7 Banned Mexican American Texts

Banned Book Week is coming to an end. While shedding light on instances of bans, we make sure to raise awareness about the roles intellectual freedom and open access play in upholding an educated and free society.

Tucson Unified School District in Arizona still won’t allow seven books into classrooms because they once belonged to a controversial Mexican American Studies curriculum. The Arizona legislature passed legislation in 2010 banning public school courses promoting ethnic solidarity.

The titles of the banned books:

Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo Acuña
500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures compiled by Elizabeth Martinez
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years by Bill Bigelow
Critical Race Theory by Richard Delgado
Message to Aztlán: Selected Writings of Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez
Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by Arturo Rosales

Find out WHY these books were BANNED here.

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Posted on October 5, 2012, in Article. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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