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New Arizona law stops ethinic studies courses.


Arizona is getting better everyday.

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature.

The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”

I’ve had an issue with any ethnic studies, women’s studies or whatever they want to call it studies for a while now. Why not just study history? It’s a novel concept. What you get now is a student body that thinks the civil war was fought solely about slavery. And you get student that don’t know that Lincoln freed (not really it took an amendment to do that legally) the slaves in only the places that he couldn’t and not in the places he could. Slaves in large parts of Virginia, Louisiana, all of Tennessee, Missouri, Delaware, Kentucky and Maryland remained in bondage. When West Virginia was admitted back into the Union, it was admitted as a slave state! History will tell you these things, ethnic studies will not. Don’t believe me, read the damn documents.

I do have to agree with this statement.

Horne began fighting in 2007 against the Tucson Unified School District’s program, which he said defied Martin Luther King’s call to judge a person by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Horne claimed the ethnic studies program encourages “ethnic chauvanism,”

It does go against King’s vision. In a colorless and genderless society (what Liberals claim they want) there would be no need for a women’s or african or any special studies…there’d be only human history. You know, we are all humans right?

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  1. May 2, 2010 at 05:43

    Great post! Of course I say that because I agree with it 100%. šŸ˜‰

    I have always wondered why we need special “studies” on all things historical. Just, as you say, study history.

    One of the problems is that unprecedented ignorance of many of those spouting off about “history”. I believe, and I’ve been wrong before, that we have a society that is educated by “talking point” and “sound bite”. Once one of those two things has taken root in a brain it is almost impossible to pull them out.

    Well “rooted” foolishness tends to stay with people for a lifetime. Especially when that well-rooted hogwash enforces what they all ready believe and what they “want” to believe. Easy to bamboozled people like that. They are such willing “victims”.

    • May 3, 2010 at 08:47

      Thanks. Another thing that bothers me is, that if taken to its proper conclusion, there should be no end to amount to “studies” classes there should be. I mean shouldn’t every Native tribe have their own studies? Every African tribe? Etc…you see where I’m going…and it’s absurd.

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