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The Different Shades of Oppression

Hello, my name is Kisanet Woldu. I will become a senior in at the Worthington High School.

On Thursday, July 10, we learned about the meaning of the word… 221 more words

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Precious Knowledge

Precious Knowledge is a documentary film portraying the controversial ethnic studies program in Tucson High School. The ethnic studies program was considered a threat by Arizona politicians who saw the program as teaching “reverse racism,” communism and terrorism. 149 more words


MAS Redux: Tucson Weekly & MalintZINE Dare to Tell the 'Rest of the Story'

Sexism and sexual violence cross all ethnic, racial, and class boundaries. This story focuses on the struggle against misogyny and sexual violence in Tucson’s Chicano community. 1,122 more words


Thinking about Precious Knowledge (the film)

Last Thursday the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) screened the film Precious Knowledge.  This film focuses on the Mexican American Studies Program (MASP) at Tucson High School during its final year before Arizona lawmakers passed a bill to abolish ethnic studies programs in the state of Arizona.  429 more words


TRGGR Radio Feat Jose Gonzalez - 2.22.2013

The banning of the MAS program in TUSD is arguably the latest phase of war on Mexican and Chicano heritage and humanity in Arizona and beyond; an effort to maintain white settler colonialism and domination. 125 more words


Arizona: Banning Books, Canceling Classes, and Demonizing Teachers in the 21st Century (by Guest Writer Kelsey Robertson)

In an effort to combat the staggering 50% dropout rate of their Latino students, the Tucson Unified School District created a new program in their high schools, Mexican American Studies (MAS). 537 more words

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