Skip to comments.Alisal district chief defends school name
Posted on 12/14/2012 8:57:51 PM PST by artichokegrower
People who live outside the Alisal community should not make cultural decisions for the people who live within the Alisal community: Thats the opinion of Alisal Union School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr.
Ramirez spoke passionately Thursday about the decision to name a new school in his district after Tiburcio Vasquez. Some call Vasquez a bandit, murderer and thug while others define him as a folk hero, a revolutionary and a product of the environment that existed at the time.
There were more Chicanos lynched in the 1860s in California than blacks in the south, Ramirez said. Vasquez was a revolutionary of his time. He stood up for the Chicanos that were persecuted. Its about perspective.
Ramirez compared Vasquezs treatment in the history books to how history defines Thomas Jefferson.
You never hear that he owned slaves, he said of the third president
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People in Missouri could name their school “Jesse James High School”.
#1 - There was no such critter as a "Chicano" at that period of time.
#2 - You are admitting that Mescans were causing societal trouble back then just as today.
Mebbe you need to re-think your self-induced feelings of persecution and victim-hood Mr. Ramirez?