Two keys to understanding the strident emotions this story generates
1. Follow the money
2. Those most shrilly crying "slander" and "harming students, the movement, the community" are following the money
"Tucson's Chicano community" -- according to my Hispanic wife -- does not represent anywhere NEAR the total Hispanic-Latino population in the community, let alone in the TUSD. And saying "hundreds" showed up (at a meeting), again demonstrates the very small number of people who may be affected in some way by the "MAS" program, considering there are around 50,000 students in the District. So what REALLY is at stake here, and for whom?
Mari, did you try to find out how much money has been raised by Save Ethnic Studies folks and where that money went?
The MAS teachers knew that these issues had been raised by their former students and yet did nothing....NOTHING. Yet, they all rallied around Arce. Romero asked them to be part of the CRC??? I don't get it. Do they deserve to be in a classroom? It seems that MAS became all about money and ignored issues that could tarnish the money train. So many defense funds. Where did all that money go? If that wasn't bad enough, a new formula for moneymaking has been introduced as the Acosta Latino Learning Partnership.
SES has gotten good at making money off la causa and continues to find new ways to do so. In lak ech and panche be has become all about $$$
Tú eres mi otro yo/I will milk your pockets dry
Si te hago daño a ti/I will ignore it and blame you
Si le hago daño a la communidad/I'll deny it because I like people clapping and cheering for me
Te amo y respeto only if you put me on a pedestal/I love and respect only those that agree with me and donate money
Me amo y respeto and don't appreciate disruptions especially when it involves rape/I love and respect myself because we are the TRUE victims. Everyone else is the enemy.
I don't see a broken community. I see people trying to break it so their part gets to be on top. Segregation and discrimination occur when these changes are constantly being highlighted and thrown in people's faces. Harmony and community occur when everyone is part of the whole, not trying to be at the top of the pile.
I have a problem with using children as agents of political change.
That seems to be the only thing the modern Chicano movement is about (MAS). That, and erasing the US Mexican border (in the northward direction anyway).
Racist Republicans? The ones that don't want you to kill your own brown or black children through Abortion? The ones that donate heavily to help the Americans struggling in society, why? Because I as a Tea Party Republican feel that is what we as Americans do. We, that are Tea Party Republicans aren't asking for a "White" caucus, we aren't asking for a day to celebrate my heritage or my neighbor's on either side. We are happy to be Americans without a hyphen. My grandfather who came from a foreign land instilled in us, you vote and go to church. Maybe, just maybe you need to consider looking at things differently, because there is only a 50% chance your way is correct, and if this country gets destroyed because of your incessant, immature and un thoughtful complaining, neither your family, nor my family benefits!
Why Is it that Mexican-Americans,'Hispanics, Chicanos - whatever the Polically correct term is in today's world - feel they are constantly being discrimated against- my children were "forced bussed" in the early '80s"..... at the time i never once felt we were being discrimated against - we saw it as their going to a different school - they didn't know nor did we as parents - that "segregation" was ever an issue. So can we please move on so my granchildren can live & learn in a community where no one is "racially profiled".
wow... terrible story, I'm sorry, I'm very disappointed in this last section. How can you interview only one person (the person that went over to the District), not interview any teachers in MAS (except the EMAIL from Sally Rusk) who are the victims of the Institutionalized racism, give only him the last word, and call this journalism? The in la kesh concept is corrupted here. Why wasn't Augie asked if he's practiced In La Kesh when he went over to the District??? In short, WE CANNNOT DENY that the RACIST REPUBLICANS GOT US REAL GOOD, their plan worked effectively: divide and conquer. Like Huppenthal stated in that right wing tv interview, they stretched out the community leaders and took people out. But WE also had our hand in our fall. We must learn from mistakes, ALL mistakes, and we must evaluate ourselves coherently. At this moment, Raza is NOT united, and I'm not sure how much this article works towards that unity... or if the writer even cares for that unity. It's a mess, but it's UNETHICAL for individuals to PROFIT FROM THE MESS. mis dos centavos...
This is precisely my question to you, Ms. Herrera, what happened to in lak ech and panche be in the context of this vicious and assumptious article you have pieced together?
I don't think he gives very good advice to be honest. He thinks he understands women but not very well to be certain. There is a guy on the a/v club who gives much better than he does!
Don't fear the closeted! Keep Dan Savage in the Weekly...until we don't need him anymore.
TARGET CORP sued in Calif for Racial Discrimination
Here is what Target tells their Calif. employees about Hispanic workers and how to react to them in their distribution warehouses with a document titled: ‘Organization Effectiveness, Employee and Labor Relations Multi-Cultural Tips,’
Local on air media have said about it: ‘unbelievably ridiculous memo’
This Target document instructs managers to note differences among Hispanic employees, and states the following:
“a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
“b. Music: not everyone dances to salsa;
“c. Dress: not everyone wears a sombrero;
“d. Mexicans (lower education level, some may be undocumented);
“e. Cubans (Political refugees, legal status, higher education level); and
“f. They may say ‘OK, OK’ and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face.”
For full press reports on this July suit see: http://targetfiling.blogspot.com
Yes, a lot of what he peddles is BS. However, I still maintain that there is a strong element of useful advice in what he peddles.
I always thought his column sounded contrived. Either by him or by his readers and he just ran with it.
@Yes Bob. All that stuff you said is "gay pride". So have a heart.
Savage makes a whole lot more sense than many of the other so-called sex and relationship columnists.
@Yes Bob: Did you read the same article I did?
If so, I'm wondering what "on earth" prompted you to compose such a sordid, fearful and defensive-sounding observation about "everything gay" in your lead paragraph.
Why on earth does everything gay eventually lead to matters of butt, butt holes, butt fucking, feces, public restrooms, and private bathroom matters? It's no wonder your demographic is so disease ridden. Another well earned stereotype.
Didn't know the origin of Santorum. I thought the gross and revolting word came first and Rick came second. Savage does add to the edification of his readers after all.
That was really meaningful how you (open minded gays) took a hack politician and tied him into the most disgusting part of being gay. It's now hard to distinguish which is sicker.
The difference is that the straights would never herald the consequences of butt fucking. They have more discretion. The gays...well that's a subject to chat about while having a big meal.
One thing I learned about the Legislature this year is that if you want to submit a bill make sure you have a Republican Senator or Representative sponsoring it. I introduced a bill this year to tighten up the wording for HOA elections. The Committee Chairs decide which bills will be reviewed and either passed or rejected. If the Chair doesn't like the bill you introduce you are dead before you even started. My bills demise came because Senator Griffin thought it was doing away with proxy votes in HOA for elections and she wanted to continue using them. I tried to explain to her that they were forbidden since 2005. She didn't care. She was going to continue using them and my bill was dead. The Senator chose to violate the law. Amazing!
I would hardly say that AZ schools made out OK.
82 million? That money can't even stop the bleeding. That's only one year's worth of inflation out of many years owed.
"Arizona has recorded some of the largest documented classroom student/teacher ratios in the country, especially at the elementary grade levels. The state's dropout rate is among the nation's highest, and overall NAEP scores have slid significantly in most categories over the past two decades. Despite the claims of some elected officials, Arizona's per pupil spending has been at or near the bottom of national rankings for almost ten years. Thus, regarding investments in our schools and students, Arizona spends the least and has cut the most."
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