600 years later, the same wealthy families remain wealthy


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Previous economic research has suggested that a family’s economic advantages (or disadvantages) usually dissipate within a few generations. New research by Italian economists Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Moretti begs to differ. The Bank of Italy economists used a unique tool, a 1427 census of Florence, to compare the wealth and occupation of Florentine families 600 years ago to those same families in 2011. “The top earners among the current taxpayers were found to have already been at the top of the socioeconomic ladder six centuries ago,” Barone and Moretti explain in an essay on their findings at the Center for Economic Policy Research’s Vox site.

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VIDEO: White Privilege in Arizona on full display during Federal Court hearing defending ban of Ethnic Studies

White Privilege was on full display this week at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco this past Monday, January 12th, 2015 as the State of Arizona defended its Ethnic Studies Ban law that was being challenged by two Chicanas, Maya Arce and Korina Lopez, from TUSD.

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HuffPo Live to discuss Tucson’s new MAS without inviting the creators?

While it is good that the nation is discussing Tucson issues… couldn’t they at least invite one of the creators of CLASS to answer questions during this discussion?

Ethnic Studies Are Back! Sort Of… – HuffPost Live

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MAS Teacher Curtis Acosta press conference announcing departure from TUSD

Nationally Acclaimed M.A.S Teacher, Curtis Acosta, Announces Departure from TUSD

Tucson, AZ – On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Prescott College Tucson Center 2233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ., 85719 Mexican American Studies teacher Curtis Acosta will be holding a press conference at 10:00 am announcing his plans for continuing educational success for students in Tucson and throughout the nation.

ethnic studiesAcosta will outline the expansion of Chicana/o Literature Art and Social Studies (CLASS), a class specifically for high school students to receive college credit through a partnership with Prescott College.

Acosta created CLASS last August in response to the elimination of the nationally recognized and highly acclaimed Mexican American Studies Department by the TUSD Governing Board in 2012.

In addition to CLASS, Acosta will officially launch the Acosta Latino Learning Partnership, his educational consulting firm committed to helping teachers and education professionals create dynamic learning experiences like MAS and CLASS through culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum.

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NPR asks if White Stereotypes are bad, but do we even notice Minority Stereotypes on TV?

On cable TV, there’s a whole truckload of reality shows that make fun of working-class, white Southern culture. They are some of the most popular and talked about new shows, too, such as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

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