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SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to “hyphenated Americanism”
"...board changed the name of the course from Mexican-American Studies to “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican..."

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
"...Texas State Board of Education’s recent decision to dilute ethnic studies. Last month, the SBOE voted to pass a..."

May 29, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Conservatives Take Another Swing at Social Studies
Curriculum vote pushed to March
"...public and argued among themselves about revisions to social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schoolchildren, and it was..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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

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

Nov. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

SBOE Votes a Little Ethnicity
Compromise vote locally developed ethnic studies courses
"...develop courses in Mexican-American, African-American, Asian-American and Native American studies. The move was a compromise; advocates had asked for..."

April 11, 2014 News Post by Michael King

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

Sept. 21, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

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

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

Postscripts
Upcoming events in Austin's literary life.
"...Sarah Lawrence College, will present a lecture on comparative ethnic studies titled "Black Power, White Power, or Power to..."

April 6, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Transsiberian
With Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, and Ben Kingsley, this train-set suspense movie also is full of sharp character studies.
"...it’s also a sharp character study … actually, several studies in which the information about each character is slowly..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Texas at Arlington gutted the Center for Mexican American Studies as it was just getting under way. It currently..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Column

Opinion: On Anniversary of Atlanta Spa Shootings, Asian Americans Still Erased in Texas
With the State Board of Education updating our history curriculum, we have an opportunity now to highlight Asian American narratives for future generations of Texas students
"...the Texas State Board of Education updates our social studies curriculum for the first time in a decade. Despite..."

March 18, 2022 Column by Ashley Cheng

Headlines
"...(on first reading) new curriculum standards for African American Studies, the second ethnic studies curriculum for Texas high schools..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature

Rally Planned to Oppose Racist Mexican-American Textbooks
Coalition will hold rally before SBOE public hearing on Tuesday
"...The group, dubbed The Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition, has been urging the Texas State..."

Sept. 12, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

CMAS Books Closing Tragic
"...the editor of a similar small academic press, the Ethnic Studies Library Publications Unit at the University of California..."

Sept. 15, 2003 Postmarks

Rejecting the Text
Finally, some good news from the State Board of Education
"...bills that would allow the SBOE to offer optional ethnic studies courses. And UT-Austin history professor Emilio Zamora plans..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Groovin' on Gellar
Monica Lewinsky, Monica Schlewinsky
"...key figure in the development of Mexican-American and Chicano studies, and indeed, the evolution of ethnic studies in universities..."

May 14, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...divisive and downright embarrassing debates over evolution, history, and ethnic studies, the 15-member SBOE – when not mired in..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...divisive and downright embarrassing debates over evolution, history, and ethnic studies, the 15-member SBOE – when not mired in..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report
Group focuses on five issues to combat institutional racism
"...– for all public school and university employees and ethnic studies courses for students. The city should also create..."

April 4, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

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.
"...Anglo attorney Edward (D'Agosto). Although both sisters are case studies in the denial, to varying degrees, of one's ethnic..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wish List
Give 'Til It Helps, Part 2
"...African-American studies books..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Features Feature

Eating Between the Lines
Summer Reading, Culinarily Speaking
"...Ethnic Cuisine: How to Create the Authentic Flavors of 30..."

June 2, 2000 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"...the Texas system. Perkinson, an associate professor of American studies at the Uni­ver­sity of Hawaii at Manoa, has been..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Left Behind
AISD moves to close Webb Middle School – and transfer the "merchandise"
"...out ("disaggregate") the data at each school according to ethnic and economic groups in order to make sure that..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second year at the Hogwarts is better than the first, but still a bit sophomoric.
"...around British mop-top Harry Potter, an orphaned wizard-in-training who studies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, along..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...the U.S. in mid-September I saw one of my ethnic Albanian friends who came to Austin as a refugee..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

Writes of Spring
Off the Bookshelf
"...culture dry of shame" by introducing multicultural and women`s studies and making self-esteem a component in the education process:..."

April 3, 1998 Books Review

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Contradictions Exposed
"...the members of the planning committee are members of ethnic/racial minority groups...."

Jan. 10, 1997 Column

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