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