|Tito Jackson and Felix Arroyo (Photo: Vimeo.com)|
BOSTON, MA – Tomorrow Boston City Councilors Felix Arroyo and Tito Jackson are requesting a hearing to consider adding the Latino and Asian history to the high-school curriculum “On the heels of a proposal to make Black history a required part of the Boston high-school curriculum”, the Universal Hub (UH) reports.
The latter was co-sponsored by Councilor Jackson.
“At a brief hearing on the issue last month, Arroyo supported that idea, but said Latino history is equally important,” UH reports. “In their requests for hearings on the Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander issue, the two write that Latinos make up 43% of the BPS student body and that it's important for students to know learn about the contributions Latinos and Asians and Pacific Islanders have made”.
While we are at it, why not considering adding the Cape Verdean history and contributions to the different Massachusetts communities to the proposal as well? Cape Verdeans, along side the Chinese residents, make up the third largest immigrant ethnic community in Boston and have had a significant impact on the fabric and history of the Bay State dating back to 1800s.