For Discussion: Is The “Interim Governor” Of Arizona Out Of Pocket For Banning Ethnic Studies??

- By Bossip Staff

This broad “Jan Brewer” isn’t even the REAL governor yet, but she’s causing controversy after controversy with her shady bills, decisions, and laws. Most recently, Arizona has signed a bill banning ethnic studies targeting Latino in the community:

A bill that aims to ban ethnic studies in Arizona schools was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer, cheering critics who called such classes divisive and alarming others who said it’s yet another law targeting Latinos in the state.

The move comes less than 20 days after Brewer signed a controversial immigration bill that has caused widespread protests against the state. The governor’s press office did not return requests for comment Tuesday evening. HB 2281 bans schools from teaching classes that are designed for students of a particular ethnic group, promote resentment or advocate ethnic solidarity over treating pupils as individuals. The bill also bans classes that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government.

The bill was written to target the Chicano, or Mexican American, studies program in the Tucson school system, said state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Horne.

School districts that don’t comply with the new law could have as much as 10% of their state funds withheld each month. Districts have the right to appeal the mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 31.

Tucson Unified School District officials say the Chicano studies classes benefit students and promote critical thinking. “We don’t teach all those ugly things they think we’re teaching,” said Judy Burns, the president of the district’s governing board. She has no intention of ending the program, which offers courses from elementary school through high school in topics such as literature, history and social justice, with an emphasis on Latino authors and history. About 3% of the district’s 55,000 students are enrolled in such classes.

Horne has been trying to end the program for years, saying it divides students by race and promotes resentment. He singled out one history book used in some classes, “Occupied America: A History of Chicanos,” by Rodolfo Acuna, a professor and founder of the Chicano studies program at Cal State Northridge.

“To begin with, the title of the book implies to the kids that they live in occupied America, or occupied Mexico,” Horne said last week in a telephone interview.

Also last week, Augustine Romero, director of student equity in the Tucson school district, said it now had become politically acceptable to attack Latinos in Arizona.

With that said, should it be okay for Latinos to be able to learn about their heritage in school or do you agree with the bill stating that these classes only segregate races and promote resentment?? Is this Jan Brewer (Ho Sit Down) character out of pocket for all her shady little bills???

Discuss…

Via LA Times

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  • Somali Ninga

    SMFH!!! Racist whites!!!

  • Nique (Life in the Fab Lane)

    BREWER FOR PRESIDENT!

    LOL!

  • drenk

    lets go back to the old text books where indians and pilgrims were good friends, and then they went happily to those barren desert reservations

    and africans “came here” to “work” for some time, then they were freed and racial equality was achieved

    and we actually won the vietnam war defending “freedom” and “democracy”

  • http://BOSSIP nagan

    The same tacticts are used on African Americans Or did you think we didn’t learn about African history in school because there was so much more to learn about. I say if AA’s history was taken for the same reasons then it should be the same for everyone.

  • don't worry about my name

    everybody know this shyt is racist its a damn shame how brown people get treated in this country. We are the ones who built this mutha…. so why do we have to deal with this type of non sense?

  • TALLEY_B

    Arizona and the congressional leaders are way out of control…someway or another, the feds are going to have to step in…while yall trying to bring the 80’s back, Ariona is trying to bring the 60’s back….smh….

  • getting down

    The issues/problems that are currently in America were here when Bush – Clinton- Bush (father) – Regan – Carter – Nixon, and so on were President’s of the U.S. But….

    ….All of a sudden now that President Obama is in office some of the states want to take matters into their own hands. They don’t want to wait on the Federal Government to handle the problem so in a sense, they want to take control from the govt…..The tea parties are bigger and more vocal than ever…. People want to demonstrate in public while carrying guns and all this other nonsense BECAUSE WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT!

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @drenk

    Cosign.

    It looks like AZ wants to promote a revisionist history that states that equality, justice, and fairness have always been the order of the day.

  • getting down

    What gets me is when ILLEGAL ALIENS have babies in this country their kids are America citizens. That law was written many years ago and it needs TO BE REVISED.

    If you are an ILLEGAL ALIEN (illegal means you committed a CRIME) then your kids should be an ILLEGAL ALIEN TOO!

  • Thamissez420

    This is just ridiculous! I thought this was the land of the free? I hate that i have to go to az tomorrow for a freaking wedding that state does not deserve my $!

  • Thickykins, LOL!

    Can we just get a more comprehensive history?? History of today is so skewed and inconsistent that groups have to be taught their history in a separate avenue. where else will they learn it??

    I agree with @Getting Down, since President Obama we have had a pandemic of racist antics by those who are supposed to be in charge. They didn’t have to come out because they thought they were in control and could hide, now they’re scared!

  • TALLEY_B

    @getting down
    if we want to be real about the situation, then WE ALL our illegal aliens…last time I checked, only folks that are native citizens are the Native American Indians…so you can stop with all that nonsense you’re talking…you can’t claim what isn’t yours to begin with…

  • getting down

    When I travel overseas I have noticed they do not acommodate Americans and translate street signs; menus; store products so that it is easily read.

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  • getting down

    But everything is translated in America for foreigners to be able to read and Americans are footing the bill.

  • Somali Ninga

    TALLEY_B
    5/13/10, 11:31:am

    @getting down
    if we want to be real about the situation, then WE ALL our illegal aliens…last time I checked, only folks that are native citizens are the Native American Indians…so you can stop with all that nonsense you’re talking…you can’t claim what isn’t yours to begin with…
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  • reallywhy?

    @getting down,
    are u seriously questioning the citizenship law of the United States of America? There is no way ur that big of an idiot! thats what makes us.. us! The African Am, Jews, Italians, Irish Etc all went thru something smlr… but with it being 2010 you’d think people like u would stop the bs accept the reality and make things a lot easier for all of us to be UNITED!

  • DeAndra

    @ TALLEY_B

    So where did those “Native Americans” come from? Did they just pop out of the ground or something? Did they magically appear like leprechauns? If not, then they’re immigrants just like we are and need to step the hell back before they claim some magical divine right to this land. Everybody gets somewhere by some mode of travel and we’re all immigrants to some degree. Welcome to the new world, folks. We’re all from somewhere, and it doesn’t mean *#&%. Get over it.

  • getting down

    @ reallywhy

    J.a.c.k.a.s.s.es like you wouldn’t know a snake if it bit you. WTF are you taking about?????

    I’m talking about ILLEGAL ALIENS who committed a crime entering this country by not following the laws that are on the books.

    I’m not talking about all of other races you mentioned, so stop with the bull! dumba.s.s.

  • Freeze

    Ok so they don’t want books that promote the overthrow of the goverment that means you have to remove all that talk about the Civil War.

  • getting down

    Sounds to me like AZ is trying to get rid of all the history that shows how no good crackers are! LMAO

  • NURSEJ

    HOLD ON D CITIZENS OF ARIZONA DIDNT ACTUALLY ELECT DIS BROAD AND SHE CAUSING ALL DIS PROBLEMS. WELL, I GUESS DATS ONE WAY 2 HANDLE IT, SO WHA U WANNA D PPL DIDNT VOTE U N ANYWAY. I AGREE ILLEGAL ALIENS HERE FROM ALL COUNTRIES SHOULD B HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND D IDEA DAT OTHERS OF DERE NATIONALITIES R UPSET ABOUT IT IS LAUGHABLE 2 ME. BUT 2 IGNORE TRUE HISTORY IS JUS ANOTHER WAY WHITE FOLKS N AMERICA LIKE 2 DEAL WITH ISSUES OF 2DAY CAUSED BY YESTERYEAR…BY PRETENDING IT DIDNT HAPPEN.

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