Ariz. gov signed bill targeting ethnic studiesPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting an ethnic studies program in a Tucson school district.
State schools chief Tom Horne, a Republican running for Attorney General, says the district's ethnic studies program promotes "ethnic chauvinism" and racial resentment toward whites.
The measure prohibits classes that advocate ethnic solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or that promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group. The Tucson Unified School District denies its program promotes resentment.
Six United Nations human rights experts said Tuesday they were concerned about the measure because everyone has the right to learn about his own cultural and linguistic heritage.