Stop Senate Bill 1128
  • Petitioned Dan Patrick, R-Houston

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Texas Senator
Dan Patrick, R-Houston

Stop Senate Bill 1128

    1. Carmen Guzman-Martinez
    2. Petition by

      Carmen Guzman-Martinez

      San Antonio, TX

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May 2013

Victory

Carmen Guzman-Martinez: Multiple collaborations throughout the state of Texas

Senate Bill 1128 is a bill by which college courses in Mexican American history and African American history would not count towards a college degree in Texas public universities. We must stop this bill because college courses that teach about Mexican American history and African American history teach undergraduate students from a critical standpoint; students understand the meaningful contributions from individuals of color that help make this state and our country a great one. Further, students are given a multicultural educational perspective that not only underscores inclusiveness, dismantles stereotypes, and provides an opportunity for students of all racial backgrounds to collaborate towards social justice. Educational research by Gary Howard, Sonia Nieto, Paul Gorski, Tara Yosso, and Dolores Delgado Bernal illuminate that courses in Mexican American history and African American history are at the heart of educational reform; when students take courses in Mexican American history and African American history, individuals are moved towards personal transformation and educational equity is possible for students and educators of all racial backgrounds. 

To:
Dan Patrick, R-Houston, Texas Senator
Stop Senate Bill 1128

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Another New Facebook Page

      Carmen Guzman-Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      We have another Facebook page protesting this bill. The page is called "Texas is NOT Arizona." This page will also give you updates on the latest information for SB 1128.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. New Facebook Page

      Carmen Guzman-Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      Keep sharing on Facebook and via e-mail. Every signature counts. The Austin trip was successful with more mobilization efforts being planned in the upcoming weeks. There is a new Facebook page against this bill and it's twin, HB 1938 filed by Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake. The page is called "Texans Against Dan Patrick's Attack on Ethnic History Courses." Like the page and receive updates on this important issue!

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Austin Trip

      Carmen Guzman-Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your support! There will be a group from San Antonio leaving for Austin today. They will speak with various legislators about the detrimental impact this bill would have in Texas. We cannot allow copy cat laws from AZ and NM in Texas. Here's sending positive energy, thoughts, and prayers for a successful and safe trip for those traveling. I will post an update as soon as we hear from them.

    7. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Carlos Espinoza EL PASO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Mexican history is American history.

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    • Rogelio Smiley Rojas SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Senator Dan Patrick is committing cultural genocide to the original inhabitants of Texas. This is exactly how the Nazis in Germany started with the Jews. I am a decedent of Jose Gregorio Esparza who fought and died in the Alamo, and his brother Jose Francisco Esparza who choose to take sides with General Santa Ana and lived to bury his brother Jose Gregorio after the battle. The true history begins with the Native Americans, then the Mexicans, and lastly the Anglos. It seems that Senator Dan Patrick has had a very poor education.

      Sincerely,

      Rogelio Rojas, MA Ed.

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    • Summer Loeffler AUSTIN, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Learning about other cultures, especially if you are a member of a minority culture, is essential for building alliances and collaborating towards social justice!

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    • Rachel Nowlin RICHARDSON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      It is intellectually dishonest to claim Texas could be anywhere without the heritages of histories of our Hispanic and Latin@-American and Black brothers and sisters. Their histories are crucial for all of us to learn, not "optional" or irrelevant. And for students who are Latin@ or Black, it is imperative to their health that they be represented in our educational materials. This proposition is shameful and predicated on the racist ideology that white history is superior, which is patently false. White history stands on the backs (sometimes literally) of others. It's time we heard their stories.

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    • Clarice Bales TUCSON, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      So they wanna get rid of all studies EXCEPT EUROPEAN history? Huh, yeah, that's not racist at all you scumbags. You want to erase everyone elses history because then you can keep on telling your lies about how amazing white history is and keep children of color at the bottom of the ladder.

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