Arizona Restricts Ethnic Studies Progams
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, fresh off her signing of the harshest immigration law in the country, has signed a bill that restricts the teaching of ethnic studies.
The law prohibits the teaching of any classes that promote “the overthrow of the United States government,” “resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”
Neither the governor nor the bill’s supporters have identified examples where a Chicano studies class has advocated the “overthrow” of the federal government, and the bill’s opponents in the state have expressed outrage over what they see as a law that unfairly targets Hispanics.
So the law stops something that isn’t happening, but is another slap in the face of those who don’t happen to be white.Click here for reuse options!
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