The Week in Quotes (Nov. 13 – 19)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Donald Trump, when asked how women would access abortion care if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Yeah, well, they’ll perhaps have to go, they’ll have to go to another state.

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Dan Rather, on the urgent need to #StandUp4Science now that Donald Trump is set to become president.

In the end, science is about hope; it’s about expanding our horizons, and endeavoring to understand more. It is an instinct so deeply human, and an instinct we need now more than ever.

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UT-Austin professor Emilio Zamora, on the deeply flawed Mexican-American studies textbook and how the text’s authors responded to critiques.

We work long and hard to obtain our doctorates. We put up with a lot of problems to be in a position now where we can speak with authority. When these people claim that they’re above our criticism, they’re challenging and questioning our authority … Is this racism or not? I don’t know, I can’t get in their heads. But I can tell you that I feel offended.

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Tony Diaz, a Mexican-American studies professor and ethnic studies advocate, on the Texas State Board of Education’s rejection of the proposed Mexican-American studies textbook.

This marks a new chapter where leaders, community, educators, writers, activists, parents and students unite to deliver the American Dream through education.

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Austin American-Statesman writer Gissela SantaCruz, on the deeply flawed Mexican-American studies textbook that was consideration by the Texas State Board of Education.

Our nation is currently facing a challenging time in history. Once again, division among communities is rampant and fierce. Textbooks can bridge that divide by helping students understand one another. Those history books, however, must rely on facts, not stereotypes, to recount the meaningful and diverse contributions both past and present — made by all.

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