MEChA is pissing me off again.
Fox News sums it up:
A Latino group at Glendale Community College in Arizona wants the administration to forbid a professor there from ever expressing his opinions on university Web pages because he sent out an e-mail saying the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, or MEChA, is racist, reports the Arizona Republic.
MEChA also wants Walter Kehowski to apologize publicly for stating in an e-mail that the group fosters racism by praising racial separatism. He was alluding to a recent Dia de la Raza event on campus.
“We believe in the First Amendment … in this case, the e-mails and Web page are clearly against the district mission of diversity and has disrupted our campus with the hostility that it promotes,” the group said in a letter to the Maricopa County Community College District.
Gee, why don’t we talk about the campus disruption and hostility of MEChA’s (whose motto reads: “Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada” [For the race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing.]) violent, racist, and tyrannical bylaws, which I have covered in other blog entries, but which consist partially of things like:
“. . .a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner “gabacho” who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation.”
Try substituting the word “nigger” for “gabacho”, and the word “white” for “mestizo” and you’ll start to get the picture.
MEChA wants the university to forbid — to forbid — this professor from speaking his opinion on the university-owned servers. Would they endorse prohibiting pro-MEChA speech, as well? Would they forbid any discussion of any kind regarding race, culture, language, ethnicity, or sexual orientation? Both for and against?
They state they believe in the First Amendment. Obviously not, since their request directly contradicts it in both spirit and letter. What they mean is, they support the First Amendment as long as the message is leftist or politically correct. Conservatives and others with differing opinions need not apply.
MEChA also states that the professor’s opinion is clearly in violation of the district’s diversity mission.
Is it? If they silence him, leaving only their side of the argument visible, does that constitute more diversity? Or less?
And actually, the professor is correct that MEChA’s promotion of separatism fosters racism. If this separation were being promoted by whites, you know what the reaction would be. Remember the civil rights movement, the real one, back in the 50’s where they fought to end segregation? MEChA wants to bring segregation back. Only this time it’s okay, because it isn’t whitey doing it.