Friends, he doesn't even know how paternalistic and backwards he sounds.
We need to vote these right-wing board members out of office. Besides, the K-12 school population is 52 percent Latino and mostly Mexican American while the SBOE is mostly Anglo. Or should I say "Anglo-American?" They're hyphenated, too. They just don't know it because they ludicrously claim, in effect, "aboriginal status" when in reality they are the progeny of settler colonialism that has paved its way into 21st century board politics.
And it's disappointing that SBOE member Georgina Perez voted along with him and the other members of the board to assign it—and us, as a consequence—this name. Fortunately, the remaining minority board members did not—Lawrence Allen, Ruben Cortez, Erica Beltran, and Marisa Perez who is quoted in this Houston Chronicle piece.
Personally, I never want my name associated with a course that bears this name. God forbid. My Mother would never forgive me, as this name harkens back to a very painful time of Jim Crowism in our history as Mexican Americans, leaving deep scars that are still with so many of us today.
I encourage you to read my earlier post on this if you've not done so.
Sad and disappointing.
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