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Weekly Round-up: Arizona & the Ban on Ethnic Studies

In activism, Education, Ethnic Studies, race, Weekly Round-Up on April 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

The Arizona Unified School District is axing its Mexican-American studies program, thanks to the support of (and made possible by) AZ Governor Jan Brewer. The AUSD is blaming financial shortfall, but that seems to be quite the lie. The entire debacle is bad news bears, to put it mildly. So, here are a few links on the situation in the Southwest.

From Racialicious:
http://www.racialicious.com/2012/04/11/tucson-school-update-board-fires-award-winning-mexican-american-studies-director/#more-21764

From Huffignton Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/11/anger-reignited-over-ariz_0_n_1418876.html

From the Crunk Feminist Collective:
http://crunkfeministcollective.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/white-womens-rage-5-thoughts-on-why-jan-brewer-should-keep-her-fingers-to-herself/

From The Daily Show:
The Daily Show

To stay up-to-date on what’s going on in Arizona:
http://saveethnicstudies.org/

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