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    influences from each other and create their own subculture through music, dancing and style5.¬¬ And yet in the mid of Chavez Ravine and Alpine Street, a “Naval Reserve Armory” filled with patriotic, young, white sailors was built. Tension was expected. The Zoot Suit Riots took place at of the dancing clubs in downtown Los Angeles, where minority youth dominated. And in these dancing clubs, there was a particular genre of music being play and dance to by the attendees, the Pachuco Boogie. Jazz and Big Band Swing were popular musical genres, and because of their close geographical proximity, these urban youth mixed cultures together to form a subculture known as “pachuco.”6 within Mexican American and African American or as what Whites referred to as “delinquents.” In this Pachuco subculture, minority, mostly Mexican American, can behave as freely as they want. They can wear their eccentric clothing, listen to certain type of music, and communicate in their own set of language, the Calo7. Back to music, the Pachuco Boogie is a mixed of rhythms of jazz, boogie, and blue. accompany with lyrics in Spanish and the Pachuco’s slang, Calo. One of the more famous examples of this genre of music is the song “Chicas Patas Boogie” by Lale Guerrero. The song “Chicas Patas Boogie” may have become associated with the youth subculture of Mexican American and African American that came under attack during the Zoot Suit Riots because it belongs to the genre Pachucho Boogie and the people…

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    everyone was eager to forsake their culture and traditions. Generally, if immigrants do not assimilate, they continue their traditions, blend their original traditions with the new one, or create an all new culture. The latter was adopted by the pachucos and pachucas of the 1940s in Los Angeles. Pachucas, in particular, faced issues with sexism, racism, classism, and heterosexism. They were despised by both American and Mexican communities by their way of dress and their way of life.…

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    a symbol for Chicanos and then defending them, the author is able to express her feelings more strongly and get her point across to the audience. Another example of symbolism in Anzaldua’s writing is when she mentions the Pachuco’s language as a form of spanish. By incorporating the symbol of a “Pachuco” and “zoot suit” the audience can derive conclusions from the zoot suit 's cultural and political meaning based on a time when Mexican Americans wore them as a symbol of cultural pride and…

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    Los Vendidos Analysis

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    Los Vendidos The play written by Luis Valdez, Los Vendidos, an interpretation of how American people see Mexican Americans is played through a drama. A secretary from Governor Reagan, Miss Jimenez, comes to a shop in hopes of finding a Mexican to bring to a gathering to create diversity in the crowd. The “shop” owner, Honest Sancho, is a business man trying to sell these Mexican Americans. Miss Jimenez is looking for a Mexican who is perfect. While Sancho is trying to help find the perfect…

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    People, you probably know who I am but if you have never heard about me, I’m the handsome and wonderful, Johnny… Johnny Pachuco. Before February 29th, 1928, San Antonio, Texas was a boring city until my orgullosa y poderosa madre gave me birth. By the way, she is very agradecida because she didn’t imagine that such child became the marvelous person that I’m today. Teodora, my mother, has always raised me as the true man that I am in company with her husband, Cayetano which is in jail and I have…

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    Choose your friends wisely because they could be your fortune, or your downfall. In the Mass Arrest, the police arrests the Zoot Suit “gang” during the dance for the Sleepy Lagoon incident where Henry Rena and his friends were accused of murdering José. While situated in jail, the Pachuco tells Henry to not give up and fight back for his friends and family. In the Zoot Suit play, it shows a conversation between Pachuco and Henry, “Pachuco: Forget the war overseas, carnal! Your war is on the…

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    I think that el pachuco was a conscience of henry and i will show you some examples.el pachuco was bing his conscience because in class we sall that el pachuco gave henry a switch blade because el pachuco wanted to protect himself and not get hurt and win he took it there was a knife battle but no one die. Including what most of the other friend commented, I believe El Pachuco to be many things, most significantly as Henry’s conscience and his alter ego, but also as an omniscient narrator…

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    According to Kinan Valdez the characters also used the concepts of actos by activating the spine, cultivating the heart, teaching to learn, opening the mind and serving social justice within the play. “Zoot Suit” brings together the unforgettable characters such as the mocking El Pachuco and the charismatic Henry Reyna, a gullible gang leader who finds himself caught in the middle of the racially raging events that astounded Los Angeles during the early 1940s. For example, “Zoot Suit” used the…

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    The Poachuco Generation

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    I would like to research the pachuco generation. And I wish to further inquire whether they did in fact cause many issues in society. I would also like to further investigate society's perception of pachucos and the role of zoot suits in this perception. I chose this because I got a glimpse of pachuco’s history during my senior year of high school and I would like to learn more about their history and who they really were. I also feel that this is something the US hides in history which…

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    The zoot suit riots were a sequence of many different racial bursts that occurred between Mexican Americans and American servicemen in Los Angeles, California. These attacks developed in this area throughout the early 1940’s.Before all of the many American’s started coming to live in the Los Angeles area, Mexican Americans “Zoot Suit Riots” take their name from the high-waisted wool trousers and baggy, long-tailed suit coats then worn by many Los Angeles youths, but the violence was more about…

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