You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books. Arizona: That rumor I mentioned in my last YCRT! column?  The one about the racists going after ethnic studies at the universities, now that they’ve “fixed” the high schools?  Looks like there’s some truth behind it. Here’s another disturbingly Orwellian […]

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Fahrenheit 451 in Tucson, Continued

Two days ago I wrote about the cancellation of Mexican American and Native American Studies classes in Tucson high schools, and the large-scale book banning that followed. Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) officials confiscated books and other materials used in the cancelled classes, boxed them, and shipped them to a storage facility.  Local, national, and […]

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Arizona Temperature Soars to Fahrenheit 451

In May 2010 Arizona banned the teaching of ethnic studies in the state’s public school classrooms, specifically targeting Mexican-American and Native American studies. The new law forbid elementary and secondary schools to conduct classes “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or that advocated “the overthrow of the United States government” and “resentment […]

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