Monthly Archives: August 2014

Latino & Hispanic: Dangerous Propositions

“We are the schizophrenics of this society. We have guys walking around like John Wayne and singing like James Brown. They don’t know who in the hell they are…The fact is they are not identifying with their historical roots.” Rodolfo “Corky” … Continue reading



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44th National Chicano Moratorium Commemoration – August 30, 2014





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Response to Colorlines: Black & Chicana/o Solidarity Should not be Forgotten!

Last week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a survey that polled the reactions of Blacks, Whites and “Hispanics” to a Ferguson police officer’s shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager. The survey, which included a sample size … Continue reading



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The Mexican-Americans NEDA Much Better School System by Ruben Salazar – August 28, 1970

A week ago today Vice President Agnew stood in a sea of television lights at the Century Plaza Hotel to announce the formation of a new national organization to promote business development among the nation’s 10 million Spanish-speaking citizens. Agnew … Continue reading



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Brown Berets Hail ‘La Raza’ and Scorn the Establishment by Ruben Salazar – June 16, 1969

David Sánchez, prime minister of the Brown Berets, was at the East Los Angeles Free Clinic when he learned two of his top aides, along with eight other people, had been indicted for involvement in disturbances and fires set in … Continue reading



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Rethinking La Familia in Richard T. Rodríguez’s Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics

Through the wonders of social media, namely Twitter, I have been sharing and recommending hundreds of Chicana/o books and film titles amongst my “followers” for the last four years in order to promote Chicana/o literacy, encourage students to major or … Continue reading



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Strange Rumblings in Aztlán by Hunter S. Thompson in Rolling Stone – 4/29/71

The… Murder… and Resurrection of Ruben Salazar by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department… Savage Polarization & the Making of a Martyr… Bad News for the Mexican-American… Worse News for the Pig… And Now the New Chicano… Riding a Grim … Continue reading



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Free Nestora Salgado – August 21 at 4pm DTLA





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Keeping the Lower 50% in their Place: Vampires at the Border

Reuters reported that Americans are deeply worried that undocumented immigration is threatening U.S. traditional beliefs, customs and the nation’s economy – an amazing overwhelming majority — eighty-six percent of Republicans and 70 percent of Americans share this bias. To get … Continue reading



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¡Chicano Moratorium: 44 Years Later, La Lucha Sigue! (August 23, 2014) in Boyle Heights





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