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Arizona legislation will outlaw MEChA and Mexican-American Studies

What is crazy below is that no "irony" is found in the folks pushing this measure - American Values (what is that?) and even more "no race based" presence in schools...except "European Civ" (which is never put forth as "white race based" trajectory) - by any logic that should be outlawed as well ;-]!

p.s. They are going to start confiscating books!
[Now that is an American Value!]

Arizona legislation will outlaw MEChA and
Mexican-American Studies

The Appropriations Committee of the Arizona House of Representatives has approved provisions to a "Homeland Security" measure that would essentially destroy the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and Mexican-American study programs in the state's public schools, colleges and universities.

The anti-Mexican provisions to SB1108 were approved
yesterday and the bill is now scheduled for a vote by the full House.

The provisions would withhold funding to schools whose courses "denigrate American values and the teachings of European based civilization."

One section of SB1108 would bar public schools,
community colleges and universities from allowing
organizations to operate on campus if it is "based in whole or in part on race-based criteria," a provision Rep. Russell Pearce said is aimed at MEChA.

Pearce is a Republican and the Chairman of the
Appropriations Committee out of Mesa, Arizona.

According to Chairman Pearce, SB1108 would also bar
teaching practices that "overtly encourage dissent
from American values" such as Raza Studies at the
Tucson Unified School District.

In addition, SB1108 mandates the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to confiscate books and teaching materials that are deemed anti-American.

Chairman Pearce said some of the teaching materials
amount to "sedition" by suggesting that the current
border between the United States and Mexico disappear with La Raza taking over the American Southwest.

One book that would be confiscated mentioned by Pearce is "Occupied America - A History of Chicanos" by Professor Rodolfo Acuña.