José Ángel Gutiérrez

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    Chicano Movement

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    “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. This fact results interesting since this happened in the territory that once belonged to them. One main reason for such discrimination would be the fact that people could not spread their opinions, and even if they could they did not carry any weight. However, thanks to the courage of some people this fact has been changing as they have given it more importance to the Mexican-American community. For instance, Jose Angel Gutierrez has impacted the betterment of the Mexican-Americans in the United States with his active political action, creating the Mexican American Youth Organization, La Raza Unida Party and several other important organizations, stood up for what was once part of Mexico named Aztlan, and not giving up after all the disapproval. One of Jose Angel Gutierrez’s main contributions to the Mexican-American society was the creation of the Mexican American Youth Organization, also known as MAYO. Being a Mexican-American born during the twentieth century was a huge struggle,…

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    Looking at the picture of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, I can notice several things right away. The picture shows a cave that resembles a grave. People are living in the cave and there is an obvious contrast to the person and the world outside the cave. Life for those people in the cave looks dismal, pathetic and sad. It makes me have questions about them, like what happened? A small part of the picture shows a better situation. The allegory describes the people in the cave to be like…

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    1810 marked the beginning of the Spanish American Rebellions when nations in Latin America began to gain their independence from Spain. With the help of patriot rebels and a growing sense of nativism amongst the colonies, nations such as Mexico and Peru fought for independence. Mexico’s journey involved a large uprising of indigenous and mestizo populations that sparked the concept of nativism that led Mexico’s patriot armies to independence. Peru, on the other hand, avoided a large rebellion…

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    The identity of individuals in post-European-colonization Latin America is simultaneous fragile and dynamic. Previously clear ethno-racial lines and national allegiances began to blend in the nineteenth century, contributing greatly to an increasingly poignant dilemma in selfhood. The lives of two prominent Latin American revolutionists, Simo ́n Boli ́var and Jose de San Marti ́n, uniquely demonstrated the dichotomous nature of having both European and Latin American connections of a political and…

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