Arizona’s governor has signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes that “promote resentment” of other racial groups.
Gov. Jan Brewer approved the measure without public statement Tuesday, according to state legislative records. The new law forbids elementary or secondary schools to teach classes that are “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” and advocate “the overthrow of the United States government” or “resentment toward a race or class of people.”
Note that this law does not effect public colleges and universities in Arizona.
I absolutely understand that we do not want to make people hate the country they are a part of. I also understand that we have prejudice and we need to work against that.
Are ethnic studies a good idea or not?