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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 to that ruling. VL By Kate Sheehy, Fronteras On Monday, Arizona’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies went before the

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, Librotraficante.com 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...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Tucson Book Ban Is Just More Anti-Latino Rhetoric

By Richard G. Santos The State of Arizona has been foremost in anti-Mexican American legislation, ordinances and rhetoric in recent years. National boycotts and the U.S. Department of Justice and even the U.S. Supreme Court have failed...

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Censorship In Arizona: Who’s Afraid Of An Educated Latino?

By Nicole Cipri In December, Arizona lawmakers passed the controversial bill known as HB2281, which banned ethnic studies in the Tuscon Unified School District. Last week, while students watched in stunned silence, teachers were forced to box up the...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Texas Group Aims To “Smuggle” Latino Literature Back Into AZ

The video shows a man hanging out in front of the trunk of a car filled with books you may recognize, books about Latinos, books written by Latinos. He says his name is Tony and he has...

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