Arizona: Ethnic Studies Will be Banned in Public Schools

Arizona state has been so popular lately because of the recently argued new immigration law that has led to boycotts. Even if the issue is still fresh, here comes another bill that their governor, Gov. Janice K. Brewer, has signed, which will surely gain a lot of criticisms.

She has recently signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes that “promote resentment” of other racial groups. She approved it without public statement on Tuesday. The bill basically forbids elementary or secondary schools to teach classes that are “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” and advocate “the overthrow of the United States government” or “resentment toward a race or class of people.”

Another person who has been involved in the new law is state school Superintendent Tom Horne. The main target of the bill is the Tucson Unified School District. He has spent two years trying to get Tucson schools to drop a Mexican-American studies program he said teaches Latino students they are an oppressed minority.

If you could still remember, Arizona state has faced a lot of boycotts because of the new immigration law. This has include LA, San Francisco and Oakland who has adopted resolutions requesting city departments to not sign any new contracts with Arizona companies unless the state repeals the new immigration law.

6 thoughts on “Arizona: Ethnic Studies Will be Banned in Public Schools

  1. It’s sad to see that there’s one faced effort to hide past (and partly present) misdeeds by manipulating present laws. This will not hide the fact of what happened and what is still happening in terms of racism and segregation. History has to be taught to avoid future mistakes not swept under the rug.

  2. vacation time is coming up.the grandkids will be on summer break.i Won’t be spending the $ i’ve saved to visit ariz. instead, i’ll help pay for them to visit me. this country was built on the Backs of these folks. it’s a shame their own country is so corrupt and does nothing to better their own situation. Heavon forbid you should be picked up in their country. doesn’t matter. there’s got to be a better solution than flat-out RACIAL PROFILING. SHAME ON U,ARIZONA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. History is history. Do teachers teach something more than facts and the course is only limit to certain ethnic groups to enroll, what happened to the freedom of speech? If Arizona wanna ban, they should have banned all the history classes because human history is full of hates and loves with patriots and traitors and the most important is the moral lessons.

    Or Are Arizona trying to cover up something in the history or trying to promote racism through other channel that seems righteous but back to the basis evil? Shall we believe in their make believe good intention? Or Arizona is now occupied by white supremacists. If so, minority American citizens should start to move in Arizona and vote out those bad legislators before it is too late.

  4. Get a grip, all of you.
    At the college I currently attend, all of my poli-sci classes are weighted with teachers who go on and on about the “old white male power structure”, and ramble at length about class oppression and gender equality until I want to scream. I just want to learn about the how and why of politics, not every teachers personal observation about how we should be redistributing wealth to the oppressed masses.
    Good for arizona. I hope they succeed with all of their plans. I personally wish they would pass similar laws(especially this one) in my state

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