Monday, May 19, 2008


After finding a cartoon that yours truly drew for California State University Long Beach's Daily 49er, BBC Mundo reporter Jose Baig contacted me to give my humble two cents on a current legisltation that would ban Chicano/Latino, Asian American and African American Studies from Arizona schools. According to the bill, these classes promote anti-American values. What are some of those values? According to an article found at East Valley Tribune's Web site, some of those values include democracy, capitalism and pluralism. This law is specifically going after groups that are race-based. Groups such as MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan or Chicano Student Movement from Aztlan), Black Student Associations and any other group that supports anti-American values. Now, I've taken some of the Chicano courses at CSULB, and never have I been thought to hate this country. Nonetheless, I been informed of some of the things this country has done to various minorities (Stone Wall riots, Mexican repatriation in the 30s, not letting women vote!), but never have I been told to hate it. So if you can't read Spanish (the article is from BBC Mundo, the Telemundo of the BBC), that's the gist of the story!
BBC article

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