April 30, 2010

Awesome! Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

FOXNews.com - Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs:

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. 

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...

Wow! I heartily approve.

Of course there will be a torrent of abuse and lefty protests and cries of "racism." But probably the important thing here is that the Left will be forced to defend "ethnic studies." The ground of debate is being shifted. The race-mongers never want to defend their positions in debate. they rely on the presumption that anything they support is somehow good for minorities, and and anyone who disagrees is "racist."

Posted by John Weidner at April 30, 2010 9:49 AM
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