Chicano Moratorium

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  • Chicano Moratorium Analysis

    In the “Chicano Moratorium” we saw the protest against the Vietnam War that was held in East Los Angeles in August 29, 1970. On this short documentary we saw the violence that police were using against the protestors which in this case a lot of them were Chicanos. The level of violence that use on this protests was horrible because there was no need for that much use of violence from the police. Honestly all the elements above can be connected to the “Chicano Moratorium”, for example The Decolonization of Minds in the documentary they mention how Chicanos see whites” white people keep remind us that we are nothing but bandidos”. This highlights the element of The Decolonization of Minds because it keeps reminded Chicanos that they’re no good…

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  • Chicano Community Observation Report

    There are many outlets in which officials can gain the ability to scrutinize, regulate, and influence every action and behavior one makes therefore allowing surveillance to greatly affect the use of public space by standardizing who, when and where protests, art and many other social activities can occur. Visiting Broadway and Whittier Blvd. in Los Angeles gave me a broader view of how this urban space has been used to illustrate important events of Chicano community members. On my commute to…

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  • Always Running Summary

    education. However, in the later of the book it focusses on the Chicano movement during the 1970’s. A common theme in Always running besides gang life is police brutality. In one of the primary documents about the rise of the black panthers Huey newton mentions that the police were impolite and would not hesitate to shoot and kill a black male even at time in the back. This reminded me of when Miguel was shot in the back by police officers in Always running and that led an enormous amount of…

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  • Essay On Sexual Stereotypes In The Media

    illustrations, posters, magazines and newspapers, the images were an important part of what the ideal is, what an “American” should look like and behave (Sexual Stereotypes in the Media, 2009). This raises eyebrows and questions, how powerful media can be that we as the consumer cannot do much but to obey it? In Chavez-Garcia’s article “The Interdisciplinary Project of Chicana History,” she evaluates the Chicano history by taking a closer look at the ignored area study: La Chicanas. Even when…

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  • Pero Que Mas Analysis

    white feminism. I knew what white feminism was, but I believed the word feminism alone was the “right” term. However, I have felt more inspired by “Third World Feminism ”- by “Xicana feminism”. It encompassed more than realizing that being a woman meant being hollered out by men who look like your tio across the street. Maybe for me, it had to do with the way my tia whispered, “hush mija, es tu primo, nada paso”. But, que mas? My re-membering is influenced by Moraga’s story An Irrevocable…

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  • Essay On Chicano Movement

    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…

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  • The Mexican American Summary

    1. FOR WHAT AUDIENCE WAS THE DOCUMENT WRITTEN? a.The audience that it was written for were for Chicanos. Chicanos advocated nationalism and sovereignty for Mexican Americans. It was also to show awareness of the mistreatment that Mexican-Americans have had to endure from the “gringo” since being invaded by Europeans. “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán,” brought a spirit to the Mexican-Americans to show a movement and unit as a race. 2. DOCUMENT INFORMATION (There are many possible ways to…

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  • The Chicano Movement In The 1970's

    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…

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  • Living Up The Street Gary Soto Analysis

    As a child, Gary Soto imagined that he would “marry Mexican poor, work Mexican hours, and in the end die a Mexican death, broke and in despair” (Soto, “Living Up The Street” 184). Although this may seem surprising coming from the renowned modern Chicano poet of “Saturday at the Canal”, it was the inevitable fate of many in his childhood community. Soto grew up in Fresno, California at the heart of San Joaquin Valley’s agricultural industry in the mid-20th century, where everyone in his family…

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  • Chicanas In America Summary

    Chicanas in America faces difficulties when seeking their identity. Although Chicanas/o find it difficult to balance two cultures, they feel isolated doing so. The author acknowledges the power of what art and literature obtains when carrying out their goal or message. Chicanas uses these tools to aware the public about issues they face and how hard it is to be a Chicana in two distinct cultures. Many Chicana struggles with their identity and they communicate through art and literature.…

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