Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ban on Ethnic Studies in Arizona and Some of the Books That Are Banned (And How to Buy Them)

In May 2010, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law a ban on "ethnic studies" throughout the state of Arizona.

The law prohibits the teaching of any classes that promote “the overthrow of the United States government,” “resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”

For more information on the law, click here.

James E. García, Linda Váldez and Donald H. Smith, writing for the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP), expressed their viewpoints on the controversial law. Read them here.

Matt Barbot of Remezcla highlights that the law has led to book bannings, including some surprising choices of books that are banned. He lists some of them (and how to buy them) on his blog, which you could read here.

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