Al Madrigal reveals inside story of ethnic studies ban in Tucson AZ

by Comic Saenz on April 3, 2012 in El Now, Video

Tucson public school students are no longer taught Mexican-American history, and POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal (who also moonlights as Senior Latino Correspondent for The Daily Show) went to the Hate State to find out why.


Laura April 3, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I am stunned…… The not sitting in on classes and the reference to bloodshed… that was upsetting but not exactly surprising. I guess what really angered me was at the end when he says that Pan-Asian Studies and African-American Studies are not being targeted. It just made everything so blatant …. The Mexicans are the threat and we will hold them down any way we can…….. (I used to think ALL ethnic studies were cut…. and that books referring to oppression, including Shakespeare’s The Tempest, were banned.)

Pocho Dan April 4, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Hicks is a Tonto!!

Daisy April 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM

WOW, this man and people like him are shining examples of where ignorance and arrogance intersect. This man was lied to about Mexican American studies and he is confidently spreading lies.

It’s so frustrating that I can have first hand knowledge of Mexican American Studies and despite the fact that I’m American, but my skin is brown and my ancestry is from Mexico that my perspective is ignored and I am not trusted over this white man who hasn’t even stepped foot into a Mexican American studies class!

People like this man and the people in Arizona are single handedly ruining our country! Thanks for allowing my family to fight for your country, be influenced by your language and culture and slap me in the fucking face by saying that my family’s history should not be taught in schools. This shit is a disgrace to our country.

Maria April 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

How ironic, que no, that the Tuscon board of education demonstrates the need for better multicultural education by being so incredibly ignorant, yet powerful enough to deny a better education to others?

BetoMetroDos April 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM

It’s not like the guy didn’t know who was interviewing him AND for which COMEDY CENTRAL network program, but sheesh. This guy is making ‘pump or dump’ decisions about the education of Arizona’s children! Not being able to articulate a better argument, nor having seen for himself what is actually being taught, he then sees fit to limit the choices of curriculum statewide based on nothing more than illogical fear. Teabaggers, be not proud…

ISABEL April 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM

that’s it! never going back to the Hate State!!

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