Mexican Civil Rights Movement

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“What 's gone on is still going on” (Professor Ambruster, lecture Oct. 6, 2014). History repeats itself over the years in different circ The Mexican lower-class society has gained rights throughout the years. The Mexican Constitution of 1824 was an almost perfect document where the people were given rights and they gained free elections. Even though this document was established, the promises were not actually put to practice. The population found itself in the same problems that had existed before the establishment of such a document. The revolution of 1910 is an important era in the journey to civil rights. “There was not one, single revolution. The country was divided and each fraction sought a different goal” (Soto-Laveaga, lecture Oct …show more content…
One of the main reasons has been continous abuse, deaths, and disappearances in Mexico during the last decade. There has been numerous protests of students in the country were many are killed or disappeared like the case of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa. There was the Tlateloco protest in 1968 where students were protesting against the lack of democracy. It took place in La Casa de las tres Colturas in Tlateloco, Mexico. “The tragic incident of October 1968 took place in the same location as the Spanish massacre of the Aztecs at Tlatelolco almost 500 years before”(Ruiz, Sanders, and Sommers). These students were protesting about the money that was being spent on the Olympic Games that year. Hundreds of protesters were killed and injured. Another important protest that ended in tragedy is recognized as the Halconazo massacre where students were killed by the military. They were again protesting against the government 's repression against students and disappearances of civilians around Mexico. There was also the UNAM protests in the 1900s and more reent was the Atenco protest 2006. Atenco was famous for resisting the displacement of civilians ' homes for the building of a new airport. Through these protests and manifestations where most resulted in massacres we see a pattern of repression and …show more content…
It is a beautiful subject that makes me profoundly happy and proud of being Mexican. Although we are abused, killed, and oppressed by our own government we are able to obtain our nationalism and patriotism outside of that country. We are able to identify with our culture through food and holidays that have crossed national borders. For example, there are many Mexicans and people that without being Mexican celebrate el Dia de los Muertos and Cinco de Mayo. I am a good example of this. Although I was brought into the United States very young, I don 't assimilate with the US 's costumes and holidays. I have always preserved my Mexican roots and not tried to be someone that I 'm not. As I said before, it is very astounding that although there is so much crime, corruption, dead, disappearances, and repression in our natal country we are able to maintain or nationalism and identity as Mexicans. I believe this is one of the reasons why we are so tired of the corruption. Mexico has so much potential, but it 's all clouded by the cartels and the government 's

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