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04/03/2012 02:38 pm ET | Updated Apr 03, 2012

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

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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