Texas Freedom Network Rally

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On September 13, it’s time to rally at the State Board of Education — please join Texas Freedom Network to demand the rejection of the offensive and inaccurate Mexican-American Heritage textbook.

What:  A rally calling on the Texas State Board of Education to #RejectTheText.
When: Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 a.m.
Where: William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress, Austin, Texas 78701.
Other info: Registration is not required; just show up and be ready to shout!

The textbook, titled Mexican American Heritage, was written to support a new elective course for high schools. It’s described as being offensive because of several passages. One links Mexican Americans to illegal immigration stating; they have “caused a number of economic and security problems in the United States,” problems such as; poverty, drugs, crime and non-assimilation.”

UT professor Emilio Zamora would like TEA to have a do-over. Zamora says, “I think we should try it again, I think they should either make a call that gives more time to historians or commission a group of top Texas historians to produce a fair rendition of Mexican American history in the US.” http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/144142516-story

For more information about the rally, contact Val Benavidez, Outreach & Field Director at tfn@tfn.org.

 

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