Chicano

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 47 - About 461 Essays
  • Better Essays

    Essay On Chicano Movement

    • 1357 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Chicano is a very common word in a Mexican American population dense area. Many say that the word Chicano is slang for Mexicano, and others say it’s a unique way to call those first-born Americans that come from Mexican parents. To historians and sociologists, the word “Chicano” was used for those who struggled between identifying themselves as Mexicans or as Americans. This word represents everything that we’ve overcome since WWII and before that. This word first came as a movement, The Chicano Movement, which fought for many of the same equal rights that African American’s were for. Not only did these movements fight for segregation, but also for improvement for life, work life, and educations. Education and segregation was one of the main concerns for Chicanos. Many different cases before the 1960’s triggered Mexican Americans to stop the continuous segregation. From Mendez’ case in California to Brown v. Board of Education which was about African Americans but still affected Mexican Americans in very similar ways. The Chicano Movement was an organized effort by majority Mexican Americans to fight for political empowerment . Theses movements began around the 1960’s and the 1970’s; they…

    • 1357 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    Chicano Movement

    • 1619 Words
    • 7 Pages

    “To me, you have to declare yourself a Chicano to be a Chicano. That makes a Chicano a Mexican-American with a defiant political attitude that centers on his or her right to self-definition. I 'm a Chicano because I say I am” (Marin). A Chicano may be defined as a person of Mexican origin residing in the United States, but mostly someone who is politically active. For many years, the Mexican-Americans have been highly discriminated throughout the United States, but mostly in the southwest area.…

    • 1619 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Chicano Movement Summary

    • 673 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Professor Cherrie Moraga of Stanford University is considered to be one of the most influential women in the women’s liberation movement. Living in a white, heterosexual man’s world, lesbian Chicana Moraga understood her sexuality would alienate her in a Chicano culture that is highly against homosexuality. She understood her defiant characteristics coupled with her being a woman would naturally raise questions about her sexuality in a Chicano community that has purported strong, defiant women…

    • 673 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Chicano Student Program

    • 1060 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Chicano Student Program As a result of the most recent election, many minorities, such as hispanics and latinos, are terrified for the seemingly desolate future. Many chicanos panic that their rights as human beings may be taken away and that their daily lives will be even more troublesome. Some fear that there is no safe place for them to go, however there is a inconspicuous source that lies within UCR that acts as safe space for students. A little past beyond the infamous HUB, directly across…

    • 1060 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    “La raza! / Méjicano! / Español! / Latino! / Chicano! / Or whatever I call myself / I look the same / I feel the same / I cry / And / Sing the same. / I am the masses of my people and / I refuse to be absorbed. / I am Joaquín” (Gonzales, 1969). These powerful words were taken from Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales’s, poem “I am Joaquin”, which revolutionized the definition of “Chicano” in the late 1900’s. Although many are challenging the traditional definition of Chicano social identity as it was seen…

    • 1674 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    Facing disenfranchisement and exclusion from the mainstream American society as well as political Chicano movements, Chicana activists nonetheless stood up for their rights and mobilized to create their own organizations such as the Comisión Feminil Mexicana Nacional in 1970. Activists such as Martha Cotera also called on LRUP to make room for feminists and helped organize pioneering Chicana feminist meetings in Houston during 1971 and 1972. The efforts of Chicana activists brought to light…

    • 1734 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, which fought for Mexican American Civil Right with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment. Chicano movement goals included many issues like restoration of land grants, improved education, farm workers' rights, and to voting and political rights. Generally, the Chicano Movement addressed negative cultural stereotypes of Mexicans. Chicano movement included many people from different culture to…

    • 450 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Growing up with a Chicano (Mexican-American) and a Native-American background, I’ve experienced much of the fulfillment of being included with the URMs (Underrepresented minorities) experience. URMs is defined as African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos— who have historically comprised a minority of the U.S. population are growing in size and influence (nacme.org). Growing up in a small town, with primarily Caucasians, can really be intimidating, as most minorities are…

    • 728 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    Question #1 Chicanos have gone through a lot and specifically thought out the 1970’s. The Chicano movement in the 1970’s can be described as powerful, political, and history changing. It was just not the adults who struggled, the Chicano youth took a part too. For instance, the youth were struggling with identity, equal education, and just plain discrimination. Chicano youth struggle with identity because when they are in the United States they are pressured into giving in into the dominant…

    • 1681 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Chicano Movement fought for inclusivity, but unfortunately, the dominant traditional definition of Chicano is associated with machismo and male chauvinism which fails to recognize a Chicana. As a result, this primary characteristic of a Chicano oppressed Mexican American women and excluded them from the customary identity which gave rise to the Chicana Movement in the 1960s. This was one of the first actions that occurred in order to redefine the Chicano identity. Ironically, the Chicana…

    • 1670 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 47