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    Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    It's about time that America take the schools back from the progressives, unite our children, and teach them to be proud of America.

    Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs
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    After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Jan Brewer a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

    After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

    The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature.

    The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."

    The bill stipulates that courses can continue to be taught for Native American pupils in compliance with federal law and does not prohibit English as a second language classes. It also does not prohibit the teaching of the Holocaust or other cases of genocide.

    Schools that fail to abide by the law would have state funds withheld

    State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Horne called passage in the state House a victory for the principle that education should unite, not divide students of differing backgrounds.

    "Traditionally, the American public school system has brought together students from different backgrounds and taught them to be Americans and to treat each other as individuals, and not on the basis of their ethnic backgrounds," Horne said. "This is consistent with the fundamental American value that we are all individuals, not exemplars of whatever ethnic groups we were born into. Ethnic studies programs teach the opposite, and are designed to promote ethnic chauvinism."
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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Outstanding.

    I'm sure the Reconquista folks will be pissed but thats the point.
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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    It's about time that America take the schools back from the progressives, unite our children, and teach them to be proud of America.
    Learning about other cultures is a bad thing?

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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    I think it's essential to teach kids about overthrowing the government. It's their duty afterall should the government err too greatly against our rights and liberties.

    And what's wrong about learning about other places and peoples?
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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Learning about other cultures is a bad thing?
    You need to read the law again. That is not what it says.
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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think it's essential to teach kids about overthrowing the government. It's their duty afterall should the government err too greatly against our rights and liberties.

    And what's wrong about learning about other places and peoples?
    Are you intentionally misreading the law?


    The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."
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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    You need to read the law again. That is not what it says.
    Prohibits a school district or charter school from including in its program of instruction any courses or classes that:

    Promote the overthrow of the United States government.

    Promote resentment toward a race or class of people.

    Are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.

    Advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.
    OK, what is the bold part supposed to mean than?

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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    These ethnic studies programs have long been a way to breed resentment by ethnic groups, typically towards White people. They do, indeed, breed separatism in my opinion. Some of these ethnic studies professors are true radicals, and their classes are indoctrination centers for subversive ideas, foisted on impressionable young people.

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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Are you intentionally misreading the law?


    The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."
    I think most of that is BS. It's the cog law. Make everyone feel as if they're just a piece of the cog. We should teach defiance of the government, protest and revolt, and the proper causes and necessities for it. It's an important tool of the people. Instead, this law seems like it wants to bring up children to go with whatever they are told to do without question or resolve for individual thought.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Man, Arizona is just exposing its ignorance and bigotry more and more lately.

    It's backwards laws like this that contribute to people thinking all of the south is backwards. Arizona should vote those imbeciles out of office asap! November should be very interesting.
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