When did Arizona completely lose it's ever-loving mind?
We haven't discussed the controversial immigration bill yet, but I'm sure everyone is well aware that recently, Arizona passed a law requiring state police to stop any person who looks illegal and require them to show proof that they are U.S. Citizens. We've seen some supporters of this law contend that it's about illegals, and those hispanics shouldn't have anything to hide if they're not illegals, and out of the other side of their mouths insist it's not about race. You and I have fewer civil liberties in Arizona, regardless of intent, and I recommend you avoid the state. Give your tourism dollars to Nevada or Texas instead - they're more fun anyway.
Well, if you had any doubt that *something* big in Arizona is going on in regards to race - they've gone and done it.
They have passed a law making it illegal to teach "ethnic studies."
From Fox News: "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."
How do they define "ethnic"? They've so graciously allowed Holocaust studies (Irony?) and Native American teachings. Does that BAN African American History month? Does it BAN me from holding a Polish cooking class (you should really taste my Pieroge). Is it really illegal to study "ethnic"?
This is America! America is about 100 different ethniticities! How do you just "BAN" that? What the Hell, Arizona?
When did Arizona get taken over by white supremacists? I know that's strong language, but honestly - what other conclusion should we come to? We know, and they have to know, that all of this crap is going to get overturned the second someone challenges it in the court system. Why pass it other than to say (without really saying) we don't want you here if you aren't like us?
UPDATE: They've also banned teachers with accents from teaching English. Draw your own conclusions. I will not apply, I have a southern accent.