Have they gone completely loco in Arizona?
The Arizona Department of Education is going after teachers who speak with a heavy accent, according to a story by Miriam Jordan in The Wall Street Journal.
And lawmakers also passed a bill targeting ethnic studies programs in public schools, according to The Colorado Independent.
What are they going to do next prevent schools from teaching about Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Farm Workers of America?
It's bad enough they passed an immigration law that will result in racial profiling.
Thousands of people are expected to march in Chicago and across the nation Saturday, also May Day, against Arizona's new immigration law and in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
This week President Obama indicated it would be too hard to pass immigration reform soon, according to a story by Suzanne Gamboa of the Associated Press.
"I don't want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn't solve the problem," Obama told reporters Wednesday night aboard Air Force One.
Well that message isn't going to sit well with immigrant rights supporters across the country.
We already saw a group of people arrested Tuesday outside an immigration detention center in the Chicago suburbs.
And on May Day we could see more.
Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is expected to protest outside the White House Saturday and may get himself arrested, according to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.
A group of young Chicago activists also is traveling Saturday to Michigan, because President Obama is going to speak in Ann Arbor.
Protests and civil disobedience were cornerstones of the civil rights campaigns of the past. And I believe we are seeing an emerging Latino civil rights movement that will use those tactics.
The Arizona law has fired it up.
Some people who have commented on this blog still don't get that this Arizona law isn't simply about police being able to arrest undocumented immigrants. The law allows police check a person's immigration status if there is "reasonable suspicion."
So speaking Spanish, having an accent or brown skin could make anybody suspicious. That includes people who are U.S. citizens.
I will end with some words by one of my favorite performers Lila Downs, whose father was American and mother Mexican from Oaxaca. She also is playing in Chicago tonight at the House of Blues.
"When did you come to America?" she asks reminding me that all of us, except the Native Americans, came from somewhere else.