“A schizophrenic out for a walk is a better model than a neurotic lying on the analyst’s couch. A breath of fresh air, a relationship with the outside world. […] While taking a stroll outdoors […] (s)he is in the mountains, amid falling snowflakes, with other gods or without any gods at all, without a family, without a father or a mother, with nature.”—edited from Anti-Œdipus by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (via mitochondria)
Yesterday, the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies and 26 education and civil rights organizations filed a “friend of the court” brief in U.S. District Court in Tucson in an effort to declare Arizona’s ban on Mexican American Studies unconstitutional.
“We support the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District and are united in opposition to academic discrimination against Mexican American and Ethnic Studies. This respected field of study has been unjustly targeted and demonized by Arizona authorities, which is strangling the pursuit of a comprehensive education and silencing the perspective of Mexican Americans and their cultural background,” said NACCS past chair Devon Peña in a press release sent out yesterday.