Eva Longoria Slams Ban on Mexican American Studies, Calls It 'Criminal'

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Eva Longoria isn't one to hold back. As Arizona state legislature continues to prohibit the Mexican American studies curriculum, the Mexican-American actress and activist made her stance known after moderating a panel on the Latino vote at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists conference. 

“I think it’s even more tragic than SB 1070,” Longoria told The Huffington Post. “This is where our communities can learn about our history and to prevent anyone from doing that is criminal.”

Longoria holds a Master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge. The comments come after the Arizona legislature voted in 2010 to ban courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government or that foster racial resentment or promote ethnic solidarity. 

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