Texas SBOE vs. Dolores Huerta

by Ryan

Dolores Huerta doesn’t have a lot of fans at the Texas State Board of Education. In January the co-founder of United Farm Workers of America was stripped from a Grade 3 list of “historical and contemporary figures who have exemplified good citizenship.”

Earlier today, the board again clashed over the inclusion of Huerta, with social conservatives trotting out a series of attacks against her: she is a socialist…she doesn’t embody American values…her “negative” comments make people uncomfortable. Most bizarrely, David Bradley said she doesn’t deserve inclusion because she isn’t dead yet!

In the end, Huerta failed to meet the board’s standards for good citizenship. Watch for yourself:

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