Ethnic Studies

26 May

Ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study of racialized peoples in the United States and elsewhere. It evolved in the second half of the 20th century partly in response to charges that traditional disciplines such asanthropology, history, English, ethnology, Asian Studies, and orientalism were imbued with an inherently eurocentric perspective. Ethnic Studies was created to teach the stories, histories, struggles and triumphs of people of color on their own terms.¹

There has recently been much discussion and dispute concerning Arizona’s new controversial law that, many argue, enables police enforcement to racially profile suspects whom they have “reason” to believe are illegal immigrants.

The most recent proposition?

Arizona Schools Department Superintendent discusses the problem with ethnic studies.

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¹http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_studies

²http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxzLgH2kIa8

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