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    No, i don’t think the School board was right for banning the Mexican-American Raza program because from what i heard that program was the only program the students felt like they can be themselves and not feel ashamed and learn more about their culture. Also how I think it could have benefited a lot of kids who are interested in these kind of stuff just to go more in depth with who they were. And if the kids were happy and not causing any harm to anyone they shouldn’t have taken it down. I feel like they did because the school board was scared they were probably going to unveil the truth about the so called “great people” from history that were racist and what not. Just by looking how emotional the students got and were expressing them self on the last day some of them said how in this class they were understood and felt like if it were their second home so in my opinion that’s all the reasons why the program should have continued. Overall I disagree with the school board decisions and hopefully in the future we can have programs like that again

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    • Agreed, because if they don’t learn about their culture the Mexicans are always going to be with questions. I agree that you said they feel themselves when coming to a program like this. Since they get to know more about who they are and why their skin is beautiful. As a Mexican, they would say many reasons why not to be ashamed. It was important for them as Mexicans to have more value for themselves and not give up on who they are. Which was a hard striving struggle to get to where they were at. It had brought a lot of hate in those books. But what did the Mexican program do? They taught them that being a Chicano has a lot of power because it is meaningful in the way they are and not just hides but shows who they really are as a Mexican Chicano.

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