem
To ask American students to pledge allegiance to another nation is wrong.
From the perspective of the Founders, it would be tantamount to denial of one’s American citizenship. After all, America does not allow dual citizenship.
Well, that’s a nice little piece of bombast that doesn’t know if it wants to be oom-pah-pah or a heavenly choir.
Teachers hate it when students see through the haze and understand the true motives behind class activities.
“Have you ever listened to the Mexican National Anthem? It is a really annoying melody.”
In Southern California there are all sports AM radio stations that broadcast from Baja California in English. They play that crappy Mexican National Anthem and public service announcements in English. The public service announcements tell us how great the Mexican government is. One PSA gave out a phone number to call when one of your family members is kidnapped.
I actually like the melody, which is a stirring march. I hear it almost every day when I get up. A couple of radio stations south of the border play it at six AM on weekdays. One plays a version by a brass band, and the other features a choir singing its bellicose lyrics.
Oddly enough, the melody was written not by a Mexican. Jaime Nunó, a Catalan born in Gerona, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, gained fame as a leader of bands in Spain and Cuba before being invited by Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna to come to Mexico to lead military bands. It was during his brief time in Mexico, in 1854, that he wrote the melody to the anthem. Shortly afterwards, Santa Anna was ousted, and Nunó immigrated to the United States, settling in New York.
Listen to the Mexican national anthem here.
Some of the public service announcements in Spanish are also interesting. I don't speak the language very well, but one series of ads seemed to be admonishing voters to have a a voter ID card issued by their government in order to vote. Apparently, Mexicans don't consider it "racist," "repressive," or whatever to require voters to identify themselves.
The Pyrenees are in the Basque country, not in Catalonia.
Conveniently left out of every la raza demand is how they “stole” Mexico from the Mayans. I don’t remember Cortez buying the land from them.
This is pretty appalling. The news from the public schools gets worse every day. People need to give up on them.
Exactly! That's why watching Mexican TV is funny. Not many "Mexicans" ever appear on it.
I would stand up and tell them all to “GFY sideways”!
‘Conveniently left out of every la raza demand is how they âstoleâ Mexico from the Mayans. I donât remember Cortez buying the land from them.’
Yes, and they still proudly speak the language of their conquerors
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Mexico is a 3rd world hole that is reverting back to the paganism and human sacrifice ethic of its Aztec and Mayan predecessors. Last place on earth I would pledge allegiance to. I might as well pledge allegiance to allah and muhammad
DID PERRY MAKE A DEAL WITH LA RAZA to place Raza studies or Mexican-American studies in Texas schools? Raza studies have been taught in Arizona for a decade......then they passed a law against it....but it still goes on
One of the textbooks used is titled Occupied America, which was written by Rodolfo Acuña and includes a speech given by activist and university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez in which he says: We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him, (pg. 323).
The book also talks about the need for Mexico to re-take seven states in the Southwestern United States.
The following rather shocking quotes are taken directly from Occupied America (pg. 167):
Supporters would execute all white males over age 16, (also known as the Plan of San Diego).
The Southwest would become a Chicano nation.
In addition to using taxpayer funds to enforce such polarizing beliefs in Latino children in traditional public schools, the organization known as La Raza operates 100 charter schools across the country. The following is a list of a few of those schools:-La Academia Semillas del Pueblo (Los Angeles) -Atzlan Academy (Tucson, AZ) -Mexicayotl Academy (Nogales, AZ) -The Dolores Huerta Prepatory High School (Pueblo, CO) -Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School (St. Paul, MN)
In 2005 alone, $7.9 million in taxpayer funding was given out to these charter schools in the form of U.S. Department of Education grants. These schools stress Latino culture, the Spanish language, the re-conquest of the American Southwest, the establishment of the mythical Atzlan, and even Aztec math.
Ping ro post #38.
Mexico strikes me as a supremely racist nation. The Spaniard Mexicans have all the political power, are the TV stars and hosts, are the cops, are the professionals. We have a black president, many black and hispanic politicians, and many rich black entertainers and sports figures (Oprah and Michael Jordan were sole top earners in their professions for years).
And yet everybody calls us racist. Mexico is deeply racist, bu then that is a hallmark of most non-western nations.
Mexico is a very racist nation. The Spanish-Mexican treatment, both white and mestizo, of the Mexican-Indians is criminal. And yet our politicians never complain about it nor do they ever complain about the disparity in our immigration policies and Mexico’s.
Horrible stuff. We have so many enemies among us...
That these lawbreakers are allowed to get away with threats against Americans is unconscionable.
If you or I threaten to kill someone——we would be charged with a very serious crime.
His Rickness outta look into this. Not cool.
His Rickness outta look into this. Not cool.
Hell he’s looking pretty good to me next to Mr. Master Debater Gingrich. We are so screwed.
I still hold out a tiny hope that His Rickness can come back.