Monday, May 05, 2014

Only One Version Of The Holocaust Allowed To Be Taught At The Rialto Unified School District

In April 2014, the Rialto Unified School District handed out an essay assignment to its middle schoolers. They were asked to write about the Holocaust. However, their efforts soon ran afoul of the Anti-Defamation League and the other usual suspects, so the district backtracked to get back on the so-called "straight and narrow". Via Stormfront, here is a video news report from KCBS:

According to the San Bernardino Sun, here's how the controversy got started:

“When tragic events occur in history, there is often debate about their actual existence,” the assignment read. “For example, some people claim the Holocaust is not an actual historical event, but instead is a propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain. Based upon your research on this issue, write an argumentative essay, utilizing cited textual evidence, in which you explain whether or not you believe the Holocaust was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain. Remember to address counterclaims (rebuttals) to your stated claim. You are also required to use parenthetical (internal) citations and to provide a Works Cited page".

KTLA Channel 5 adds more information. They reported that the 18-page assignment instructions included three sources that students were told to use, including one that stated gassings in concentration camps were a hoax and that no evidence has shown Jews died in gas chambers. The sources were identified as and and

As you can see, there was NO Holocaust denial promoted. The primary purpose was to develop critical thinking skills, as school board member Joe Martinez explained in his May 2nd statement to The Sun:

“One of the most important responsibilities for educators is to develop critical thinking skills in students. This will allow a person to come to their own conclusion. Current events are part of the basis for measuring IQ. The Middle East, Israel, Palestine and the Holocaust are on newscasts discussing current events. Teaching how to come to your own conclusion based on the facts, test your position, be able to articulate that position, then defend your belief with a lucid argument is essential to good citizenship. This thought process creates the foundation for a good education. The progression is within district board policy and also supports the district’s student inspired motto: ‘Today’s Scholars, Tomorrow’s Leaders.’"

As a result, no teachers, students or parents objected to the assignment. But that was not good enough for the ADL, and on Friday May 2nd, 2014, Matthew Friedman, associate regional director of the Los Angeles office of the ADL, issued the following statement by e-mail:

"It is ADL’s general position that an exercise asking students to question whether the Holocaust happened has no academic value; it only gives legitimacy to the hateful and anti-Semitic promoters of Holocaust denial"
. On their main website, the ADL issued a more moderate statement that was still critical of the District's effort. One person made a number of calls to police with some very specific death threats against district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri and interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam. The Associated Press claims the person communicating the threats may be white, but the media tends to consider Jews as white.

The District quickly caved in. On Sunday May 4th, district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri said that interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam will be talking with the Educational Services Department to assure that any references to the Holocaust "not occurring" will be stricken on any current or future Argumentative Research projects. Jafri added that the Holocaust should be taught in classrooms with sensitivity and profound consideration for the victims who endured the atrocities committed.

This, of course, means that only one version of the Holocaust can now be taught at the Rialto Unified School District.


Anonymous said...

It's at the point where the jews want the "Holocaust" to be an undeniable fact, like 2+2=4. Legislation coming? Very scary.

Especially strange since the "undeniable truth" of the holohoax has changed A LOT over the years. So many conflicting stories, inconsistencies, adjusted statistics, "facts" that were proven false, i.e. soap and lampshade lies.

There is an org. called "CODOH." -Committee for Open Debate On the Holocaust. That's what revisionists want, some real discussion, debate, clarity, transparency, honest examination, etc. Rather than the "in your-evil-goyim-face-shock horror-most important event in human history-God's chosen were almost vanquished-mind control program.
But NO, the Holyhoax is so sacred, questioning it is akin to questioning the existence of G*d himself!

Anonymous said...

The mere fact that the ADL are so excited, clearly shows that the holohoax saga is losing its steam. So many folks, especially the younger generations simply - DON'T CARE. Others are questioning the supposed "facts", and many others have seen widespread "ethnic cleaning" going on around the world, that the holohoax is becoming a footnote in history in their minds. Hence the jews want to push it to the forefront, continuously. Current events will eventually overshadow it as the supposed "only example in history". Hell, didn't the great Yahwee himself drown and kill off EVERYONE/EVERYTHING on the planet, supposedly? Isn't their "bible" filled with the repeated, complete GENOCIDE of other competing peoples by the "isrealites", over and over in the name of their "god"? Get over it... Move on, nothing here. For White Worker Power! 88! Rocky J Suhayda, Chairman

Anonymous said...

Why do you hate God, Mr. Suhayda? He loves you!