Letter: Arizona ethnic studies ban is racist

March 30, 2012
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Regarding the Arizona law banning ethnic studies classes in public schools:

Listen, this racism really needs to end. Why do Caucasians get to learn about their history, but people in Arizona don’t get to learn about their histories? OK, that’s fair, really fair. If you’re against ethnic studies, you need to rethink.

It doesn’t matter who you are in the world. We are all equal, if you think so or not. So just stop the nonsense and look inside your cold heart. White people are the same. Black, Latino, orange, yellow, green—no matter what or who you are, we are all the same, so treat the Latinos equally.

Justin Garcia, Grade 8

Boston Teachers Union School, Jamaica Plain

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