Arizona Committing Cultural Genocide?

arizona-lock-and-chainLong before mainstream news media decided to take notice of this event, Mother Jones reported on the decision of an Arizona school district to eradicate all ethnic studies programs.

Mother Jones: “Hispanic students fill nearly half the seats in Arizona’s public school classrooms, but a new law signed by Governor Jan Brewermakes it illegal for these students to learn about their heritage in school.”  Governor Brewer, it may be recalled, made unfounded claims last year about the physical dangers, such as “beheadings,” to Arizona citizens by Mexican immigrants.

In addition to slashing ethnic studies, the Tuscon Unified School District is also banning a selection of books. According the NY Daily News, the banned books comprise “a lengthy list that removes every textbook dealing with Mexican-American history — and even Shakespeare.”

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