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  •  I appreciate your concern, (2+ / 0-)
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    Nulwee, buddabelly

    if not your anxiety. Yes, it is a rotten thing that elected officials of the State of Arizona targeted and then shut down TUSD's Mexican-American Studies program, but the situation is not as dire as you suppose. It is not really comparable with the Bradbury novel or historical accounts of book burnings in the Third Reich. I think the Chicken Little tone is a bit much. Also, you've made a couple of assertions that you might want to double-check: 1) Of the four components of TUSD's Ethnic Sudies department,only MAS was eliminated. Native-American Studies was not included in the ban. 2) The rumor of students being made to do janitorial duty may not be true. There is no mention of it in the local media and the Guardian piece you link to contains no citation.  
    I support the  Mexican-American Studies program and will advocate for its return.

    •  I think both concern and anxiety... (16+ / 0-)

      are warranted.  Horne, Huppenthal, and all the other barely sentient beings riding in the clown car that is Arizona politics, are entirely too comfortable on the slippery slope.  They will take these successes and build on them, using every dirty trick in the book.  They will do so without hesitation, regret, or anything resembling conscience.

      It is, at it's core, what separates our two ideologies.  Most liberals believe that the world is filled the mostly good, decent people, trying to do the best they can, and who, if given a choice will do the right thing.  Conservatives believe that most people are lazy, selfish, and need to be forced into doing what is right (with them doing the forcing, and deciding what is right, of course).  Maybe they base this on some perverse interpretation of Original Sin, or perhaps more likely, their own moral bankruptcy.  I don't know, and I'm not sure I want to.  It's a darkness I hesitate to peer into.

      Somewhere along the way, they turned from simple conservatives, into the League of Super-Villans.  I expect costumes and henchmen any day now.

      When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers. -- African Proverb

      by LouisWu on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:22:07 PM PST

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    •  How much arsenic would you like in your tea? (3+ / 0-)
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      Azazello, Matt Z, burlydee

      We kidnap. We torture. It's our policy. Embrace it or end it!

      by Mosquito Pilot on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 03:54:38 AM PST

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