“It’s just like the old South.”

12 05 2010

From the Huffington Post:

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district’s ethnic studies program on Tuesday, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.

State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the measure for years, said a Tucson school district program promotes “ethnic chauvinism” and racial resentment toward whites while segregating students by race.

“It’s just like the old South, and it’s long past time that we prohibited it,” Horne said.

So if a white kid tried to take a Chicano Studies class, they’d be lynched? Apparently the head of Arizona’s public school system knows nothing about history, and his assumption that non-ethnic students have no interest or need to take ethnic studies classes is downright insulting to people of all races.

I sure hope the people leading the Boycott Arizona campaign don’t forget this law in their list of demands.




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