Saturday, January 21, 2012
Luis J. Rodriguez
I can categorically state that Chicano Studies, like any ethnic studies curriculum in the country, is not exclusionist or anti-white. I know because for at least thirty years I've visited hundreds of classrooms in public and private schools as one of the leading Chicano writers and activists in the United States. I know because some forty years ago, I was one of the Chicano students who helped fight for Chicano Studies, for more Chicano teachers, and for other vital segments of the population--be they women, African American, Native American, Asian, Disabled, Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender, the poor and working class--to be understood and accepted in our schools.