Arizona has become the latest jurisdiction to challenge continuing federal oversight over a key provision of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1965. Officials in Phoenix filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, saying requirements to preclear all local voting changes with the U.S. Justice Department are unconstitutional.
The top proponent of the new Arizona law targeting the state's ethnic studies programs defends the controversial measure, which bans ethnic studies classes that "promote resentment" of other racial groups.
A new Arizona law bans ethnic studies classes in public schools that "promote resentment" of other racial groups. State Schools Superintendent Tom Horne says that the legislation is "designed to get schools to teach kids to treat each other as individuals and not on the basis of what race they were born into." But the measure has drawn criticism from educators and citizens who say the classes don't promote resentment. What do you think?
Here are some facts from tonight's program that you may find interesting. • The average wage for H1-b computer workers is $12,000 below the median U.S. Wage for the same occupation and location. Source: Low Salaries for Low Skills/John Miano • Wages for 84% of H1-b computer workers were below the median U.S. wage for the same occupation and location. Source: Low Salaries for Low Skills/John Miano • 87% of visas approved went to workers classified as intern or entry-level positions (Level One and Level Two workers). Source: USCIS • Five of the top six employers of H1-b Visa workers are Indian companies. Source:USCIS • 44% of petitions for H1-b visas went to people from India Source: USCIS • 65% of petitions for H2-b visas were for people 25 to 34 Source: USCIS The occupation with highest median salary was "fashion model" at $100,000 Source: USCIS • The occupation with lowest median salary was "religion and theology" at