"The only other time a book of mine was banned was in 1986, when the apartheid government in South Africa banned ‘Strangers in Their Own Country,’ a curriculum I’d written that included a speech by then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela,” said Bill Bigelow [ed. of Rethinking Columbus], who serves as curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine, and co-directs the online Zinn Education Project. ”We know what the South African regime was afraid of. What is the Tucson school district afraid of?"
In regards to the superintendent of public instruction in Arizona passing a ban on Mexican-American studies, and any books or units where “race, ethnicity, and oppression are central themes.”
Oh, he also compared Mex-Am studies to Nazi indoctrination. Who the fuck put him in charge?