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SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to “hyphenated Americanism”
"...Education finally agreed to provide public high schools with Mexican-American elective curriculum standards in a final vote cast Friday,..."

April 13, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Wednesday Protest Against SBOE's Name Change of Mexican-American Studies Course
1:30pm at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
"...State Board of Education’s recent decision to dilute ethnic studies. Last month, the SBOE voted to pass a Mexican-American..."

May 29, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

State Board of Education Votes Down Second Mexican-American Studies Textbook
Rejected Text, Pt. 2
"...The State Board of Education has rejected its second Mexican-American studies textbook in the past year – but the..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to name, citing “hyphenated Americanism”

April 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book
"...and Democratic SBOE members preliminarily shot down a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook, after months of debate and rallies against..."

Nov. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

SBOE Member Wants to “Deny Hispanics” Vote on Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
Education watchdog reveals e-mail exchange after public info request
"...of Education held a public hearing on a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook, recently released e-mails reveal board member David..."

Sept. 21, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Rally Planned to Oppose Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
Coalition will hold rally before SBOE public hearing on Tuesday
"...and activists are gearing up to fight against proposed Mexican-American textbooks deemed racially offensive and overflowing with historical errors...."

Sept. 12, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

UT Not Color Blind to Mexican Americans
"...Texas at Arlington gutted the Center for Mexican American Studies as it was just getting under way. It currently..."

Sept. 15, 2003 Postmarks

Scholars Call on State Board of Education to Repair Sins of Past and Present
Vote expected Friday to rename Mexican-American studies course
"...mistakes. In 2010, the SBOE passed such ideological social studies curriculum standards, even a conservative think tank slapped them..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Teaching Truthiness
Activists, lawmakers call on State Board of Education to reject racist Mexican-American textbook
"...Sept. 13, to fervently oppose a newly proposed ethnic studies textbook they see as blatantly racist and teeming with..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Closing the Books
A UT editor says he lost his job at the Center for Mexican American Studies for complaining about administrative malfeasance.
"...building, the home of UT's Center for Mexican American Studies, where for 15 years he worked as the editor..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SBOE Votes a Little Ethnicity
Compromise vote locally developed ethnic studies courses
"...will allow local school districts to develop courses in Mexican-American, African-American, Asian-American and Native American studies. The move was..."

April 11, 2014 News Post by Michael King

CMAS, CMAS Books, and Víctor Guerra
The Center for Mexican American Studies and CMAS Books share a proud history at UT and nationally.
"...scholar Américo Paredes founded UT's Center for Mexican American Studies in 1970. Like other ethnic-studies centers at universities across..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Feature by Belinda Acosta

Framing the Border
Photography of the Region Between Mexico and the U.S.
"...Well, it's very intimate because it's in us. We're Mexican-Americans. We're the epitome of it because we're the mixture...."

May 1, 1998 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Landmarks Debuts Michael Ray Charles Sculpture at UT
For his Landmarks art commission, Michael Ray Charles transforms crutches into stars
"...expanded Gordon-White Building – formerly the Black and Latino Studies Building, home to the African and African Diaspora Studies..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

La Onda Chicano
Tejano music, as a genre, might be on the ropes, but Sunny Ozuna – one of the genre's architects – is anything but
"...celebrate the 35th anniversary of the university's Center for Mexican-American Studies. Backed by an orquesta drawn from Hernández's La..."

July 21, 2006 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Next Bush in Line
Split opinions on George P. Bush as “Latino Leader”
"...award was established by the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina and..."

March 30, 2015 News Post by Michael King

A Claimed Space
Mexic-Arte blazed a trail in Texas by making a place for Mexican culture in a museum
"...in Austin and Central Texas and declaring, "Mexican and Mexican-American art and culture has value, has meaning, and must..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

Postscripts
Mixed Notes
"...panel discussion hosted by the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Texas State Historical Association, and the Center for..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Books Column by Clay Smith

Rejecting the Text
Finally, some good news from the State Board of Education
"...Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to dump a proposed Mexican-American Heritage textbook deemed racist and rife with factual inaccuracies...."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Postscripts
Noticias
"...UT's Center for Mexican American Studies sent news via their Noticias de CMAS newsletter that..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Books Column

From Prada to Nada
Former Spy Kid Alexa Vega co-stars in this comedy that provides a Hispanic spin on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
"...forced to abandon the lifestyle of the rich and Mexican-American and move in with their wise old Aunt Aurelia..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

State Board of Education Tries to Rewrite History
A sharpie to your textbook
"...Friday, Sept. 14, tentatively approved new standards for social studies students in public schools across the state. A 15-person..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...UT Not Color Blind to Mexican-Americans..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Column

Man on a Mission
Professor, Collector, Leader Gil Cárdenas
"...he became director of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at UT. He maintains a modest office on..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Arts Feature

Tracking the MACC
A Brief History of Austin's Latino Cultural Center
"...had provided a sense of identity and pride in Mexican-Americans, had crested. In East Austin, things were stirring and..."

June 12, 1998 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Postscripts
In Memoriam
"...of the founder of UT's Center for Mexican American Studies appears in this week's Chronicle in "TV Eye" by..."

May 14, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...former editor of the UT Center for Mexican American Studies' publishing arm, CMAS Books, has already prompted change in..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A 'Culture of Excellence' at UT Inc.
The Commission of 125 report calls for a first-class (and blue-chip) university
"...– wonders what that means for programs like women's studies, Mexican-American studies, or medieval studies, that due to their..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

A Light-Rail Named Desire
Capital Metro Plows Ahead With Studies on Cedar Park Line
"...to spend $5-10 million on preliminary engineering and environmental studies of a commuter rail line -- the so-called Red..."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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