“El Librotraficante” Tony Diaz Defies Ethnic Studies Book Ban with Caravan to Arizona, on Democracy Now

A DEMOCRACY NOW REPORT: Self-described book smuggler Tony Diaz, nicknamed “El Libro-Traficante,” is set to launch a small caravan to bring carloads of controversial books into Arizona that were recently banned by public school officials in Tucson after the city suspended its acclaimed Mexican American Studies program due to a state ban on the teaching of ethnic studies. “When Arizona tried to erase our history, we decided to make more,” Diaz says. “We’ve unleashed this informal network that’s galvanized into a national movement… People are forming groups to read the protested books, to read the books that have been confiscated. They’ve actually brought so much attention to our community that I think right now we really are on the verge of a Latino Renaissance.”

see the video at:

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/9/el_libro_traficante_tony_diaz_defies

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