Chicano Schools Pros And Cons Essay

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Section #4 Assignment #4 Analyze two salient (very important or noticeable) legal decisions that have affected the educational standing of Chicanos. The two important legal decisions that have affected the educational standing of Chicano would be Mendez vs Westminster 1946 and Serna vs Portales Municipal Schools 1974. Each court case opened up new educational opportunities for Chicanos. Mendez vs Westminster 1946 was a federal court case that challenged racial segregation in Orange County, California schools. Five Mexican families challenged the practice of school segregation; they claimed that their children and many other children of Mexican ancestry were victims of unconstitutional discrimination by being forced to attend different …show more content…

As the Chicanos in the community felt that, the schools district’s opinion of English as a second language was not a correct response to the educational needs of Chicana/o students (Bernal). The court held that the district’s failure to offer such programs that can provide Chicana/o students a meaningful education was against their rights under the Title VI. This court case was significant because it made education equal by setting up bilingual and bicultural programs for the …show more content…

From each decade that has passed Chicano, music has taken musical changes and has incorporated this to create their type of sound. The different influences brought about what makes Chicano music its own. It is a musical style with roots in the intercultural conflicts and experiences from Anglos and Mexicans (Ortega). In the end what makes Chicano music different than other types of music is that it has a unique set of sounds, genres, linguistic mixing, poetry and political thought is the fact that this music moves people (Ortega). It draws from the past, it is expressed through political lyrics, and content with respect to what the Chicano’s experienced. Chicano music will continue to change but the historical styles will always remain, it will continue to blend and incorporate new sounds for future generations. Describe how Noriega links the expression of Chicano cinema with the Chicano

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