Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Rise of the Hispanic Factorship & the Co-optation of the Chicano Movement

Most recently, I was reminded by a good friend about the story of Sisyphus who was condemned by the Greek gods to push an immense rock up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and be forced to … Continue reading



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Silent No Longer: The Visual Poetic Resistance of Chicana/o Cinema in the Experimental Films of Frances Salomé España

During the formative years of the motion picture industry in the early 1900s, silent films exemplified the abhorrently racist and misogynist attitudes of American cinema towards Mexicans. The films Let Katie Do It and D.W. Griffith’s little known, The Martyrs … Continue reading



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Ruben Salazar Revisited

As we approach the 43rd Anniversary of the historic Chicano Moratorium March Against the Viet Nam War on August 29, 1970, I am reminded of the many Chicana & Chicano heroes who sacrificed their blood, sweat, and tears so future … Continue reading



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Católicos Por La Raza: “God is Beside You on the Picketline”

Aside from the family, the Catholic Church has been one of the most important institutions in the Chicana/o community. The Catholic Church serves the religious and spiritual needs of the community. According to the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life, … Continue reading



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Chicana/o Studies & Eva Longoria’s “Commercial Garbage”

In a speech delivered on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building on September 16, 1975, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, leader of the Crusade for Justice, declared that the Chicano Movement was “alive and growing.” Corky’s “Message to Aztlán” was … Continue reading



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