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  1. Jimmie1492

    Jimmie1492 said, over 6 years ago

    Without “Arrested”, it’s almost AZ’s law.

    CA Penal Code 834b

    (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.

    (b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following:

    (1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.

    (2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States.

    (3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity.

    (c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly prohibited.

  2. O'Don

    O'Don said, over 6 years ago

    Is there a state ban on religious studies too? Certainly would seem consistent and of course “social” studies which lead to you know what.

  3. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 6 years ago

    Eminem’s White America?


    BOB HASTY GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    The biggest problem with ethnic studies is that WASPs are unwilling to celebrate the diversity of cultures coming to our country every day.

    These academic programs began as a response to the racism and bigotry of the 60s & 70s. They were necessary then, and they are necessary now.

    Only fools are quick to violate academic freedom in the name of out-dated “melting-pot” myths of the past!! Shame on the 70% of Americans who think that AZ acted in the best interest of their state, our country and humanity!

    Rand Paul is already dodging the issue of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in regards to requiring businesses to integrate.

  5. mrdoody

    mrdoody said, over 6 years ago

    There is very little difference between ethnic studies and religious teaching. They are both more appropriate to madrassas than to tax payer schools. Ethnic studies are a bit like trying to teach someone to make a pot roast while talking about only one ingredient. We have to understand the significance of even the least spice or vegetable to bring it all together. Ethnic studies intentionally focus on positive attributes of a single race. This is not a bad thing when the overall context is balanced. There is little benefit to society as a whole for such programs as they are not focused on society as a whole. Ethnic studies also tend to distort the role of other races and even denigrate those races and this is why such programs should be taken out of our classrooms.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Studying cultures, including your own, to learn more, is not a bad idea. What is a problem is if it becomes exclusive as your knowledge. When I graduated from college and was standing in line to see the “job placement” folks to look for a permanent job, the two folks immediately ahead of me had to have someone read the application form. One was getting a BS in “La Raza”, the second a BS in “Black Studies”- neither could even read the form!!! I was told that because I already had a seasonal job lined up for summer, I didn’t need the placement service. I guess it was also because I could read the form!

    I believe it is a good idea for all Americans to be familiar with other languages and cultures, even if not functionally “bi-lingual”.

    We need to understand our own, and other cultures. We need to stop using blowing people up as “career fields of last resort”. We need to keep jobs at home instead of overseas to increase corporate profits, and having temporary workers come in for seasonal work will not take away “full-time” jobs for Americans. (Well maybe corporations using “special” visas to bring in engineers and graduate degree folks from Korea and China might impact a few “white collar” Americans forced to serve burgers at a drive through.”

    The U.S. proclaims itself the home of “multi-cultural” freedom, we shouldn’t either forget that, NOR consider self exclusion from that broader culture a wise idea.

  7. vatonaught

    vatonaught said, over 6 years ago

    If we were looking at the textbooks used in these classes what would we see? Ethnocentrism and rascism. As far as Hispanics are concerned it all began in 1492 when they…the annointed’ arrived to slaughter, rape, and pillage. The Natives were enslaved to work in mines and other occupations too low for a Spaniard. They died by the millions. You will not see that facts or story in the modern whiny hispanic ethnic studies program. You will see the equivilent of the halocaost deniers concerniong WWII atrocities. The war we fought while Mexico sat on it’s ass.

  8. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    hispanic is not a race and invasion is not immigration

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Magnaut, it is interesting that all those “hispanics” who first arrived were Caucasian, and many in parts of Mexico are decidedly so. The “profiling” occurring in the U.S., actually impacts folks who’s ancestors had been here for thousands of years before they came.

  10. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    smallchange; infotainment people choose their stories. They will not show suburbia crimes.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 6 years ago

    So ‘fess up Doc. Do you have multiple avatars? I think you have a wide enough knowledge and a broad view of the world to support quite a few different viewpoints.

    I like what dtroutma has to say and magnaut’s point is something everyone should look at. Take a step back and look again at what is happening on our border.

    Immigration would be the movement of people from one country to another by a process set out in legal documents drafted by the receiving country. (you ought to look at Mexico’s law).

    Invasion, well, the dictionary says: act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, esp. by an army. 2.the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease. 3.entrance as if to take possession or overrun: the annual invasion of the resort by tourists. 4.infringement by intrusion.

    While we are not talking about an army here (though the mexican army has been reported making short runs across the border) you could make the comparison to groups of people sneaking across the border wiht no intention of complying with the law drafted by the US to monitor and control immigration.

    are we ready to cede parts of the southwest to mexico?

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 6 years ago

    One problem was (is?) that supposedly neutral and universal courses in history and literature in fact were courses in white history and white literature. (And mostly male, at that.) Ethnic studies without saying so. So the “ethnic studies” courses were devised in order to correct an imbalance.

    I’ve noticed that many “mainstream” courses now have a better balance, and perhaps there’s less need for “ethnic studies” courses. But maybe the need is still there, I don’t know. Are they teaching Gwendolyn Brooks in US literature classes now, along with Langston Hughes and James Baldwin and Richard Wright? Do history courses still teach the crusades from just the Western perspective, or are the Byzantine and Islamic perspectives included as well? Do courses in the Age of Exploration include material on the indigenous populations? Probably more than in my youth, because there was pressure to do so. I’d be interested to hear the experiences of those younger than I (and that includes most of you).

  13. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 6 years ago

    ^ I’d love to know how history is now being taught in South Africa. In fact, I’d love to know how history is taught at all since I suspect how I was taught was rather suspect.

  14. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Thank you, M Kitt, for holding Church’s feet to the fire.

  15. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    What is that twenty-first century thought?

    You can’t change people’s thought with weapons. You can scare them, but people don’t like what scares them.

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