“Outlawing Dolores Huerta” — She’s got great company in Tucson, AZ where Shakespeare’s The Tempest is Outlawed. Thou Shall Not Read!~ Or Shall We?

Do you celebrate your ethnic culture? Do you speak a language besides English? What’s your history? Where do you come from? Can people tell who you are by looking at your face? What do you read? What do you write? What music do you listen to? What does it mean to ‘be an American’? What does it mean to be human? Who are you? Where are your people ‘from’? Hmm?


Oh to be so feared as to be banned from Tucson.

Such is The Tempest.

dance a Caliban, twirl an Ariel,

ah Prospero what magic

do we dare now

love each other as ourselves

read what we please

why not

Isn’t America the home of the free?

Hmmmm, let me get back to you on that.

I hope The Bard is beside himself with glee wherever, whoever he be now.

Hundreds of years and stirring more than teacups with The Tempest.

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Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind


Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind is a documentary focuses on the elimination of the Mexican American Studies program within the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona. Under a federal de-segregation decree, Mexican American Studies was created and was successful at improving academic achievement. The documentary explores Arizona Attorney Tom Horne’s crusade as he and other state officials claim the program in Tucson is attempting to convince students to secede from the United States by creating “Aztlan.” Baffling students, parents and teachers, Outlawing Shakespeare explores why this tactic is being utilized.

The documentary explores how Arizona officials have outlawed books and authors such as renowned British author William Shakespeare because they believe he is to controversial.

Is there a rebellion in Tucson or are officials worried about an impending Latino majority in Arizona? The documentary explores how Arizona politics has become focused on race and adults blaming children and using intimidation to force students, teachers and parents not to speak out.

Passed in 2010, HB-2281 outlaws any curriculum focused on overthrowing the US government and focused on one ethnic group. This legislation is the only legislation ever to focus on the concept of “Aztlan” by a sitting attorney general of any state.

Outlawing Dolores Huerta: The Tucson Diaries


Gabriel Buelna

Published on Oct 17, 2013 on the tubesofyou

In 2006, Dolores Huerta visits Tucson High School and makes a speech. Within the speech, she states “Republicans Hate Latinos.” In 2010, Arizona Attorney Tom Horne and other politicians used these words as their rationale for passing HB-2281-The Ethnic Studies Ban. In this interview, Dolores Huerta discusses the statement and its affect.

For complete context, please watchhttp://www.outlawingshakespeare.com.

What’s in your head?


  1. October 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    It’s hard to believe Arizona is the next state over from California …

    • October 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Hard to believe California is so close to Arizona. Going from one universe to another must be tough on a Vizsla. Hey Dennis.

  2. simonhlilly said,

    October 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Seems like the fundamentalist, rabid Pigrim Fathers are reincarnating like flies at the moment……

    • October 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      And they’re loud about who they are and what they want. The quiet people need to start saying who they are and what they want instead of letting the ‘rabid’ ones steal the show all the time.
      Hello Simon. Got new tree poetry? Hmm?

      • simonhlilly said,

        October 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        Too much heat, too much fire, these humans have, always burning, burning, eating, moving, consuming. Never resting, always agitiated, causing friction, rubbing, rubbing. Their souls long for water, rest and floating, cooling, cooling, thirsts quenched, tidal breath….

        I have been collating some other bits of art and writing recently, so the other muselings seem a little quiet at the moment….

      • October 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm

        Hmm. well I need to come wander among your old ways growing new soon.
        tidal breath—oooo, I like. )

  3. slpmartin said,

    October 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I would like to say I’m surprised by such behavior…but sadly I’m not.

    • October 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Not suprised, but wow, they’ve got audacity misrepresenting and deliberately twisting things to suit their agendas. Time to fight their mindset with mindfire.

  4. Ye Pirate said,

    October 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Just shocking.

    • October 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      And there’s more where this came from. AZ has been a certain sort of ‘hot bed’ of bad things for at least a couple hundred years. Where the hell are the Charles Gatewoods of our time? Hmm?

      • October 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm

        Sorry, background info for that comment:

        Agreeing to meet with General Miles, Geronimo’s band rode with Gatewood to Lawton’s camp in Guadalupe Canyon, the entrance to the United States. Lawton received Geronimo and agreed to allow the Apaches to retain their weapons for defense against nearby Mexican troops.[16] Lawton left for a heliograph station to send word to Miles, leaving Lieutenant Abiel Smith in command.[16] Smith and Wood wanted to disarm the Apaches because they were prisoners-of-war. Smith told Gatewood that he wanted a meeting with Geronimo’s men, but Gatewood refused because he knew Smith wanted to murder Geronimo, rather than bring him to Miles.[16] Smith persisted and Gatewood threatened to “blow the head off the first soldier in line”, who was Leonard Wood, Wood left to write a dispatch and Gatewood turned to the next man, Smith, who finally relented.[16]

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