For your reading pleasure we offer the following:
Further thoughts on the importance of having many voices in our Nationalism discourse. Reasons why studying the politicians is not enough. Evidence of why a Euro-centric perspective is insufficient. How do we empower other voices of nationalism?
In 2012 the Tucson, Arizona legislature ruled that the Mexican-American Ethnic studies program violates state law. In addition to the programs being discontinued educational materials related to Ethnic studies were banned (confiscated). The following links shed further light on this issue.
Why is Arizona threatened by Mexican – American studies? (An opinion piece):
The ruling: Mexican – American studies violate state law:
In 2010, the conservative Texas school board voted to alter the presentation of U.S. History. Consequently, religion has now entered the classroom.
Texas schoolboard rewrites US history:
“The education board has dropped references to the slave trade in favour of calling it the more innocuous “Atlantic triangular trade”, and recasts the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as driven by Islamic fundamentalism.”
Conservatives win curriculum change:
Fear abounds in Canada surrounding a different angle in the immigration debate:
The Dangers of Diaspora Politics:
“By playing the diaspora card, Canada’s leaders are opening up the country to exploitation by other countries looking to disrupt our internal affairs, using diasporas to lobby or influence our leaders or bring their conflicts here.”
Finally just for fun, a historical and at times prophetic account of English identity:
Steven Coe and Blogger X