Ta-Ta to Texas Ethnic Studies Bills, May We Never Meet Again

protest txLibrotraficantes and their allies are dancing over the legislative grave of Texas HB1938, which sought to limit which courses university students could take to fulfill state history requirements. After impressive advocacy efforts on the part of Tony Diaz and Los Librotraficantes, the bill is indefinitely stalled in the Calendars committee.

HB1938 and its Senate counterpart, SB1128, were the more subtle cousins to the Arizona law banning ethnic studies in that state. If passed, the Texas bills would have made it impossible for college students to take women’s or ethnic history courses to fulfill graduation requirements, ensuring that fewer students would be able to take those courses  and they would eventually be boxed our of the curriculum.

 

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