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Old 04-03-2011, 03:37 PM
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Default Assemblyman Seeks To Head Off Attacks On Ethnic Studies

A resolution to state support of California's school ethnic studies programs. I see it as a pre-emptive strike at an Arizona type change in rules governing them

I hereby nominate I'lbegone to write up an official letter of opposition for SOS

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BILL NUMBER: ACR 34 INTRODUCED
BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Lara
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Alejo)

MARCH 8, 2011

Relative to ethnic studies.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 34, as introduced, Lara. Ethnic studies programs.
This measure would formally endorse the invaluable work of
California's ethnic studies programs, and their faculty, staff, and
students. The measure would recognize the leadership provided by the
beneficiaries of those programs, and would support the continuation
of ethnic studies programs in California's institutions of higher
education.
Fiscal committee: no.



WHEREAS, The genesis and salience of ethnic studies as an academic
discipline encompass research, scholarship, and programs that study
and teach the experiences, history, culture, and heritage of African
Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanas and Chicanos, Latinas and
Latinos, Native Americans, and other persons of color in the United
States; and
WHEREAS, Formal ethnic studies programs and departments at
California's universities are a response to a student-led movement
dating back to the 1960s, including demonstrations, student protests,
and hunger strikes, where students, faculty, and community members
demanded university courses that were relevant to them and their
communities; and
WHEREAS, The formalization of ethnic studies fostered greater
demand and recognition of the need for faculty and staff from diverse
communities, allowing for broader representation at California's
universities; and
WHEREAS, Ethnic studies have grown into a respected academic
field, complete with professional organizations, institutionalized
departments and related programs across the United States, and
numerous research journals and award-winning publications; and
WHEREAS, The study of ethnic populations has grown to include
comparative and international approaches to the study of ethnicity
and the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality; and
WHEREAS, Ethnic studies acknowledges the role of America's diverse
racial and ethnic peoples as equal actors in the history of
California and the United States; and
WHEREAS, California is a "majority minority" state with the
largest percentage, 57 percent, of minority people in the United
States; and
WHEREAS, A broader education on diverse racial and ethnic groups
provides a fuller and deeper understanding of California and United
States history and helps promote greater understanding among people
from different backgrounds; and
WHEREAS, Ethnic studies departments, programs, and related
projects promote constructive communication and collaborative efforts
between different and diverse groups and encourage the demonstration
of respect, understanding, appreciation, equality, and dignity; and
WHEREAS, Long-standing attacks on ethnic studies departments,
programs, and related projects, and the recent increase of attacks in
particular, misrepresents the intentions and serious intellectual
and scholarly commitments of the ethnic studies departments; and
WHEREAS, Support for ethnic studies departments, programs, and
related projects, including budgetary commitments, will allow for the
continued guidance and teaching of a new generation of students who
will greatly impact and positively influence California policy and
government; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
thereof concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California
formally endorses the invaluable work of California's ethnic studies
departments, programs, and related projects, and their faculty,
staff, and students; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of California also
duly recognizes the leadership provided by the beneficiaries of these
programs who have contributed greatly to the academic rigor,
prominence, and distinguishing qualities of California's colleges and
universities and the vitality of other public and private
institutions, including the California state government; and be it
further
Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of California supports
the continuation of ethnic studies departments, programs, and
related projects in California's institutions of higher education;
and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of
this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

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CURRENT BILL STATUS


MEASURE : A.C.R. No. 34
AUTHOR(S) : Lara (Principal coauthor: Alejo).
TOPIC : Ethnic studies programs.
HOUSE LOCATION : ASM

TYPE OF BILL :
Active
Non-Urgency
Non-Appropriations
Majority Vote Required
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Fiscal
Non-Tax Levy

LAST HIST. ACT. DATE: 03/21/2011
LAST HIST. ACTION : Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.
COMM. LOCATION : ASM HIGHER EDUCATION
HEARING DATE : 04/12/2011

TITLE : Relative to ethnic studies.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:54 PM
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This State can't kill itself fast enough to suit the liberals. We are 15% of the US population,(with all state populations being equal, that's equal to over seven states) and we have a 20% illiteracy rate according to the Dept of Education. It is statements like this that they never ask why? And yet they still call some a minority, because it sure pulls the emotional heart strings.

WHEREAS, California is a "majority minority" state with the
largest percentage, 57 percent, of minority people in the United
States;
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