Friday, June 19, 2009

Nativists in AZ legislature make their stand

The latest trick is to punish public schools for offering ethnic studies courses. Basically, the legislature and Governor are telling a huge subset of their population that their narratives don't count - only the standard narrative about the "shining beacon on the hill" that we're all force fed from the moment we enter the school system. Although there is much to get out of the article, this bit sums it up quite nicely with regard to the apparent outrage that the white supremacist legislators and their supporters seem to be spewing at every available opportunity:
As University of Arizona first-year student Pricila Rodriguez, a Raza Studies alum from Tucson High, also reminds us, “People that insist that taxpayer money should not be used for ethnic studies forget that we are taxpayers, too.”
Actually, that would be a wise thing to not forget.

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