Ethnic Studies Outlawed in AZ

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    Arizona Governor bans ethnic studies program

    Brewer approved a bill late Tuesday, promoted by the state's schools boss, Tom Horne, who has said that the program run by the Tucson school district promotes a "destructive ethnic chauvinism."

    Tucson school officials have insisted the program only aims to provide students with courses about the role of minorities in historical events such as the Vietnam war or literature courses featuring Latino authors.

    The bill signed by Brewer on Tuesday prohibits any classes which promote the overthrow of the United States government, promote resentment toward a race or class of people, or are tailored for pupils from a particular racial group.


    Interesting.

    Of course, if minority studies are allowed, then so are WHITE studies, right?

    The left wants to have it both ways: ethnocentric is fine for blacks and Hispanics, but bad when whites do it. This bill at least denies them that.
     
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    Whites are denied 'white studies'? I didn't know until now. I always thought school was race/ethnicity neutral. Just because we studied presidents, industrialists, explorers, inventors, authors and such and they were all white, that's just the way it was. I remember some black guy invented the cotton gin, or maybe sloe gin, I really don't recall, but we did learn about that black guy.
    It's not as if non whites actually did anything (well other than felonies), right?
     
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    If you seriously thought public schools are "race/ethnicity neutral", that's only because your head is demonstrably up your sphincter. And the fact that you didn't actually LEARN anything in school doesn't mean it wasn't taught. It just means . . . well, refer back to the whole "head/sphincter" paradigm.
     
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    lol, you take your ideology and yourself way to seriously. I suggest you try a little sloe gin and soda and read my post again. Or not, and enjoy your self righteous arrogance.
    Of course I believe ethnic studies serve a purpose, and this new movement creates more hate and fear, but that's the intent, isn't it?
     
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    Sounds like they are trying to eliminate "hate and fear".

    FOXNews.com - Arizona Legislature Passes Bill to Curb 'Chauvanism' in Ethnic Studies Programs
     
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    hmmm...

    so you can't teach what we did to the american indians because it could bring resentment against the US white folk?

    you can't teach about slavery cuz that could bring resentment against the US white folk??

    i guess i have not had enough coffee.....

    seems like pansy ass censoring to me....
     
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    Native American studies are still permitted and I'm fairly certain the slavery issue is covered in U.S. History. Just a hunch. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    couldn't those 2 subjects fall in to this ''being sensitive stuff''...this ''promote resentment of a particular race'' in the clip of the article you posted? Teaching truth about slavery could bring resentment towards whites....teaching truth on our treatment of American indians, could promote resentment towards whites....

    or is it all fluff being taught in school on those subjects?

    Let me start again....

    What is it that they are concerned with, regarding...''promotes resentment of a particular race'' not being permitted to be taught....? example pretty please and i promise to chug some coffee right now, as well....
     
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    U.S. History is the study of an ethnic group - Americans.

    That now seems to be illegal in Arizona.
     
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    What about teaching that women once weren't allowed to vote...doesn't that also promote hatred against both a race and a gender?
     

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