Ethnic Studies

Friday Media Recall (12.30.2011)

Every Friday we want to offer a collection of media pieces that we’re finding provocative, vital, persuasive, prophetic, genius, infuriating, mind-blogging, and other adjectives that gesture at all things thought-provoking. Some of these posts will, of course, focus on immigration, … Continued


Coming Soon: Precious Knowledge, a film about the ethnic studies ban in Arizona

Precious Knowledge, a film by Dos Vatos Productions, documents the stories of seniors in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School and the movement created to fight the Arizona legislator’s ban on Ethnic Studies. Check out this trailer:

UNDIVIDED (a documentary): 3 Communities, 1 Struggle

The film UNDIVIDED presents a fresh perspective on the issue of immigration. The 30 minute documentary invites viewers into three very different communities located in Tucson, Arizona; Washington D.C.; and Oakland, California.


Kris Kobach: “Fanatics” and the Carving of Social Space

In a move straight out of a high school debate club “How to Argue” handbook, Kris Kobach compared his life’s work with Winston Churchill’s. Kobach, the Federation for American Immigration Reforms’s (FAIR) Constitutional assassin, was characterizing his own blinding obsession … Continued


Immigration Acrostic

Asinine interjections of anti-immigrant hate create Bathos to any expectation of intelligent thought Coming from people who, in their own insecurities, Denigrate those who cross oceans and cross burning deserts—having been Excluded from all that mutual wealth Free trade agreements … Continued