*First Arizona enacted a law which critics charged was racist because it appeared to require law enforcement authorities to engage in racial profiling.

Specifically, the law instructed the police to stop and question anyone they suspected to be in the country illegally.

Hispanic human rights groups were outraged and they were joined in their denunciations by African American civil rights organizations as well as liberal white groups.

However, last week the state moved a step further in an apparent anti-minority direction. Governor Jan Brewer signed into law legislation which could effectively ban Hispanic and Black studies programs from the state’s classrooms.

The measure prohibits classes which advocate racial solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or which promote resentment toward another ethnic group.

As written the law could prevent the teaching white mistreatment and discrimination against Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans. (source: Taylor Media Services)