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Ethnic Studies to Become Graduation Requirement at Cal State University Schools

by ECT

Ethnic Studies will soon be a requirement at the California State University system after the senate approved Assembly Bill 1460.  It will require ethnic studies course as a graduation requirement at the CSU system.

The bill, which was introduced by Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) advanced last Thursday in a 30-5 vote by the State Senate.

This bill, commencing with the 2020–21 2021–22 academic year, would require the California State University to provide for courses in ethnic studies at each of its campuses. The bill, commencing with the 2020–21 students graduating in the 2024–25 academic year, would require the California State University to require, as an undergraduate graduation requirement, the completion of, at minimum, one 3-unit course in ethnic studies, as specified.

Within the bill, is says ethnic studies are an interdisciplinary and comparative study of race and ethnicity with special focus on four historically defined racialized core groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina and Latino Americans.

Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) who presented the bill to the Senate took to Twitter say “ Proud to present #AB1460 – ethnic studies- on the Senate floor today. We have “white washed” history for too long- now it’s time for the truth! We cannot allow history to be sanitized any longer!”

Last May, the bill passed out of the Assembly Floor in a 59-17 vote. California is the 1st state in US to require ethnic studies for graduation!

Before the bill heads to Governor Gavin Newsom, it heads back to the State Assembly to approve minor language changes in the amendment made by the Senate.  If signed, the bill will become law.

How they voted:

Date: 06/18/20
Result: (PASS)
Location: Senate Floor
Ayes Count: 30
Noes Count: 5
NVR Count: 5
Assembly 3rd Reading AB1460 Weber et al. By Bradford
Allen, Archuleta, Atkins, Beall, Bradford, Caballero, Chang, Dodd, Durazo, Galgiani, Lena Gonzalez, Hertzberg, Hill, Hueso, Hurtado, Jackson, Leyva, McGuire, Mitchell, Monning, Pan, Portantino, Roth, Rubio, Skinner, Stern, Umberg, Wieckowski, Wiener, Wilk
Borgeas, Grove, Jones, Melendez, Morrell
Bates, Dahle, Glazer, Moorlach, Nielsen

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More BS Jun 23, 2020 - 9:21 am

Thats it!! Force their culture down peoples throats while they tear ours down!!
Unbelievable!! Now THAT is racist!!

Bryan Murphy Jun 25, 2020 - 1:53 pm

Do you really expect something better from the likes of Shirley Weber and Steven Bradford? C’mon!

Jane Jun 23, 2020 - 6:08 pm

That’s why I am not going to college here! Friggin’ Liberals.

Mary Anne Jun 23, 2020 - 7:59 pm

Wouldn’t you know it? That ugly fat pig, SHIRLEY WEBER, is at it again! I’m attending one of the state universities, but there is no way I would ever taken any of their freakin’ “ethnic” studies. I’ll just transfer out to Cal or UCLA or UC Irvine. Who needs a degree from a state school, anyway?

Sam the Clam Jun 23, 2020 - 11:07 pm

Good luck transferring from CSU to UC… plus it’s not going to be required until the class of 2025. Fucking crybabies. Hyper liberals irritate me as much as the next guy, but this is a perfectly reasonable bill, in my opinion.

Tracy G. Jun 25, 2020 - 12:48 am

Then take the fucking course and leave everyone else alone. I’m staring college in 2023. Still in high school here! I’m not falling for this liberal shit!

RRC Jun 24, 2020 - 2:46 am

It will be a cold day in hell when I take an “ethnic” studies class! Let the idiot who came up with this idea hold his breath until I do. I’m heading for UC San Diego in the fall but the classes will be taken online.

Antioch-Pittsburg Highway Jun 24, 2020 - 5:08 am

I passed my ethnic studies class and came away with a new appreciation for the contributions Latinos have made to the State of California. However, the Professor’s comments in class I only took with a grain of salt. Her ethnic glasses needed a new prescription as her views were seen through such a poor lens.

Margaret Beth Jun 24, 2020 - 8:29 am

Jeez these comments sounds like the people resisting integration in the 1960’s. You have to take elective classes anyways to get a a Bachelors degree, might as well be in something useful to society instead of badminton.

Lauren Evans Jun 25, 2020 - 12:39 am

Exactly, what is “useful” to society? I don’t want to “integrate” with a bunch of losers! A degree from a CSU system isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, by the way.

Lola Saavedra Jun 25, 2020 - 1:24 am

“Ethnic” studies are about as useful as fart in a windstorm!

Nicole Ann Jun 25, 2020 - 7:20 am

It gives education on something many don’t get in basic K-12 curriculum. It gives perspective on race relations in our country and how that shapes law, sociology, anthropology, economics, civil engineering, criminology, etc. It’s the same reason employers give “sensitivity training” because many Americans are not aware of their own learned biases in this country and it’s impact on their behavior. It’s a reason why other countries laugh at us ignorant and uninformed Americans. You’ve probably never left the USA and it shows.

Sheila Graham Jun 25, 2020 - 1:33 pm

Yes! We had “sensitivity training” at work led by a bald-headed, self-professed lesbian who didn’t know her ass from a hole in the ground! People were rolling their eyes! We laughed her out of the room! Our First Amendment gives us the right whom we can associate with.

Mireille Rosset Jun 25, 2020 - 1:44 pm

Europeans are pretty much ethnocentric in their individual countries. I’ve lived abroad (Sweden, Norway, Italy, Ethiopia) and I’m very aware how Europeans think. What they find odd is that Americans don’t seem to want to study different languages. I mean the USEFUL languages, but things are changing now. I hear more French, German, Italian, Portuguese around here more and more and that’s a good sign. More Americans travel abroad that people from any other nation.

Lola Saavedra Jun 25, 2020 - 1:48 pm

FYI, Nicole Ann, I travel abroad at least four times a year (but not this year because of the virus) and I have properties in two countries (Spain and Denmark) and that’s where I stay. So, you have no clue who’s who and what they do. Your comment is probably a reflection of your own experiences or lack thereof.

Jennifer Lewis Jun 25, 2020 - 1:37 pm

Maggie Beth — When I head for college in two years, I will take electives (geology, music for non-majors, physics for non-majors) and they will be useful and I’ll enjoy them. I will NOT be forced to take a course on something which is a waste of my time.

Robert C. Jun 24, 2020 - 3:51 pm

Why only the CSU system and not also the UC system?

Christine Chin Jun 25, 2020 - 12:43 am

CSU doesn’t charge tuition. The UC system charges LOTS. People will apply to universities in other states where this shit is not required. But what if you are required to pass the course and fail it because you don’t give a damn about it? Or you write a term paper blasting the whole process. What then?

Judy Phoenix Jun 25, 2020 - 4:52 pm

I just might sign up at one of the CSU campuses and work towards another degree and take those “ethnic” courses, but I will bring pages and pages of printouts of police crime reports and description of the ethnicity of the perpetrators and incorporate that in my term papers. I bet Webber and Bradford will be thrilled.

TSG Jun 25, 2020 - 10:01 pm

Ethnic studies mandatory. Next: gender studies mandatory. Next: math racist and abolished. There is no end to this. Stop it NOW.

Jg Jun 26, 2020 - 11:25 am

The more you focus and advertise Anything to do with race, the worse society gets. Keeping the pot stirred on the race subject will never allow it to be solved.

J. C. Orange Jun 26, 2020 - 1:37 pm

The more these idiots try to push this “ethnic acceptance” crap on others, the more people push back. The liberals are getting the exact opposite of what they want but are too dumb to realize it.

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