Mexican-American studies under threat in Tucson, Arizona
Arizona’s attorney general, Tom Horne, has declared classes in Mexican-American history and social studies to be illegal on the grounds that they are teaching students to hate white people and overthrow the government. Leaving aside all the reasons why the non-white population of the USA might hate white people – or at least the white establishment – it is very frightening to see politicians dictating what history can be taught to our children. I fear that Michael Gove is probably nodding appreciatively at this happening in Arizona 😦 Surely we have moved on from the debate about so-called ethnic history – we are all ethnic! And there has never been just one history.
Sadly the old saying about history being written by the victors now seems to be in the teaching as well.Guardian article