He is the author of Assembly Bill 2016, which mandated the creation of the first state model ethnic studies curriculum.
Fast forward to today – in the wake of racial unrest, and the resurgence of hate and bigotry across our country – and the need for a comprehensive and inclusive ethnic studies model curriculum could not feel any more urgent.
The California Department of Education’s latest recommendations to the draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum are the right approach at the right time for our students.
Ethnic studies traditionally has focused on four core disciplines: African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano Latino Studies and Native American Studies.
Other commentary on the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum:“California students will fight for the ethnic studies education we deserve”“Inclusion of Jews in ethnic studies curriculum is essential”“Meaningful representation of Sikh Americans in ethnic studies would show progress for inclusion”“Another version of ‘ethnic studies’”