why has it got to be white washing? what about the brown population growing. oops forgot they are white too.
There is a community of Arizonans who live in constant anxiety. They worry that their neighbors want to persecute them. They feel surrounded by hostile strangers. They believe that public opinion and public institutions have been mobilized to undermine their place in society.
These anxious, beleaguered Arizonans aren’t undocumented Mexican immigrants. They are the white politicians who enacted the anti-immigrant “attrition” law now under review by the Supreme Court. And with less fanfare — but no less audacity — they’ve now banned from Arizona public schools all courses “designed primarily for pupils of one ethnic group” that “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals” or that promote “resentment toward a race or class of people.”
The target of this remarkable ban was a Mexican-American studies program in the Tucson school district, which featured such books as
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