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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #90 on: May 12, 2010, 09:05:31 am »
Would you have made the same argument 160 years ago when the Fugitive Slave Act was passed?

Just sayin'...

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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #91 on: May 12, 2010, 11:10:25 am »
Oh, OK, I see.  Now support for the Boston Tea Party and its opposition to taxation Without representation, and perhaps more broadly support for the American Revolution, is racist?  Sheesh. This really is nuts.
No, it's an example of how race permeates the fabric of our country.  To you it's "besides the point" but it isn't a side issue to people getting lynched.

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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #92 on: May 12, 2010, 11:14:02 am »
Oh, OK, I see.  Now support for the Boston Tea Party and its opposition to taxation Without representation, and perhaps more broadly support for the American Revolution, is racist?  Sheesh. This really is nuts.


Only if you think telling the truth about how they did what they did is racist.  What if Tea Baggers Tea Party Protesters dressed in Black Masks like this guyand raided local IRS offices?  What would that be called?

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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #93 on: May 12, 2010, 12:10:42 pm »
Oh, OK, I see.  Now support for the Boston Tea Party and its opposition to taxation Without representation, and perhaps more broadly support for the American Revolution, is racist?  Sheesh. This really is nuts.


Only if you think telling the truth about how they did what they did is racist.  What if Tea Baggers Tea Party Protesters dressed in Black Masks like this guyand raided local IRS offices?  What would that be called?


He should be tried as if he was black, since he wanted to pretend to be one to rob a bank. Would love to see how that goes.
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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #94 on: May 12, 2010, 12:55:16 pm »
So that's what this is really all about?

Those who opposed MLK day were comprised of three groups: (1) racists/bigots; (2) those who objected to some of his extreme Leftist (some would say "anti-American") pronouncements later in his life before he was murdered; and (3) those who felt national holidays should be reserved for elected officials such as Presidents.

Fine, enjoy your new Civil War. Really, that's what folk on the Left have been itching for, for a long long time now. To tear our country apart.  :P

Please give specific examples of MLK's extreme Leftist/anti-American statements...  Are you referring to his speeches given during the garbage worker's strike? His comments regarding American involvement in Vietnam?  Exact quotes, please..

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Arizona gov. signs bill targeting ethnic studies
« Reply #95 on: May 12, 2010, 01:58:58 pm »
Arizona gov. signs bill targeting ethnic studies

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Writer Wed May 12, 6:23 am ET

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

State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.

Public schools should not be encouraging students to resent a particular race, he said.

"It's just like the old South, and it's long past time that we prohibited it," Horne said.

Brewer's signature on the bill Tuesday comes less than a month after she signed the nation's toughest crackdown on illegal immigration a move that ignited international backlash amid charges the measure would encourage racial profiling of Hispanics. The governor has said profiling will not be tolerated.

The measure signed Tuesday prohibits classes that advocate ethnic solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or that promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group.

The Tucson Unified School District program offers specialized courses in African-American, Mexican-American and Native-American studies that focus on history and literature and include information about the influence of a particular ethnic group.

For example, in the Mexican-American Studies program, an American history course explores the role of Hispanics in the Vietnam War, and a literature course emphasizes Latino authors.

Horne, a Republican running for attorney general, said the program promotes "ethnic chauvinism" and racial resentment toward whites while segregating students by race. He's been trying to restrict it ever since he learned that Hispanic civil rights activist Dolores Huerta told students in 2006 that "Republicans hate Latinos."

District officials said the program doesn't promote resentment, and they believe it would comply with the new law.

The measure doesn't prohibit classes that teach about the history of a particular ethnic group, as long as the course is open to all students and doesn't promote ethnic solidarity or resentment.

About 1,500 students at six high schools are enrolled in the Tucson district's program. Elementary and middle school students also are exposed to the ethnic studies curriculum. The district is 56 percent Hispanic, with nearly 31,000 Latino students.

Sean Arce, director of the district's Mexican-American Studies program, said last month that students perform better in school if they see in the curriculum people who look like them.

"It's a highly engaging program that we have, and it's unfortunate that the state Legislature would go so far as to censor these classes," he said.

Six UN human rights experts released a statement earlier Tuesday saying all people have the right to learn about their own cultural and linguistic heritage, they said.

Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman didn't directly address the UN criticism, but said Brewer supports the bill's goal.

"The governor believes ... public school students should be taught to treat and value each other as individuals and not be taught to resent or hate other races or classes of people," Senseman said.

Arce could not immediately be reached after Brewer signed the bill late Tuesday.

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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #96 on: May 12, 2010, 02:10:04 pm »
Basically a whitewashing of the History of the United States.

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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #97 on: May 12, 2010, 03:18:07 pm »
Hold up why cant these "public schools" just teach  ::) our kids everything when it comes to this county's history. ALL OF IT. The good, the neutral, the bad and the just plain ugly. No wonder a number of kids are so behind from other countries.
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Re: Arizona gov. signs bill targeting ethnic studies
« Reply #98 on: May 12, 2010, 03:54:20 pm »
The measure doesn't prohibit classes that teach about the history of a particular ethnic group, as long as the course is open to all students and doesn't promote ethnic solidarity or resentment.

Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman didn't directly address the UN criticism, but said Brewer supports the bill's goal.

"The governor believes ... public school students should be taught to treat and value each other as individuals and not be taught to resent or hate other races or classes of people," Senseman said.

Call me crazy but with this I just can't disagree.
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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #99 on: May 12, 2010, 04:05:49 pm »
Pro-Mexican-American does not equal anti-white.
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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #100 on: May 12, 2010, 05:01:14 pm »
"ethnic solidarity or resentment"?  There's a vague description that could be abused. 

Does St. Patrick's Day celebrate ethnic solidarity?  Who decides? 

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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2010, 08:51:41 pm »
Look out, Texas, it seems Arizona is coming for the Race to The Bottom title!

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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2010, 11:01:54 pm »
"ethnic solidarity or resentment"?  There's a vague description that could be abused. 

Does St. Patrick's Day celebrate ethnic solidarity?  Who decides? 


Reginald, ohhh c'mon. St. Patrick's day.  Last time I checked, that holiday wasn't focused on ethnic divisiveness.

But, hey, that gives me an idea. Give all the students from those cancelled segregated programs shamrocks and green derbies, and reward the best performers with a pint o' Guinness.  After all, on St. Patrick's day, everyone's Irish!


                                 ... Or maybe even a Corona.
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Re: Arizona no like Latinos
« Reply #103 on: May 12, 2010, 11:35:36 pm »
Exactly, St. Patrick's Day, an attempt to undermine the our cultural fabric by focusing on their tribal heritage instead of taking their place as proud Americans. And they want to all turn into Irishmen by encouraging us all to wear green, drink beer and eat corned beef. 


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« Reply #104 on: May 13, 2010, 07:02:51 am »
Exactly, St. Patrick's Day, an attempt to undermine the our cultural fabric by focusing on their tribal heritage instead of taking their place as proud Americans. And they want to all turn into Irishmen by encouraging us all to wear green, drink beer and eat corned beef. 

Hahahahaha! ;D