SOURCE: New York Times
My Students are Missing Their Own History
by Arlene Dávila
Disagreement over the particular labels used to describe Latino/a (or Latinx) people shouldn't overshadow the need for a more inclusive history.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
Building Racial Dialogue (and a Department) In a Time of Backlash
by Leora Auslander and Atom Getachew
When many stakeholders were inclined to suspicion or outright hostility, building an academic department to study race, ethnicity and migration required labor-intensive dialogue not to split the difference between opposing sides but to build a majority coaltion of support.
What's Controversial about California's Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum?
by James Thornton Harris
At its root, the controversy over California's ethnic studies model curriculum (which no school district is compelled to implement) is whether the lived everyday experiences of people, including Californians of color, are a worthy subject of study.
SOURCE: Texas Standard
Five Things Missing From Asian American History In Texas Schools
KERA spoke to educators including historian Madeline Hsu about what Texas students are missing out on when it comes to Asian American history. They said the lack of diversity, notable figures and modern-day connection are some of the key issues.
SOURCE: Associated Press
Racist Attacks Revive Asian American Studies Program Demand
Asian American student activists who are advocating for Asian American studies programs are carrying forward the legacy of student protest in the 1960s that led to the establishment of the first ethnic studies programs.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Although Now Required by California Law, Ethnic Studies Courses Likely to be Met with Resistance
by Nolan L. Cabrera
A scholar who studies racial dynamics on college campuses, argues the benefits of required ethnic studie courses outweigh their liabilities.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
Is It Time for All Students to Take Ethnic Studies?
The position of ethnic studies in university curricula reflects changing intellectual currents but also longstanding battles over resources and power in higher education institutions.
SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
Ethnic Studies Can't Make Up for Whitewashed History in Classrooms
by Jonathan Zimmerman
"American history is ethnic studies. You simply can’t understand the United States without addressing its component races, ethnicities and religions. Sadly, the recent drive for ethnic studies demonstrates just how far we are from that ideal."
The Latest Resurgence of Ethnic Studies
by Elwood Watson
The history of ethnic studies as an academic movement is a cycle of rise and retrenchment; protest movements often push for more representative curricula, while forces of tradition and austerity seek to uphold a canon or push majors linked directly to the job market. Today's protest movements are pushing an ethnic studies renaissance despite the dire financial straits of many colleges and students.
SOURCE: Harvard Political Review
Remaking Ethnic Studies
Recognizing a rift between the words written on a chalkboard and the society that lies outside the classroom door, students are increasingly pushing for a course of study that allows them to learn about traditionally underrepresented figures and reckon with concepts of oppression and justice.
SOURCE: NY Times
Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell
California’s newly proposed model ethnic studies curriculum has led to bitter debate in recent weeks.
SOURCE: The Texas Tribune
Texas education board votes to call long-sought Texas course "Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies"
During a hearing on Tuesday, dozens of Mexican-American educators and activists implored the board to change the name of the course from “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent” to “Mexican-American Studies."
Immigration and Ethnic History: State of the Field (Interview)
by Vicki Ruiz
What's happening in Chicano studies.
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- Vatican Repudiates "Doctrine of Discovery" that Justified Colonialism by Catholic Nations