mexican american studies


Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Mexican-American studies are path to success

*Diaz says Mexican-American studies is not just for Mexican-Americans. Any student wanting to understand U.S. culture should take the courses. The study will expand their understanding of our society. VL Tony Diaz, Houston Chronicle Most students have a tough time with the PhD question, but also won’t name more than two Latino writers. And typically,

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...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Every Week Is Banned Books Week For Chicanos

*Tony Diaz: “Once you read a banned book, they can never take it away from you.” By Tony Diaz, NewsTaco Every week is banned books week for Chicanos. In Arizona, two Chicana high school students, Maya Arce...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

UT-Austin Creates Major In Mexican American and Latino Studies

*This is good, this is very good. VL By Raul Reyes, NBC News Almost four out of ten Texas residents is Latino, and Hispanics are an integral part of the region’s demographic, cultural and political heritage. Yet...

Monday, May 19th, 2014

When This Teacher’s Ethnic Studies Classes Were Banned, His Students Took the District to Court–and Won

*Three words: Así se hace. VL By Jing Fong, Yes Magazine The Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Tucson, Ariz., began in 1998 as a few courses and grew to 43 classes serving 1,500 students in six...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Why Mexican-American Studies Is ‘Going To Spread Like Wildfire’ In Texas

*Texas now has the “green light” to adopt Mexican-American studies texts. It could have the effect of opening the flood gates to classes across the state. VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices Texas took a step...

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...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

More Texas Educators Throw Support Behind Mexican-American Studies

*The fight for Mexican-American studies in Texas intensifies. The state Board of Education is set for a vote on the matter on April 9. Republican members of the board are opposed, saying Latino studies should be part...

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Texas State Board of Education Plans Mexican-American History Course

By Patrick Michels, The Texas Observer Last fall, hundreds of protesters gathered at the University of Texas at Austin after a student group announced it would stage a game of “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” around campus. The local Young...

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Latino Activists Want Texas Schools To Address ‘Institutionalized Racism’

By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices Latino activists in Texas are demanding a public school curriculum that reflects the student body, calling on the State Board of Education to offer high schoolers courses in Mexican-American Studies....

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Identity Crisis of Mexican Americans

By Rodolfo Acuña, Counterpunch The debate as to what to name Chicana/o Studies will have future repercussions. The proposals are not new; they are not innovative; and they are symptomatic of the historical struggle of Mexican origin...

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Mexican American Studies Books Un-Banned In Arizona

By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices The Tucson Unified School district voted Tuesday night to un-ban seven books from classrooms, two years after suspending a progressive Mexican American Studies curriculum made illegal by the Arizona legislature in...

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Mexicans Ain’t White: The Gus Garcia Story

By Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante Spoiler alert: The life of Civil Rights lawyer Gus Garcia doesn’t have a happy ending, but the true story of our people lies between the echo of the gavel at the Supreme...

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