Texas Board Of Education Plans Mexican-American History Course

Great job Texas! Make it happen. 

### via Texas Obersver

Last fall, hundreds of protesters gathered at the University of Texas at Austin after a student group announced it would stage a game of “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” around campus. The local Young Conservatives of Texas chapter was planning a human scavenger hunt, with targets wearing “illegal immigrant” buttons, but canceled the game after receiving criticism from across the country.

The same day, just a few blocks from campus, Houston author and activist Tony Diaz stood before the State Board of Education to offer a modest suggestion: The students who’d organized that “game” just might have benefited from a class that instilled a little cultural sensitivity. The game, he said, was “proof that we need Mexican-American studies in Texas.”


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  • Susie Moreno
    commented 2014-01-04 21:51:35 -0800
    Hard to believe that the University would accept such insensitive behavior from it’s students.