Chavez

If I’m an Anglo, this guy is a Viking.

Jon King, NYSED Commisioner

Jon King, NYSED Commisioner

In the Engageny Ceasar Chavez lesson plan, NY state students are told to look for evidence based claims from within a propaganda speech. During the speech Mr. Chavez alleges racism and uses the term Anglo while describing the dominant culture. The lesson plan provides this definition for Anglo to students:

 

Don't Call Me Anglo

 

The definition of Anglo is specific and Wikipedia outlines it perfectly:

“Anglo is a Late Latin prefix used to denote English- in conjunction with another toponym or demonym. The word is derived from Anglia, the Latin name for England, and still the modern name of its eastern region. Anglia and England both mean land of the Angles, a Germanic people originating in the north German peninsula of Angeln.”

In effect, NYS education is “white washing” hundreds of Caucasian  cultures into a single term and depicting them as the source of alleged racism and oppression. Apparently, NYSED has never considered how offensive being called an Anglo might be for NY residents of  Irish, Brazilian, Asian, Arabian, Polish or Russian descent.  They’ve also seem to have forgotten that calling these diverse people “Anglo” will probably result in your child being mocked or worse.

 

In any case, below are a few new “Anglo Americans” as per NYS Education for 7th grade (Photos by various Wikipedia authors):

Used to be Italian

Used to be Italian

Purchased Manhattan for $20

Was Dutch

Brooklyn Anglo Family?

Brooklyn Anglo Family?

Margaret Sanger was Irish

Margaret Sanger was Irish

C. Kasem Was Lebanese

C. Kasem Was Lebanese

Handsome Russian?

Handsome Russian?

Was Asian.. now Anglo

N. Haley was Asian, now Anglo

R. Nader, no longer Arab

R. Nader, no longer Arab

Indiana Anglo from Belarus?

Indiana Anglo from Belarus?

Syrian, Jewish, Brazilian, Hungarian... Not Anglo.

Syrian, Jewish, Brazilian, Hungarian… Not Anglo.

Austrian Anglo?

Austrian Anglo?

NY Anglo Couple

NY Anglo Couple

Hungarian Anglo?

Hungarian Anglo?

Fabio - Psuedo Italian

Fabio – Pseudo Italian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe this kind of ignorance was accepted in Southern California but it simply doesn’t fly on the right coast. Sorry NYSED, white heritage and culture does not all look the same.

 

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