Hot! Arizona Law Banning Ethnic Studies Courses Upheld


A Judge in Arizona has upheld a law the prohibited Tuscon schools from teaching classes on certain race-related studies (think “Mexican American Studies”). U.S. Circuit Court Judge Wallace Tashima deemed most of the law, which was passed to prevent discrimination, constitutional on Friday. The author of the law, Arizona Atty. Gen. Tom Horne, said the ethnic studies courses promoted resentment against a race or class of people and advocated ethnic solidarity.

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Those who defended the ethnic studies programs said that allowing such courses to be taught is inspiring to Latinos and ensures certain parts of history aren’t neglected. Judge Tashima said parts of the law and the public debate surrounding it “may be viewed to spark suspicion that the Latino population has been improperly targeted,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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