articles tagged "Arizona"

Arizona and Immigration

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | A Public Affair
Taken by Wing-Chi Poon on 19th December 2004 while entering Arizona on I-10 from New Mexico (westbound traffic).

Arizona has received a lot of national attention due to its controversial policies and standpoints on immigration. more »

The Battle To Stay In America

Thursday, 28 February 2013 | buzz
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Joining the 8 O’Clock Buzz from Tucson, Arizona on Thursday, February 28, 2013, was Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez. He talks about Arizona’s ongoing immigration issues. Rodriguez contributes to his blog, the Progressive and the Guardian.     more »

Arizona School District Ethnic Studies Ban Controversy

Thursday, 20 December 2012 | buzz
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On Thursday, December 20, our host Tony Castaneda spoke with Dr. Roberto Rodriguez from Arizona.They speak about the controversy surrounding the Mexican American Studies program ban, and Dr. Rodriguez’ involvement with the issue. In 2011, a law took effect in Arizona, banning the Mexican American studies programs and ethnic studies classes in K-12 schools in the Tucson Unified School District. The ban was intended for classes that “promote racial resentment” and “encourage ethnic solidarity.” The law was met with opposition and protests. However, the Mexican American studies program is actually a part of a “federal desegregation court order” from thirty years ago, and is still in effect. This federal order would rule over the recent state law.   Dr. Rodriguez [...] more »

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