The First Amendment of U.S. Bill of Rights states:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Therefore, it is our absolute right as Americans to study all books of all types; including those that are part of an Ethnic Studies curriculum. Most of you are probably familiar with Communist China's banning and burning of certain books throughout history, and most of you probably thought it could never happen in the U.S. Unfortunately, you had been mistaken. The state of Arizona has banned and intends to ban books written from the cultural perspective of different ethnicities; this deprives students of all ages from multi-cultural education which is ironic, considering the U.S. is sought to be one of the most culturally diverse countries in the entire world.
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