Education Racism


In addition to being a notorious comment troll, it has also become evident that Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal (R) has a measurable amount of contempt for a significant portion of his students.

“We all need to stomp out balkanization. No spanish radio stations, no spanish billboards, no spanish tv stations, no spanish newspapers,” he wrote roughly a month after he was elected. “This is America, speak English.” [...]

“I don’t mind them selling Mexican food as long as the menus are mostly in English,” Huppenthal wrote. “And, I’m not being humorous or racist. A lot is at stake here.”

He’s not being humorous or racist — but — you need to speak English when you serve him his authentic cuisine and cerveza.

Writing as Falcon9 at the blog Three Sonorans in 2012, Huppenthal apparently described Mexican-American Studies, an experimental curriculum that was ultimately shut down by GOP lawmakers in the state, as “a racist program that pits the races against each other and encourages students to view themselves as victims and successful people as ‘oppressors.’”

John Huppenthal knows who The Real Racists™ are.

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