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…I’m also strangely pleased that the folks of Arizona have officially announced their fear of an educated underclass. You give those brown kids some books about brown folks and what happens? Those brown kids change the world. In the effort to vanish our books, Arizona has actually given them enormous power. Arizona has made our books sacred documents now. Sherman Alexie, responding to his books being removed from classrooms as part of the banning of ethnic studies programs in Tuscon, Arizona earlier this year. Full response here, more on the ban here. (via yourathenaeum)