mexican american studies


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 Latino (3 minute read) Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Austin, Texas, to protest what they say is a

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...

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Mexican-American Studies Summit Takes on ‘Racist’ Textbook

*It was only text submitted for approval for Texas Mexican-American studies, written by a one-time leader of the Texas conservative education movement.  Mexican-American leaders in Texas call it a racist book. VL By Patrick Michaels, Texas Observer (3...

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...

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....

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