Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Arizona attack on Mexican American studies continues

Ernie McCray writes in the Tucson Citizen about the ongoing racist attack on Mexican American studies. Arizona, at least Phoenix anyway, has gone to great lengths to portray Tucson High's Mexican American Studies program as some kind of evil voodoo that tortures and twists young minds, turning one culture against another. Despite massive public opposition, despite the fact that students taking this course in high school excel and continue to excel in college, the effort to outlaw Ethnic studies steamrolls along blindly. The idea of actually outlawing a very successful high school program is the actual wedge between cultures.

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