ethnic studies


Friday, September 16th, 2016

California Passes Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill

*It’s being called “the biggest piece of ethnic studies legislation passed in this country’s history.” VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a landmark bill Tuesday ordering the creation of a model ethnic studies course for state high schools, handing a major victory to educators who contend that school curricula

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Hundreds protest ‘racist’ Mexican-American studies textbook at Texas education hearing

*Maybe we should thank the Texas Board of Education for angering Texas Latinos. One of the organizers, Tony Diaz, says there hasn’t been this kind of community energy since the 1960’s. VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The Textbook That Calls Mexicans Lazy

*We have to keep this issue alive and relevant. Share this, talk about it. VL By J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic (8minute read) For years teachers and activists in Texas had tried to get Mexican American studies on...

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

9th Circuit Court Hears Case On Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Ban

*Here’s the score: in 2010 the State of Arizona banned ethnic studies. In 2013 a Federal Court struck down one provision of that law. Tuscon ISD schools continue to offer Mexican-American studies courses. This case is a challenge...

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

*This is important. The legal battle against the Arizona law used to prohibit Mexican-American studies in Tucson will come to a head on January 12, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco. VL By...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

On last day, Huppenthal targets ethnic-studies classes

*It wasn’t too long ago that Arizona public schools chief John Huppenthal cried during a news conference after it was revealed that he’d been posting racist and hateful comments online under an assumed name. And now , as...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Mexican-American Studies in Texas: One Vote, Two Takes

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco News of the Texas State Board of Education vote on the issue of Mexican-American studies spread quickly across social media yesterday. It’s been an uphill battle for several months and the proponents of...

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Are ethnic studies courses a good idea? One Arizona school district asks the public

By Nathan O’Neal, NBCLatino Tucson Unified School District is asking for the public’s input on its newly proposed curriculum for “culturally relevant” literature classes. The state forced the district to ban its ethnic studies courses after a judge...

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Ethnic Studies Threatened in Texas

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco On a typical day there aren’t many Latinos walking around in front of the Alamo in downtown San Antonio, TX. Aside from the Latino raspa vendors, it’s mostly tourists snapping pictures and basking...

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Exclusion of Ethnic Studies Robs Latino Children of Pride

By Stephen A. Nuño, NBCLatino Conservative leaders seem intent on ensuring that Latinos grow up without a sense of pride in their identity. The historical roots of our relationship with the majority in this country is indeed marked...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

TX Legislators Would Cut Ethnic Studies in College Requirements

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Students at public universities in Texas may no longer be able to take courses focusing on racial, ethnic or gender history to fulfill their core requirements for an undergraduate degree under new proposed legislation....

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Tucson Latino Students Win 40 Year Court Battle

PRESS RELEASE Court Orders Tucson School District To Reinstate Culturally Relevant Curriculum That Reflects The History, Culture and Experiences of Mexican Americans TUCSON, AZ – Yesterday Judge David C. Bury ruled in favor of Latino plaintiffs in the...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Fight For Mexican American Studies About The Future, Our Children

By Matt Mendez, I am waiting for Marjorie Ann — my wife, Marlo, is seven months pregnant with her. Our soon-to-arrive daughter is named after her grandmother, my wife’s mother who died just before the start...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The Case For Arizona’s White Appreciation Day

Arizona State Representative Cecil Ash proposed that Arizona create a White Appreciation Day when whites are no longer the majority in the state. Many are in awe that Ash only asked for one day; he has since...

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