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Judge Rules Arizona Anti-Mexican Studies Ban Unconstitutional


U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled that a 2010 Arizona law banning the teaching of Mexican-American studies in schools in unconstitutional. The reason? Because it is clearly racially motivated. I mean…why else would you prohibit teaching people, many of whom are of Mexican descent, about the history of Mexican-Americans. Tashima said in his decision that the law,

“Was enacted and enforced, not for a legitimate educational purpose, but for an invidious discriminatory racial purpose, and a politically partisan purpose … (the law) cannot be enforced.”

Of course, the racists in the Arizona legislature, attorney general’s office,  and government, are going to appeal. I can see this going all the way to the Supreme Court. Even though to a rational person this is a clear cut case of bigotry, in the age of Trump I can see them ruling in favor of the law. After all, the only history that matters is that of rich White people, right?

But for now kids in Arizona will be able to learn about the rich history of the Mexican-American people and their struggles and triumphs in the United States. Seriously, what the hell is Arizona’s problem? Joe Arpaio, the radical immigration laws, and this ban? Get with it, AZ.

 

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