California Schools Go Woke, But Is It Something More?

Governor Gavin Newsom of California vetoed a measure that would force schools to teach a controversial “ethnic studies” curriculum. Everything in the idea was unacceptable, from anti-Israel lectures to overly anti-American philosophy. According to the California Board of Education, the plan was drafted by a group that despises the United States and its allies.

Massachusetts Governor Newsom suggested a curriculum in 2009 that would teach children to view the United States as an “organized conspiracy against victim groups,” rather than a flawed republic with shared goals. According to the curriculum, students should be taught the four “I’s of oppression,” as well as academic terms like intersectionality, internalized oppression, and transformational resistance.

A measure requiring “ethnic studies” in schools has been signed into law by California’s governor, which looks to be a prelude to something considerably more dangerous. Students will study “Migration Stories and Oral History,” “Afrofuturism: Reimagining Black Futures and Science Fiction,” “The Immigration Experience of Lao Americans,” and “This is Indian Land: The Purpose, Politics, and Practice of Land Acknowledgment,” among other topics.

This curriculum aims to force a postmodern worldview down children’s throats, not teach them about other ethnic groups’ history. The question: is it possible to promote Black Lives Matter? Does land ownership claim made against Native Americans? It’s no accident that all of those “lessons” strike the proper chord for the left. But was there any indication that California students lacked a fundamental awareness of diverse ethnicities? No, it wasn’t. Still, the bill’s purpose is to encourage a distorted vision to support left-wing ideology.

A.B. 101 is intended to bring in and enable the same twisted teachings under the pretense of ethnic studies that prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto the previous measure, which had cleared the California Senate by a vote of 33-4 before he rejected it. But no one believes this bill genuinely moderates the prior law’s content. People are still in California, and it’s scarcely conspiratorial to believe that A.B. 101 refers to the same thing.

Can’t say for sure that A.B. 101 is an open door for full-fledged Critical Race Theory and its variants to be taught, but according to the reporters, maybe it is. California’s Board of Education is fervently left-wing and woke. There’s no way they raised the white flag with this newest drought.