Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is going on in Arizona?

Those of you who follow the news probably already know what is going on in Arizona.
First the crazy laws to single out "illegal" immigrants, but let's say the truth, this is to single out Mexicans and Latnos, I'll doubt some Canadian will get stopped by the cops. (Are there Canadians in Arizona?) let's move on.

Now they banned ethnic studies from schools, because apparently this classes teach kids that they are oppressed and it singles them out and also that these classes seem to encourage the overthrow of the U.S. government.

First of all this classes do not encourage the "overthrow" of anything. What it teaches us of the oppression that has existed towards minorities through out this country for centuries. i.e. slavery, manifest destiny, Jim crow laws and you know the list goes on. Why is white America so afraid to look at themselves in the Mirror? How do you learn if you're not willing to acknowledge what has happened in history.

The reason ethnic studies exist in this country is because the American history written by people of color is not discussed in the classrooms.
People like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Malcom X, Cesar Chavez, amongst many more are not discussed thoroughly in the classrooms.

Kids of color are not exposed to some of these great individuals who changed America for the better.

Ethnic studies in schools allows young people to learn about their own history and give them a sense of identity. To see that in history there was someone like them from their same background who was able to make a difference by standing up and fighting for human rights!

Remember ethnic studies are not there just for people of color. White students are also able to attend this classes and are able to learn about diversity and this gives them a better perspective about themselves and the way they grew up.
This gives them the ability to become allies with people of color and work together for all of us to have the human right to live well and without being afraid to walk out of the door.

Thank you for reading!

The Start/El Comienzo.

I decided to start this blog because I'm a person that likes to talk about different things. The main one being music. However I'll be also talking about films and what is going on around us.

I'm originally from Chihuahua Mexico. I moved here at the age of 11 in 1994. I have lived in Utah most of my life now.

I graduated from the University of Utah I Majored in mass communication in 2008.

I think that's all you need to know now. Let's move on.

Decidi empezar este blog, porque me gusta hablar y discutir de diferentes cosas, una de ellas musica. tambiebn hablare de peliculas y lo que se esta viendo en el cine y hablare de lo que esta pasando en nuestro alrededor.

Soy de Chihuahua Mexico. Me mude a Salt Lake City Utah con mis padres en 1994 cuando tenia 11 aƱos.

Me gradue de la universidad de Utah en el 2008 me recibi con un titulo en comunicaciones.

Hasta ahorita es todo lo que deben saber.