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A federal judge said racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program.
The Tucson program began in 1998 and focused on Mexican-American history, literature and art in an effort to keep Mexican-American students in school and engaged. “I believe it is a fundamental American ideal that we are all individuals, entitled to be judged by our knowledge and character, and not by what race we happen to have been born into,” Horne said in a statement.
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Yet others, like Veronica Torres, who works for Carrefour de ressources en interculturel (CRIC) to support immigrants and refugees, think that violence is counterproductive. He points out that history is replete with examples of violence being used to put down hate and fascism.
If any good can be wrung from the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Trump's dismal response, perhaps they can serve as a much-needed reminder that the problem of racism might not be quite as solved as some Americans would like to believe.
Four years ago, in Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court changed how the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) could be enforced.
It will take decades of aggressive social-democratic policy to roll back American inequality, and finally cut black Americans in on a fair share of income and wealth.
If there's one thing that unites liberal Americans at this fraught moment, it's disgust at the racism rooted in the South. A new breed of white leaders, many of them from wealthy Southern suburbs, have brought back explicit white supremacy — if not actual neo-Nazism — to American politics.
». “I strongly disagree with President Trump’s reaction to the events that took place in Charlottesville over the past several days.”
». “Blaming ‘both sides’ for #Charlottesville?! No. Back to relativism when dealing with KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists? Just no.” ». “President must not allow Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists or Klansman any refuge in his statements.”