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Saving Our Culture

Published on May 10, 2012 by in Columns

The Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges once said, “I always imagine Paradise as a kind of a library.”  This quote was one of the many thoughts racing through my mind one evening last week, as I sat at a small wooden table in the Cultural Center de Mesilla, surrounded by books.  Across from me sat

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Banned Books: Writers Speak Out

Published on March 15, 2012 by in Columns

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the Tucson Unified School District’s effort to remove nearly 100 books from its campuses, and the dismantling of ethnic studies programs by state officials.  (The overwhelming majority of those banned books were by writers of color, primarily targeting Chicano and Native-American authors.)  I also shared with you the story

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