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‘It’s just the beginning.’ California lawmakers send CSU ethnic studies bill to Newsom

Stevie Ruiz, assistant professor in the Department of Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge, said ethnic studies is not just about multiculturalism. It also helps students see how race shapes society, deconstructs unconscious and explicit racial biases rooted in stereotypes and examine how the most disenfranchised are treated. It is intertwined with the fabric of everyday life: Ruiz pointed to disproportional deaths among African Americans and other ethnic groups from COVID-19 that are rooted in racism and inequality.

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