Friday, June 11, 2010

LA social studies teacher took students to protest Arizona's SB 1070

Jose Lara, a social studies teacher in Los Angeles, took students to Phoenix to protest the Arizona immigration bill that follows the federal law. Donald Douglas has video and commentary over at American Power including this:
A video posted on YouTube shows LA social studies teacher Jose Lara interviewing teachers and students on May 28 at the headquarters of an organization calling for a Mexican revolution on U.S. soil. Soon after he shot the video, many in the group left for an overnight "freedom ride" to Phoenix to protest what Lara tells the camera is a "racist and outrageous" law.

Four days later, the school board president implored the superintendent of schools to ensure that students in the district be taught that Arizona's law is "un-American" and Jim Crow-like. The law, passed in April, empowers law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of people they think may be in the country illegally.
You may also want to check out the Fox News link. Donald went to Arizona to cover the rally and has fantastic photos of the day's events as he documented the protest of SB 1070.

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