Chicano Moratorium

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  • Chicano Student Program

    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…

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  • Autobiography Of The Brown Buffalo And Ana Castillo's So Far From God

    Both Oscar Zetas Autobiography of the Brown Buffalo and Ana Castillo’s Novel So Far From God are examples of the use of magic realism and mythology in Chicano/a literature. However, both pieces of Chicano/a literature display their own unique interpretation of self-identity. Beginning with the plot of the Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Oscar is a lawyer at the East Oakland Legal Aid society. He drives to his office in downtown San Francisco only to discover that his secretary, who usually…

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  • Tame A Wild Tongue Chicano Language

    (Anzaldua 2947). She later evaluates the different languages the Chicano speaks and where they use them. She goes into more…

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  • Chicano Movement

    “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.…

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  • Feminism In La Femenista

    is to fight the Anglo oppression through the emphasis on a united familial unit and cultural identity. With the single objective in mind, the Chicano movement viewed the Chicana feminism as “irrelevant and Anglo-inspired” and completely rejected Chicana feminism from their movement for the sake of unity among the Chicano community (Gomez 184). The Chicano movement regarded sexism as a consequence of racism; this type of sentiment is reflected in Crenshaw’s analysis of domestic violence against…

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  • Women's Role In The Chicano Movement

    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…

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  • The Couple In The Cage Analysis

    The Couple in the cage was a performance, filmed into a documentary of artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco. Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Mexican–American performance and installation artist and writer, as well as an activist and educator. His works revolves around the issue of the north–south border and US–Mexican interactions. Gómez-Peña is deemed as a pioneer of performance art, experimental radio, video and installation art. His works often involve dense texts, a collaboration with…

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  • Please Don T Bury Me Alive Analysis

    … and the earth did not swallow him, Bless Me Ultima and Walkout my perspectives on Chicano Cinema entirely became different from the impression I had before, on the subject. I had heard of the word Chicano before and knew that it is associated with being Mexican-American but I had no extensive knowledge of all that applies to being a Chicano, Chicano history, culture, heritage and what is considered a Chicano film. I know my roots and where I come from but sadly I was never schooled about The…

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  • Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

    rights struggle involving Mexican Americans, Asians, LGBT community etc. I became heavily interested in this topic my first semester here at state once I took a latino studies course where we touched bases on the Chicano movement that occurred in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Growing up Chicano this issue and movement hit home and intrigued me a great deal considering in school I 've only ever learned about black and white racism during the civil rights movement. This topic should be further explored…

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  • Tame A Wild Tongue Discrimination

    and racism of Chicano people, who live in the United States of America, done onto them by Americans and Mexicans. With outside research and utilizing resources provided in my environment, such as the Internet and translators and a small conducted interview with people from Hispanic background, I was able to fully understand and analyze the excerpt titled “How To Tame A Wild Tongue,” provided by Gloria Anzaldua. When writing, I planned on identifying my audience as the oppressed Chicano people…

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