Chicago Public Schools to Adopt Afrocentric Curriculum
In Illinois, there is a state law requiring public schools to offer at least one unit on grievance-stoking “African-American history.” But that’s not good enough for the Chicago Public Schools, which are planning to devote the entire curriculum to the absurd ideology of Afrocentricity.
The curriculum covers kindergarten through tenth grade and is designed to align with Common Core. It includes a web link to TheAfrican.com, a website whose publisher decries “fake-Jews” and calls the United States a “Zionist-occupied enemy territory.”
The curriculum will apply Afrocentric ideology to
all core disciplines, which include literacy, mathematics, science, social science, the arts, physical education and health.
For an idea of how effectively such an education is likely to prepare students, refer to the sub-Saharan African nation of your choice.
Prominent in the curriculum is the preposterous book Black Athena by Martin Bernal, who invites fools to prove their political correctness by pretending to believe that the Greeks took their culture from Egypt, and that Egyptians were not Egyptian but black.
Ron Fritze, a historian, the dean of Athens State University, and author of the book “Invented Knowledge,” says that Bernal’s theories are not historically accurate and have no place in Chicago schools.
Bernal’s pathetic fantasies aren’t the only outlandish lies children will be taught.
Chicago fifth graders will be exposed to another controversial and widely-criticized theory in Ivan van Sertima’s “They Came Before Columbus.” Van Sertima, who taught at Rutgers University, theorized that Africans populated the Americas well before Columbus.
Even the liberal New York Times dismissed van Sertima’s moonbat daydreams as “ignorant rubbish.”
The curriculum will consist largely of ultra-left political indoctrination:
The eighth grade literacy section unit, titled “Being an Advocate to Social Justice,” directs students to the website for the American Civil Liberties Union. It also includes a poem titled “Racism is Around Me Everywhere,” cartoons from the website LeftyCartoons.com, and it encourages discussion of Attorney General Eric Holder’s infamous “nation of cowards” quote.
The ninth grade literacy section encompasses a study of the Pan African Movement. … Tenth graders are introduced to “critical race theory,” which holds that institutional racism and white privilege are pervasive throughout society.
A more pernicious course of brainwashing would be difficult to imagine. Fortunately the graduates of Chicago schools will be able to rely on Affirmative Action to obtain employment; they will need it when coming in competition with those who received educations based on factual knowledge rather than infantile moonbattery.
Assuming the goal is to prevent assimilation, the curriculum is bound to succeed.
On a tip from R F. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
Sadly, wishing for the death of a political opponent is so typical of the left. Pol Pot, Stalin, the Democrat
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The good doctor and his wife should be miffed and in my opinion, he should not have accepted their apology.