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Calif. School District Decides Learning about Diversity Is More Important Than Learning Geography
National Review ^ | 8/1/2014

Posted on 08/04/2014 3:09:18 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

El Rancho Verde Unified School District will stop requiring its high-school students to take geography and instead require them to take a class on diversity and inclusion.

ERUSD president Aurora Villon said the class is necessary because minority students “need to feel validated.”

“When you negate their culture, they feel less than other students,” she said in an e-mail to Whittier Daily News.

98 percent of the district’s students are Hispanic.

The class will “expose . . . . students to global perspectives and inclusion of diversity,” according to ERUSD vice president Jose Lara.

The district plans to have the program implemented by the 2015–16 school year.


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1 posted on 08/04/2014 3:09:18 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Barf alert needed.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 3:11:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Altura Ct.

Their culture is a family matter. This is America. Learn English and become productive. It’s why you left your country.....for that opportunity.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 3:13:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Altura Ct.

Nowadays, schools are for indoctrination instead of education.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 3:15:05 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

From talking to twenty-somethings at the gym I’m astonished that many can’t name any president before Jimmy Carter. Most know nothing about WW2 or the political causes of anything you’d care to talk about. They know all about greenness and carbon footprints and polar-vortexes.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 3:17:49 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Truth29

Pretty much 99 percent of the articles on here since 0 and the rats began the agenda of destruction of everything good in this once great country, cause me to want to puke, I say we take an opposite approach.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 3:29:56 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Altura Ct.

ERUSD president Aurora Villon said the class is necessary because minority students “need to feel validated.”
“When you negate their culture, they feel less than other students,” she said in an e-mail to Whittier Daily News.”

All these minorities have such inferiority complexes about their cultures is because its so freaking obvious their cultures are inferior. They look at all the US has accomplished and know they came from 3rd world pizz holes. No amount of touchy feely BS about how great Mexico is will hide the obvious truth. The only way to fix the problem is to turn the US into a comparable 3rd world pizz hole. But then they still wont be happy because building the worlds best taco doesnt compare well with putting a man on the moon (half a freaking century ago). That why its best for them to become Americans and be proud of that instead of the miserable place they left.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 3:42:27 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Truth29

The “Great Melting Pot”

The reason millions of immigrants were successfully integrated into American society in early part of the last century was because school taught American History and American Culture.

The immigrants became American (not hyphenated Americans).

Today they are not even trying to integrate into our society.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 3:58:33 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“98 percent of the district’s students are Hispanic.”

This is absolutely amazing!


9 posted on 08/04/2014 3:58:57 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Altura Ct.

The American people have never understood that “diversity” means world-wide socialism. I don’t think they ever will.


10 posted on 08/04/2014 4:06:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Ok, I'm German and Italian and I'm feeling inferior because my culture had been negated. So are these new diversity courses going to include my culture too?

Interesting that “diversity” only celebrates and elevates certain ethnic groups, but not others.

Talk about horse manure!

11 posted on 08/04/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Altura Ct.
minority students “need to feel validated.”

“When you negate their culture, they feel less than other students,”

Saul Alinsky would redefine "minority students" to include conservatives (we are a minority according to liberals, right?) and then hold them to their own standards and make them teach about "conservative culture".

12 posted on 08/04/2014 4:18:04 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: Altura Ct.

So an American high school diploma is worth nothing, and an American college degree is worth what a high school diploma was worth.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: fatnotlazy

“Ok, I’m German and Italian and I’m feeling inferior because my culture had been negated. So are these new diversity courses going to include my culture too?”

They would say European culture sucks and SHOULD be negated.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 4:27:37 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Calif. School District Decides Learning about Diversity Is More Important Than Learning Geography”

“98 percent of the district’s students are Hispanic.”

Eh...what? Diversity? Are they going to learn all about that 2%?

I would think they would be better served by geography lessons. Lesson 1) Where is the southern border...cross it.


15 posted on 08/04/2014 4:38:18 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Altura Ct.

I thought they already did this like - uh - 50 years ago.
When I was in school in the 70’s there were “social studies” classes, but nary a Geography class to be found.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 4:54:07 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Altura Ct.

This is how you end up with a President that thinks there are 57 States in America.
We no longer educate children, we indoctrinate them into political ideologies..
Oh goody, they feel good about themselves when they graduate. To bad they can not read and write and do simple math.........


17 posted on 08/04/2014 4:59:10 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Altura Ct.
This is how they come out of Cali skools. See, they DO learn some geography!


18 posted on 08/04/2014 5:10:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Altura Ct.

If their culture is so awesome, why are they here? Their culture breeds the very problems they ran away from. Bet they won’t bring those points up in Diversity 101.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 5:12:03 AM PDT by MaggiesPitchfork
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To: Altura Ct.

The agenda is to destroy the fabric of America.

Destroy tradition and values and any meaningful learning that could result in INDEPENDENCE!!


20 posted on 08/04/2014 5:17:10 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Exactly! We used to talk about the “melting pot.” But now they talk about the “mosaic” that is America!

That is the problem! Instead of melting into one culture centered around American history, America’s success, and all that America offers, the left and schools want all of these people to keep their native culture(s), IGNORING the importance of having these people become one-people in love with and supporting their new country!


21 posted on 08/04/2014 5:47:45 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: fatnotlazy
I got news for you, it is even worse than that!

Because not only are they NOT going to include any European culture, I will bet dollar to donuts that LGBT "culture" is going to be taught as a sort of dignified diversity in need of support and encouragement!

So, most of our actual heritage is not only NOT going to be celebrated, I will bet that it will actually be denigrated!
22 posted on 08/04/2014 5:53:40 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Geography implies borders.


23 posted on 08/04/2014 6:59:01 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: rhinohunter

When I was in school (1952-1964) we had both Social Studies (how the government works) and geography.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 7:17:23 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Pretty hard to have an informed opinion on foreign affairs when you can’t find Europe or Japan etc on a map....


25 posted on 08/04/2014 9:27:58 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

“Pretty hard to have an informed opinion on foreign affairs when you can’t find Europe or Japan etc on a map....”

I used to tell people that my name was Bern and because they ALWAYS failed to understand what I said I’d add, “The capital of Switzerland.” Yesterday the clerk filling out a form looked me in the eye and said, “I never knew that. Tell me, how many people can name the capital of Switzerland? That’s by Norway, right?” He wasn’t joking.


26 posted on 08/04/2014 9:31:23 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Altura Ct.

Not to worry, geography must not be taught much if at all if my recent experiences are any gauge.

Not one of the 5 teenagers that I was with recently at Philmont knew where Panama was, or even remotely what continent it was part of.

Pretty damned sad state of affairs, teaching kids to be illiterate idiots.


27 posted on 08/04/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Altura Ct.

We don’t know where African Americans come from but just know they are oppressed. Maybe they come from Africa-America.


28 posted on 08/04/2014 10:47:45 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Altura Ct.
98 percent of the district’s students are Hispanic.

So when they teach diversity, that means white or American culture, right?

29 posted on 08/04/2014 4:47:16 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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