Thursday, May 13, 2010

WISE WORDS BY MALCOLM X: WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE YOURSELF


As we learn of Arizona's new racist law banning Ethnic Studies in school, it is important we remember the words of Malcolm X. The racist Arizona laws are a repeat of the Jim Crow laws. A bill like sb1070 condoning Racial Profiling and allowing other people to demand police ask for Brown People's papers are Jim Crow laws. Banning ethnic studies is another Jim Crow law. Without multi cultural studies and sticking to only Northern European teachings, minorities are taught to Hate Themselves for the color of their own skin.

As Malcolm X said:
. WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN

. WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE THE SHAPE OF YOUR NOSE AND THE SHAPE OF YOUR LIPS
. WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE YOURSELF FROM THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD TO THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET
. WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE YOUR OWN KIND; TO HATE THE RACE YOU BELONG TO SO MUCH THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO BE AROUND EACH OTHER!
. WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE BEING WHAT GOD MADE YOU!

More than ever Arizonians, REGISTER TO VOTE! THEN VOTE THESE CRIMINALS OUT OF POWER!!

11 comments:

Dee said...

The reason racist AZ schools wish to ban ethnic studies is to brainwash the students into believing none of the atrocities against minorities ever occurred.
Imagine no curriculum containing evidence of:
. manifest destiny
. slavery
. trail of tears
. chinese exclusion act/how immigration laws began in our country
. Bracero Program
. Operation Wxtback
. Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerte and peaceful boycotts against exploiting employers.
. Civil Rights/MLK/Malcolm X

They are left to learn only the white=-washed northern european history where republicans are right and polls are never biased.

We are doomed to repeat our past because our children never learned our history to begin with.

They are taught, instead, to hate themselves and the color of their own skin.

***MEMO*** said...

Great BloG!

Dee said...

Horn, the sponsor of the Ban Ethnic Studies bill, likes to use the following quote in his argument.
"We had a Latina who testified before the State Senate who opposed the bill. She said she didn't know she was oppressed until she took the ethnic studies class."

Imagine. A young latina living in Arpaio and his masked goons Maricopa County. She DID NOT KNOW she was oppressed until the ethnic studies class. She thought arpaio and his goons' racial profiling was OK in Latino neighborhoods. She thought it was OK for a young man and his father to be cuffed on the side of the road and made to wait 3 hours and pee on the side of the road, because they were Latino. She thought it was ok for masked goons to camp out in latino neighborhoods for suppression sweeps. She thought it was ok for a young mother to be cuffed for 4 hours, crying, and the police refusing to take her drivers license as proof of her identity.

This young Latina did not know this was oppressive because she was TAUGHT IN SCHOOL that it is OK for the racial profiling police to do this in Latino neighborhoods.

These are the same practices they taught in Nazi Germany. Anne Frank and her family hid in hidden rooms. German children were taught abuse of the Jews was ok.

The Arizonian said...

Nice, now we're quoting racist black separatists that believed in violent upheaval.......

Dee said...

Az,
Malcolm X was a brilliant orator and proud supporter of his cause, EQUALITY for ALL regardless of color. READ HIS WORDS and LISTEN TO HIM TALK in the Video.

He advocated being proud of yourself, as God made you. I believe his words and I respect his cause, Civil Rights and Equality for ALL! The END to Jim Crow Laws! He would have applauded the END of APARTHEID!

How much better is this than the supporters of the racial profiling bill who ARE the White Supremists and Neo Nazis like JT Ready, a prominent supporter of Russell Pearce, the bill sponsor. The author of the bill, Kris K Kobach, member of FAIR, which is deemed by the ADL as a Racist group. John Tanton, its founder a proud White Nationalist. Their cause is HATE, ANGER and SUPREMACY! JIM CROW LAWS AND APARTHEID!!

Vicente Duque said...

Dear Dee

I love the movie of Malcom X - He was a tortured man that after many mistakes found the Right Way : Peaceful but very Energetic Protesting with Civil Disobedience.

This movie shows how this man was portrayed as the Devil during his time.

If you are Black and Poor and without Education and Opportunities then you have to walk a road of dangers, humiliations, poverty, suffering, sacrifice .... Malcom X did a beautiful thing with his life and is a great inspiration.

Vicente Duque

Dee said...

What some people are missing is the BANNED ethnic studies courses are elective classed for Senior and Middle schools. They are NOT mandatory curriculum. Additionally, as the Professor said, the students in the class are not all one ethnicity. Anyone can take these courses.

Others mentioned that the content of the courses are included in US History courses. From my and my children's studies, atrocities such as the Trail of Tears, the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Bracero Program, are barely touched upon. Operation Wetback WAS NEVER MENTIONED. And, the subjects covered were whitewashed, with minimal discussion.

The ethnic studies programs provides various perspectives and allows students to discuss these topics in depth.

To your point AZ, last year, Texas has rewritten and BANNED some of these topics from students' standard curriculum. They even banned Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerte!
That is wrong!

ultima said...

I don't buy this argument. The appropriate approach is to integrate significant ethnic personalities into the broader context of U.S. history and sociology. No one is suggesting that these people should be omitted a place in history appropriate to their prominence in the civil rights movements.

It is common knowledge that much of the details of our history that others treasure have been dropped from our text books to make room for info about the civil rights personalities of importance.

Ethnic studies are the home of ethnic racists. There are many quotes available that prove this.

ultima said...

Yes, I remember Malcom X and his racist remarks about "Hymietown".

ultima said...

Manifest destiny has always been a part of American History as was the Chinese exclusion act. Emphasizing these and other negative factors in the development of the U.S. weakens the bonds of the melting pot and sets one ethnic group against another.

No one objects to a fair and objective treatment of all of the dirty linen in our history if it is place in the context of the greatest nation on earth that has drawn immigrants from every corner of the globe who are now Americans all.

I am very concerned by this drumbeat of negativism which will surely hasten the destruction of our great republic.

I wonder how many have actually studied modern histroy and sociology textbooks and still conclude that slavery, manifest destiny, the trail of tears, the vicissitudes of immigration law, the civil rights movement, the Bracero program etc. have not received adequate treatment. Ethnic studies are basically employment programs for academics who can't make it in regular academic departments by the quality of their teaching and research without the tinge of racism and negativism.

Anonymous said...

Texas Adopts Conservative High School Curriculum -May 21, 2010. Too bad so sad, Dee. You lose another one. LOL!

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