On September 3, 2021, several parents in California filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education over a new “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum” (ESMC) being proposed. While this curriculum sounds innocuous, it turns out to be another indoctrination ritual as students are compelled to chant affirmations to Aztec gods and participate in ancient Nigerian Yoruba religious prayer.
Some of the critics of this curriculum argue that it indoctrinates students in Marxism. According to media reports, the state board unanimously approved the curriculum, of which over 6 million California students would be subjected to, back in March.
The lawsuit features the text of the “Nahui Ollin.” This was described as a chant “founded on traditional Aztec beliefs, focusing especially on the four deities Tezkatlipoka, Quetzalkoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek” in addition to a reference to Hunab Ku, “an older Mayan creator deity.”
The other “affirmation” included in the curriculum is dedicated to the Yoruba “divine force” known as Ashe.