DIECIOCHO Podcast – Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante on Arizona’s Mexican-American Studies Ban

DIECIOCHO Podcast – Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante on Arizona’s Mexican-American Studies Ban

Victor Landa July 18, 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  The trial to turn back a ban on Mexican-American studies in Arizona schools has entered its second week. This is the latest in a chain of […]

California Passes Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill

NewsTaco September 16, 2016

*It’s being called “the biggest piece of ethnic studies legislation passed in this country’s history.” VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a landmark bill […]

Hundreds protest ‘racist’ Mexican-American studies textbook at Texas education hearing

NewsTaco September 14, 2016

*Maybe we should thank the Texas Board of Education for angering Texas Latinos. One of the organizers, Tony Diaz, says there hasn’t been this kind of community energy since the […]

The Textbook That Calls Mexicans Lazy

NewsTaco September 12, 2016

*We have to keep this issue alive and relevant. Share this, talk about it. VL By J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic (8minute read) For years teachers and activists in Texas had […]

9th Circuit Court Hears Case On Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Ban

NewsTaco January 14, 2015

*Here’s the score: in 2010 the State of Arizona banned ethnic studies. In 2013 a Federal Court struck down one provision of that law. Tuscon ISD schools continue to offer […]

The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

NewsTaco January 9, 2015

*This is important. The legal battle against the Arizona law used to prohibit Mexican-American studies in Tucson will come to a head on January 12, at the Ninth Circuit Court […]

On last day, Huppenthal targets ethnic-studies classes

NewsTaco January 5, 2015

*It wasn’t too long ago that Arizona public schools chief John Huppenthal cried during a news conference after it was revealed that he’d been posting racist and hateful comments online under […]