Friday, April 20, 2007


Reconquista school sues radio host
By Michelle Malkin · April 19, 2007 08:53 PM

Remember that radical La Raza school in Los Angeles? Well, via Lonewacko, here’s the LATimes reporting that the school is suing the L.A. talk show host who first exposed the school’s reconquista roots:

A year-long feud between a talk radio personality and an L.A. charter school is ending up in an unusual court case.

School administrators filed a lawsuit this week against KABC-AM (790) and Doug McIntyre, alleging the host of “McIntyre in the Morning” targeted the school in a slanderous, racially motivated campaign last summer that resulted in a bomb threat to the school and ongoing security risks.

Academia Semillas del Pueblo and Marcos Aguilar, the El Sereno school’s co-director, claim McIntyre “targeted the school for destruction because the children were Latino, the teachers were Latino, the principal director was Latino,” according to the suit.

About 92% of the school’s 327 students are Latino.

The school was founded in 2002 with the mission of “providing urban children of immigrant families an excellent education founded upon native and maternal languages, cultural values and global realities,” with teaching primarily in Spanish.

It became a focus of controversy last year when McIntyre accused the school of pursuing a racist, separatist and dangerously revolutionary agenda.

The allegations were looked into by Los Angeles Unified School District officials. They found nothing politically worrisome, but they did have serious concerns about the school’s low test scores, which were a secondary focus for McIntyre.

A reminder of the principal’s rhetoric:

We don’t want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts.

We don’t need a White water fountain. So the whole issue of segregation and the whole issue of the Civil Rights Movement is all within the box of White culture and White supremacy.

We should not still be fighting for what they have. We are not interested in what they have because we have so much more and because the world is so much larger.

And ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction.

This lawsuit should be
1) laughed out of the courts and
2) condemned as a thuggish attempt to intimidate and silence critics.
Speaking of violence at the school, Chris Kelly notes that the man who allegedly tried to run down KABC reporter Sandy Wells during a report there will have a pretrial hearing next month and could get six years in prison.

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