Arizona’s anti-immigrant plan is harsh, that’s a sure thing, but banning books?
One of their school districts has recently eliminated a popular Mexican American Studies program, under the accusation that it is un-American and age innapropriate, even though the program increased the rate of Mexican-origin kids to 93% when nationally the rate is around 50%.
Even though this program has helped so much, lawmakers still plan to remove it. Though they apparently have every right to do so, removing books that teach Mexican American children about their heritage is probably much like removing parts of themselves, not the books. They are being forced to lose their pasts and there’s nothing that these children can do about it. Now, is this fair? No. But lawmakers don’t seem to care, because these books are now banned from Tucson schools.