Texas panel tentatively OKs restoring ‘Mexican American’ in course title


Heeding the calls of scholars and activists who said a proposed name for a Mexican-American studies course was insulting, the State Board of Education tentatively approved changing the name Wednesday.

Instead of “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent,” the high school social studies elective course will be called “Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies” if given final approval by the board.

Although leaving “Ethnic Studies” in the title was proposed by board member Georgina Cecilia Pérez, a Democrat from El Paso, fellow Democrats took issue with it. They wanted the name of the course simply to be “Mexican American Studies,” but ultimately joined Republicans in the unanimous vote.

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