Those are some of the lesson plans suggested in a draft of California’s newly proposed ethnic studies curriculum for K-12 public schools. Now, amid a growing outcry, even progressive policymakers in the state are promising significant revisions.
The materials are unapologetically activist — and jargony. They ask students to “critique empire and its relationship to white supremacy, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism and other forms of power and oppression.”
California is a special place. There is nowhere else like it on the planet. Nothing can match it for overall beauty. Nowhere is there such dichotomous poles of belief. You can do things in Cali that you can't do anywhere else in the cosmos. And it is considered by the rest of the country to be "weird."
When my check comes in, I'm going to buy a big place on the ocean. Or in the mountains. If the check is big enough, I'll buy both.
California is another country. I'm applying for my papers soon.
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