CuriousJockAZ saidThe problem here was more with the teacher and the way the class was taught, as well as some of the books he was using. The new law clearly states that "Programs that promote the overthrow of the United States government are explicitly banned, and that includes the suggestion that portions of the Southwest that were once part of Mexico should be returned to that country". I don't really see this as a bad thing.
The state of Arizona, which includes some Mexican-American studies in its official curriculum, sees the classes as less about educating students than creating future activists.
The article did note accurately that the new law also prohibits any promotion of resentment toward a race. Programs that are primarily for one race or that advocate ethnic solidarity instead of individuality are also outlawed.
I don't see this as a negative thing
Dude this is a bad thing. It's one of those subtle ways in which the freedom of speech is slowly eroded.
A government should behave in a way so that its citizens woudn't want to overthrow it.
First, you can't "promote overthrowing the government"
Then, you can't "suggest returning land previously Mexican land"
Next will be, you can't "suggest changes to the political system", cause that's "unpatriotic".
It's so blatantly obvious for everybody with a bit of insight, you can't start with this kinda shit cause it puts you on a slippery slope.
The whole thing that sets the free world apart from authoritarian systems is accepting dissent, rebellion, alternatives because it's all part of the fundamental freedom of speech and thought. It's something worth suffering a minor inconvenience for.