Stop discrimination: reinstate Mexican American studies,  lift book ban
  • Petitioned State of Arizona, Tucson mayor, Tucson School District, City of Tucson

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State of Arizona, Tucson mayor, Tucson School District, City of Tucson

Stop discrimination: reinstate Mexican American studies, lift book ban

    1. Tanja Lehmann
    2. Petition by

      Tanja Lehmann

      Munich, Germany

After forbidding Mexican American studies, the Tucson Unified School District banned books from Native American and Mexican authors, including "Rethinking Columbus". Students said the banned books were seized from their classrooms and out of their hands, including a book of photos of Mexico. They felt reminded of Nazi Germany. This was done for no other reason than to be compliant with Arizona laws SB 1070 and HB 2281.

This is racism and contributes to misunderstanding, hatred and discrimination of other cultures. It is violating the right for freedom of speech, the freedom of press, even basic human rights.

Therefore I petition the City of Tucson, the Mayor of Tucson, the Tucson School District and also the State of Arizona to lift the ban on Mexican and Native American books and to reinstate Mexican American studies and quit discriminating Mexican and Native American people.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sue Doucette STUART, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Everbody knows that Columbus did not "discover" America - Native Americans, in US and in Mexico have a right to know their Histories, as much as the Kings of Europe and Rome want to know their's.

    • Amalia Jiménez Galán MADRID, SPAIN
      • over 2 years ago

      As human beings, we need to recreate our own history in a proper way. It's our duty.

    • Sam Chapman EUGENE, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      It's time to collectively stand up against racist, anti-immigration policy. It sickens me to find such a policy in our educational system. I will be working my hardest to not only spread this campaign, but to organize efforts to directly remove such policies as well as making sure they cannot be passed in future legislation. Please contact me directly if you are interested in working directly with all those who are involved in the process of eliminating the ban on Mexican and Native American literature.

    • Tyler Sexton MONTGOMERY, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because the State of AZ, Tucson mayor, city of Tuscon and Tucson School District are all run by complete idiots who are unaware of the US Consitution

    • theresa milstead NORFOLK, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is outrageous and downright unAmerican. Mexicans and Native Americans are indigenous to this land and we've already done enough damage to their cultures with our arrogant colonialism and destructive land grab and assasinations. Controlling what people read is always associated with the most repressive and extreme governments. The Arizona laws SB 1070 and HB 2281 violate basic rights this country has agreed upon.


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