Thursday, June 3, 2010

FOXNews.com - Los Angeles Students to Be Taught That Arizona Immigration Law Is Un-American

FOXNews.com - Los Angeles Students to Be Taught That Arizona Immigration Law Is Un-American

"America must stand for tolerance, inclusiveness and equality,” said Board President Monica García, according to the release. “In our civics classes and in our hallways, we must give life to these values by teaching our students to value themselves; to respect others; and to demand fairness and justice for all who live within our borders. Any law which violates civil rights is un-American."

“The Board of Education directed the Superintendent to ensure that LAUSD civics and history classes discuss the recent laws enacted in Arizona in the context of the American values of unity, diversity, and Equal Protection for all. Much like a number of controversial periods and laws that are part of our history and are currently taught including:
-- Slavery
-- Jim Crowe laws and segregation
-- Native American reservations
-- Residential schools (for Native Americans)
-- The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
-- Anti-Irish racism in the 19th century
-- Racism against immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe in the 20th century
-- Anti-Semitism
-- Internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II
-- The Mexican Repatriation Program (1929-1939)."

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