Mexican Americans: Chicano And Latino Community

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Selena appeared at a time when the Hispanic community desperately needed someone to remind them of their roots. Many Mexican Americans born in the 1900s were not accepted, and were practically invisible to the community. 1990s Chicanos and Latinos in America were facing a lot of legislation across the country that would leave them excluded and often times without any rights. Having someone in the entertainment business for Latin Americans to identify with caused a sense of pride, and a sense of belonging. Other reasons being their lack of cultural knowledge. Many Mexican Americans, including Selena, who were born in Texas did not know nor understand Spanish. Therefore Spanish speaking Mexicans thought Tex-Mex people were impostures. As well

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