I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do something about Arizona shutting down the Mexican-American studies program in Tucson. I wanted to show solidarity with the students there who are being denied their right to learn about their history.
Well, I don’t know if this is the way to do it, but I made a video last week where I read one of the books that has been banned from the curriculum. I then learned that there is an entire website devoted to doing this very thing. It’s called Banning History in Arizona.
In this video I read the first chapter from “The House on Mango Street.” It’s ne of the books that is not allowed to be taught at TUSD, the school district I graduated from many years ago. Let me know what you think.