Apparently for the Arizona legislature, one racist bill every few months is insufficient. They are working overtime on the obnoxious factor. HB 2211 was passed last month which would make it "illegal for a school district" to have any courses or classes that are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity"
The bill would ban classes that "promote resentment toward a race of class of people." How in the world are they going to determine that? Sometimes the facts cause resentment - so what? You remove the facts?
Don't ask who they are coming for- they are coming for you. Its the object of this legislature to make sure that only their version of history is believed and that there is no sense of shared history and solidarity outside the traditional White European view of history. Anything not their version (say the history of farmworkers in the United States) is not appropriate, despite its truth.
One of the Senators, Linda Lopez, did try to fight this. She was able to make it illegal for schools to refuse to teach about the Holocaust. Can you imagine, if that provision had not been added? She also tried to make the point that facts themselves may cause resentment and reaction (Lets not teach about Sept 11th, lets not teach Pearl Harbor she said to make her point) - because all of that may also cause resentment" Of course these are appropriate things to teach about to the Senators so that was left in.
The fact that teaching something different from what these people want taught is frightening. I fear what the next law this legislature is going to bring. Their agenda is crystal clear.