The New Dead Zone in U.S. (Part 4)

By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: May 15, 2010

BOYCOTT — To join together in refusing to deal with, attend, buy, service, as to punish or coerce

CALIFORNIA (BASN) — Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed another senate bill HB 2281 eliminating Ethnic Studies in high schools, specifically Latino-Mexican American Studies.

Stating that these classes unfairly demeans white American culture and promotes ethnic chauvinism. Wait a second, is this not what other minorities in the United States had to deal with in American schools in silence the last 300 years.

In the Constitution of the United States of America

AMENDMENT XIV- Civil Rights states

‘Section 1. All Persons born or naturalized in the United States , and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside.

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’

The state of Arizona will be defying Amendment XIV of the U.S. Constitution when they arrest a naturalized Latino-American in 2011 under the new 1070 immigration law.

One reasonable answer to this state’s recent legal actions would be a political and economic boycott of Arizona .

This includes not attending future football, baseball, and basketball games. It also includes not doing any business that generates revenue in this state.

In February of 2011, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) title game is scheduled to be played in Glendale , Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium . There is a question whether this southwest border state deserve the profits from this game?

Should Arizona politicians be rewarded for writing laws that racially profile certain groups? Should the residents of Arizona profit from the hard work of minority residents in the Grand Canyon State ?

The answer is clear.

The Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on December 31, 2010 will end the pre BCS Bowls on New Years Eve. This game will be free television advertising for tourism in the southwest state.

The networks and ad companies should rethink this position.

Should the State of Arizona financially gain profits from the misfortunes of individuals that have supported the state with their manual labor? Every advertiser that supports these games in Arizona should feel economic fury from sports fans by not buying their products.

On January 1st 2011 another bowl game will also be played in the state of Arizona .

The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, in Glendale will be the beginning of the yearly BCS Bowl Championship Series, in 2011. It would also be wonderful to see an empty stadium with only the football players, coaches, and officials on the field.

The Pac-10 Conference has two members in the state of Arizona – the University of Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State University Sun Devils. Should the other members of the Pac-10 boycott their games?

What about boycotting other Arizona schools like Southwestern College , Northern Arizona, Arizona Western College, Eastern Arizona College , and Central Arizona College .

Should they also be picketed?

There are 280 schools of higher learning in this state, should they also be on the list? This list below show the profits made after bowl games and why the state of Arizona should not share in these profits.

H ere are the BCS bowl profits and averages per team for the last two years.

They’re what my BASN colleagues call the “Five Familys”.


2007-08: Profit — $19,263,649, Average/Team – $1.6 Million

2008-09: Profit — $18,765,375, Average/Team – $1.56 Million

Big East

2007-08: Profit — $14,197,021, Average/Team – $1.77 Million

2008-09: Profit — $15,526,656, Average/Team – $1.94 Million

Big Ten

2007-08: Profit — $24,394,305, Average/Team – $2.2 Million

2008-09: Profit — $23,846,330, Average/Team – $2.17 Million

Big 12

2007-08: Profit — $21,706,427, Average/Team – $1.81 Million

2008-09: Profit — $22,521,061, Average/Team – $1.88 Million


2007-08: Profit — $17,647,012, Average/Team – $1.76 Million

2008-09: Profit — $18,766,786, Average/Team – $1.88 Million


2007-08: Profit — $28,991,720, Average/Team – $2.42 Million

2008-09: Profit — $28, 362,667, Average/Team – $2.36 Million

Should these Arizona schools and the state be entitled to Pac-10′s BCS profits if they continue to violate their state’s citizens (legal or undocumented) Civil Rights?

If the state of Arizona recieves Federal funding, the city, county, or state cannot discrimate. The state of Arizona will violate this law if they arrest any Mexican-American that has citizens papers.

The 1070 Immigaration Law leaves the door wide open for abuse and misuse.