About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Northern Arizona is Hiring

So, I see that Northern Arizona University is hiring a new Latin America scholar this year. I suppose the power of the desperation of the job market will overwhelm the ethics of Latin Americanists in their initial call to boycott Arizona. I simply can't imagine in this job climate that the job will go un-applied for. I think that is a shame.

Recent shootings aside, the New York Times just ran an article on shutting down Latino literature courses in Tucson. I think this is one of the horrific controls on speech that has gotten far too little press. As the article in the Times states of Curtis Acosta's class:
Mr. Acosta’s class and others in the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American program have been declared illegal by the State of Arizona — even while similar programs for black, Asian and American Indian students have been left untouched.
Arizona, you are right, we do need to build a wall on a border in this country - around Arizona.

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