Tuesday, May 25, 2010

American Anthropological Association Joins Arizona Boycott

The American Anthropological Association has passed a resolution condemning the Arizona anti-immigration law. Click on the title of this post to link to the press release, which states in part:

"The AAA has a long and rich history of supporting policies that prohibit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion or sexual orientation," AAA Executive Board Member (and resolution author) Debra Martin said in a statement issued today. "Recent actions by the Arizona officials and law enforcement are not only discriminatory; they are also predatory and unconstitutional."

The AAA resolution also pledges that the association as a whole will refuse to hold a scholarly conference in Arizona until SB 1070 is either repealed or struck down as constitutionally invalid.

Here's the URL for the press release and the resolution: