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The Daily Show Mocks Tucson Mexican-American Studies Ban (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/ 3/2012 2:38 pm Updated: 04/ 3/2012 3:26 pm

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The Daily Show's Senior Latino Correspondent Al Madrigal (also known as their Señor Latino Correspondent) went down to Tucson on Monday to investigate the city's recently instated Mexican-American studies ban.

Madrigal spoke with local proponents of the law which has outlawed the Mexican-American study program in K-12 public schools. School board member Michael Hicks gave justifications for the ban which were... err, underwhelming.

School board member Michael Hicks says he's never sat in on a Mexican-American studies class, but based on "hearsay" he presumes that they teach a violent anti-"gringo" message.

"I chose not to go to any of their classes. Why even go? Why even go? I base my thoughts off of hearsay of others," Hicks said to Madrigal.

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