To be quite frank, I can't see how two women purchasing a sweet wedding cake or two men sharing a romantic meal in a nice restaurant could offend God, for if God exists, what would be most offensive is using God's name to justify oppression.
Here, anthropology reminds us that there is no biological basis for racial distinction but we understand that race and racism continue to exert an enduring and powerful force on outcomes for historically racialized minorities.
At the root of the recent high-profile Guatemalan genocide trial and Arizona's federally protected ban on ethnic studies are stories of Mayan resilience in the face of ongoing destruction from all sides.
My book is a continuation of my work on giving voices to marginalized peoples, groups, and communities. The theme that stitches all of the essays together to create a colorful tapestry is the intersection of sexuality and ethnicity.
Dan Patrick keeps talking about creating "comprehensive history courses." What can you talk about in these comprehensive courses if you can't talk about race, gender, class... or rock 'n' roll history?
If there is anything we learn as writers and activists from Mexican American literary icon Gloria Anzaldúa's ground breaking book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, it is to get mad at injustices and do something about it.
While the long journey for equality in Tucson's schools has taken a leap forward, questions still abound over what the judicial decision means for the indisputably successful Mexican American Studies curriculum.
While fumbling Tucson school officials await the fate of the outlawed Mexican American Studies in a federal court desegregation order, the prestigious Prescott College announced it will grant college-level credit for a banned Chicano/a Literature course.
What if students, what if white students, starting in kindergarten and through graduate school, American's future leaders, teachers, and voters, learned a 4th "R" -- racism -- alongside of (w)riting, reading, and (a)rithmetic?
The Arizona ethnic studies ban has more to do with the politics of our countries changing demography and political power then they do with educational attainment and what is best for the future of the state.
While the Daily Show brilliantly reminded millions of viewers last night of the disgraceful racist elements behind the attack on Tucson's acclaimed and now outlawed Mexican American Studies program, educators across the nation recalled a teaching moment.