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Monday, January 16, 2012


Conservatives Gone Wild

Posted by The Dean of Cincinnati

I don’t really have much to add about this.  But in Arizona, the schools have banned books by Chicano and Native authors.  Apparently, the study of Mexican literature lies outside the context of “Greco-Roman knowledge,” and therefore is not part of “Western Civilization.”  I’ve never seen such blatant promotion of the American mythology till I read that article.  This is shameful.


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  1. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    I don’t know the details of this story and I doubt you do either but from the little I’ve read I hear that many thought these ethnic studies courses in Arizona were encouraging ethnic hatred.

    But whatever you may think of the narrow question, the overarching logic I think is that if these mostly recent Mexican immigrants want to learn how to better hate Anglos at least be decent enough to remain down in Mexico and hate them till your heart’s content.  There are a lot of us here in the U.S who do not see any particular benefit to you immigrating here and the only reason you are coming up here is not to reclaim some long-lost homeland or something (since the parts of the US that were won in war or purchased from Mexico were I believe thinly populated)but because those bad Anglos figured out how to build a prosperous society and you not so much.

  2. I call BS! says:

    I don’t know the details of this story and I doubt you do either but from the little I’ve read I hear that many thought these ethnic studies courses in Arizona were encouraging ethnic hatred.

    Can you back up your statement with any evidence at all? My guess is you get your information at klan rallies.

    The Mexican people were here long before white people showed up. Some Mexican people never left.

    I wont hold my breath while I wait for you to come up with any evidence that those programs encourage ethinc hatred. One only need to look at the Republican agenda to see who has been encouraging ethnic hatred.

  3. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    I wont hold my breath while I wait for you to come up with any evidence that those programs encourage ethinc hatred.

    So apparently, according to you ICBS, you would prefer people to engage in partisan bluster that they are closely familiar with the particulars of a unique case about education policy in a state thousands of miles away.  I was the one who openly said I do not know these particulars so can only judge based on big picture observations of the situation.  If I had an real incentive to learn the particulars (like video tapes of the classes and a close read of the literature)and felt that those claiming these classes went over the line were over-reacting, I would not have much problem saying so. 

    However, the Dean was the one who seemed to be giving the impression that he knew all the pertinent facts of the case and could render a correct decision about it with no real need for further familiarity with it.  He provided no serious information or evidence on the particulars of the case.  I think he is the one you need to “call BS” on, as you so elegantly put it.

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